Sep 6, 2013
NEWARK, Del. - Shannon Kearney's game-winning goal in overtime, lifted the University of Delaware over Loyola University Maryland women’s soccer team, 2-1, at Delaware Mini-Stadium Friday evening.
Loyola (1-2) had the first opportunity to score in the 38th second of overtime, as the Greyhounds kicked it off and freshman Morgan Crable went forward for the shot. Delaware’s goalkeeper Jessica Levy saved the attempt, and the overtime continued until Kearney found the back of the goal in the 97th minute.
“I’m proud of the way we played,” head coach Katherine Remy Vettori said. “Delaware was organized and athletic. Overall, I’m happy with our performance and the growth I saw from last week to this week.”
A combined effort by a trio of rookies accounted for the Greyhounds’ lone goal. Maddie Boccio passed to Nicole Wojcik, and fellow classmate Nicole Wahlig recorded her first collegiate goal in the 37th minute.
Delaware (1-3) put the first point on the board, as Natalie Zelensky headed a cross just past the hands of Loyola goalkeeper Didi Haracic.
Haracic played all 98 minutes and recorded 10 saves in her first appearance in goal for the 2013 season.
The Greyhounds had a series of corner kicks, but Levy was able to keep the ball out of the net. Loyola had six corners to the Blue Hens’ three.
Delaware’s Zelensky tabbed five of the Blue Hens’ 20 shots. Delaware made 20 shots to the Greyhounds’ six. For the second week in a row, Wahlig has led the Greyhounds in shots, recording three, including two on goal.
The Greyhounds return to play under the lights at Ridley Athletic Complex Tuesday, Sept. 10. Loyola will take on the UMBC Retrievers for a 7 p.m. matchup.