POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. --  Junior Hannah Specht led the University of Delaware women’s soccer team to a 2-1 double overtime victory at Marist Friday night, scoring a pair of goals.

Specht scored the ‘golden goal’ winner 41 seconds into the second overtime period on a perfect shot from distance that bent over Marist goalie Bianca Furci.

On the winner, Riley Dixon made a nice run into traffic ultimately flicking the ball to Specht who muscled past a defender to create space. The space allowed the Syracuse transfer the ability to release a powerful shot that ultimately evaded the Marist goalkeeper.  

The West Chester, Pa. native added her first goal of her Delaware career in the 12th minute to give the Blue Hens (1-2-1) the early 1-0 advantage. Marist (2-3) added a free kick goal in the 85th minute to send the game into overtime.

Delaware outshot Marist (2-3) 15-11, taking seven corners to Marist’s one.

Redshirt senior Kailyn Rekos made her return to the lineup, recording a pair of saves.

Head Coach Mike Barroqueiro:
“I’m incredibly proud of this group,” the head coach said. “Sometimes we don’t make it easy for ourselves and we definitely have things to clean up in our play, but the one thing we’re developing in excess is heart. This group is really learning to embrace adversity and use it as a tool to help us be our best. We gave up a late goal and most teams would have folded with disappointment. We played our best soccer in overtime.”

• Delaware earned its first victory of the season, and is unbeaten in its last two matches
• The Blue Hens are now 1-1-1 in overtime this season
• Barroqueiro earned his first career Delaware victory
• Dixon tallied her first career collegiate point
• Specht recorded her first two career goals
• Delaware improves to 3-0 all-time vs. Marist. Two of Delaware’s three victories over Marist have ended in double overtime

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