BROOKLINE, Mass. -- The University of Delaware men’s soccer team, behind a free-kick goal from sophomore Halvard Ramstad, defeated Northeastern University 1-0 Saturday afternoon in Colonial Athletic Association action at Parsons Field.

The Blue Hens (4-2-1, 1-1 CAA) outshot the Huskies (2-5-1, 1-1 CAA) by a 20-6 margin, recording six shots on goal to Northeastern’s one. NU played the final 35-minutes of the match with just 10 players after Moustapha Samb was booked for his second yellow card of the match in the 56th minute.

UD scored the game-winner in the 56th minute when Ryan Mertz was ripped down just outside the 18-yard box by Samb. On the ensuing free-kick, senior captain Thibault Philippe sent a perfect ball that found a leaping Ramstad, who headed the ball into the left-side of the net. The goal was his first of the season.

In between the pipes, Delaware senior goalkeeper Todd Morton earned his fourth victory of the season, making just one save.

Delaware returns to action Wednesday night when the Blue Hens host CAA rival Drexel for a 7 p.m. kick at Stuart & Suzanne Grant Stadium.

Head Coach Ian Hennessy
“The city of Boston is always a tough place to play, especially for a CAA setting. I am thrilled for the lads that we earned not only the victory but also the shutout. We had some quality moments tonight and if we can improve our consistency I think we have the makings of another good team. Wednesday night we have a critical game at home against Drexel. Hopefully, we can count on our continued crowd support in a vital game against our Philadelphia-based rival.”

HEN SCRATCHINGS:
Delaware improves to 3-1 this season on the road and has now won three straight games against Northeastern
The Hens are now 7-16-2 all-time against Northeastern
Saturday’s victory is the first time Delaware has won a game when scoring just one goal. The Blue Hens were previously 0-1-1 when scoring one goal this season.
Morton won his 23rd career game. He needs just two more to match Borja Barbero’s all-time UD career record. The goalie earned his 14th career shutout, which is the second most all-time. He needs just six more to equal All-American Dave Whitcraft’s record of 20.

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