CHARLESTON, S.C. --  The University of Delaware women’s soccer team earned one Colonial Athletic Association point Friday evening as the Blue Hens tied the College of Charleston, 1-1 in double overtime at Patriots Point field.
The double overtime CAA tie is the second of the season for Delaware as it tied Hofstra, 1-1, at home on October 11.
For the third consecutive match, the Blue Hens were led by sophomore Emily Market.  Market scored her third goal in three games, allowing Delaware to tie College of Charleston, 1-1 in the 63rd minute of play. Junior tri-captain Allegra Gray tallied the single assist on the game-tying goal.
Cougar midfielder Danielle Mellem scored the opening goal of the contest as she tallied her second goal of the season in the 10th minute of the first half to give College of Charleston an early 1-0 lead over the Blue Hens. Mellem’s goal was assisted by Michaela Herrmann.
Neither the Blue Hens or Cougars could capitalize on scoring opportunities throughout the second half forcing overtime.
In the first overtime period neither team found the back of the net forcing a second and final overtime. In the second overtime Delaware outshot College of Charleston, 4-1. Despite the Hens’ late shot advantage, the match ended in a 1-1 draw.
Senior keeper Jess Levy earned the start between the posts for the Hens and stopped four of five shots.
“Tonight’s game shows how tight our conference is,” said Blue Hen head coach Scott Grzenda. “I felt the girls played some very attractive soccer tonight but the ball just didn’t bounce our way. It was great to see Emily continue her scoring streak. It was a great finish. As usual things will go down to the last day. Hopefully we can get a result Sunday and play a home game.”
Delaware is now 9-6-2 over this season, going 3-2-2 in CAA play. The Cougars own a 2-13-1 overall record with a 0-6-1 conference mark.

Hen Scratchings

  • Tonight’s match is just the second double overtime contest of the season for Delaware
  • Gray’s assist is her first of the year
  • Levy has now allowed 1 or less goals in 12 matches this season
  • Delaware wraps up the 2013 regular season Sunday at UNCW in a 2 p.m. contest