October 20, 2016
NOT IN THE PASSING LANE
Providence women done in by DePaul
CHICAGO -- The Providence College women’s team squandered a chance to overtake Big East Conference-leading DePaul, falling, 2-1, to the Blue Demons Thursday.
The Friars (10-5-2 overall, 4-2-1 conference) fell behind, 2-0, at halftime before graduate student Kathryn Hiller’s 64th-minute goal, her eighth of the season, cut the deficit off a Hannah Wear assist.
The Blue Demons (9-5-2, 6-1-0) took the lead on Ana Greik’s 31st-minute goal and upped the advantage as sophomore Madeline Frick headed in a Kelli Hubly cross in the 37th minute.
“Road games are tough to win and even harder when you find yourselves down a couple goals,” PC coach Sam Lopes said. “We struggled in the first half and found ourselves in a difficult position at halftime. The response was very good from a competitive standpoint in the second half and we made it interesting when we scored, but the equalizer never came. However, we didn’t implement the ideas in either half so it will be important for us to learn from this game, grow from it and challenge ourselves to be better on Sunday (against Seton Hall).”