Delaware Earns Seventh Straight Win in 1-0 Victory Over College of Charleston
NEWARK, Del. – In its first morning match of the season, the University of Delaware men’s soccer team defeated the College of Charleston Cougars 1-0 in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) competition at Delaware Mini-Stadium Sunday.
The win was the seventh straight on the season for Delaware, which improved to 10-1 and remained unbeaten in league play at 2-0. Delaware has won 10 or more games for the second time in the last three years but has surpassed the mark for just the third time since 1985.
Ten minutes into the second half, freshman forward Guillermo Delgado scored his team-high 10th goal of the season to put Delaware up, 1-0, with the game's only goal. After a making his way through a trio of defenders, Delgado found the back of the net from six yards out.
Delaware junior keeper Borja Barbero, last week's CAA and ECAC Player of the Week, continued his impressive play as he earned his fourth shutout of the season. Barbero, who tallied a single save against the Cougars, owns a 9-1 overall record and is a perfect 2-0 in CAA contests.
Delaware outshot Charleston 15-4 for the game, including owning a 10-0 advantage in the second half.
"The group showed a great commitment to quality in the second half," said Delaware head coach Ian Hennessy. "They managed the tempo and were able to play with some real pace and craft at times. Central midfielders Vincent Mediate and Nick DiRienzo deserve a lot of credit for today's game for their work rate and ability to manage the flow of things from the center of the park."
The league-newcomer Cougars are now 2-9 on the season and 1-5 in CAA play.
• DiRienzo earned his first start of the season for Delaware this morning
• Freshman Angus Maloney saw his first collegiate action while Ben Asante played in his first game of 2013
• Delaware has now outscored its opponents 27-12 this season
• The Blue Hens are averaging 2.45 goals per game
• Delaware returns to the pitch Wednesday, Oct. 16 when the Blue Hens travel to Boston to taken on Northeastern in CAA action at 6 p.m.