Newark, Del.
- The University of Delaware women's soccer team earned its third straight victory this evening at Delaware Mini-Stadium as the Blue Hens topped the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds, 2-0. With tonight's win, Delaware remains undefeated at home with a perfect 4-0 record. The last time Delaware won its first four home games of the season was 1995.

The first half was evenly played with both squads combining to register only four shots on goal in 45 minutes of action. The second half proved to favor the Blue Hens with both Delaware goals coming in final 27 minutes of the match.

Delaware's first goal was scored when senior captain Shannon Kearney (at right) found the back of the after a 

quick cross from classmate Chelsea Duffy (bottom left) in the 63rd
minute. The goal marks the third of the season for the forward.

With only 1:12 remaining in the game, freshman midfield Mikala Kin tallied the first goal of her collegiate career. Duffy also added the assist on the second Blue Hen goal to register her first multi-point game this season. Duffy is the second Blue Hen to record a multi-point performance in one of Delaware's eight games so far this year.

Goalkeeper Jessica Levy earned the win in net for the Blue Hens. Levy stopped both shots she faced to earn her

 second shutout of her senior campaign. The keeper owns a 4-3 record with a .824 save percent and 0.85 goals against average.

"It was a complete team effort tonight," said Delaware head coach Scott Grzenda. "LIU defended very well and it took us some time to break them down, but they girls competed very well. Shannon worked extremely hard for her goal and it was great to see Mikala score her first."

Delaware moves to 4-4 on the season while LIU Brooklyn falls to 2-5-1.



Hen Scratchings

  • Kearney now leads the Blue Hens in goals (3) and points (7)
  • Duffy leads in the squad in assists with three
  • Delaware outshot LIU Brooklyn 13-3 in tonight's match
  • The Blue Hens owned a 4-0 corner advantage over the Blackbirds in the last 45 minutes of action
  • Delaware returns to action Sunday, Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. when the team travels to Philadelphia to face Temple