Delaware Women’s Soccer Falls 3-1 to UNCW in Last CAA Regular Season Match
WILMINGTON, N.C. - The University of Delaware women’s soccer team fell 3-1 to Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) opponent UNC Wilmington in its last regular season match of the 2013 season at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Despite the loss, the Blue Hens (9-7-2) finished the regular season with a 3-3-2 CAA record and earned the No. 6 seed in this week's CAA Tournament. Delaware, which has now qualified for the CAA Tournament three straight years, will travel to No. 3 seed Northeastern for a quarterfinal matchup next Sunday, Nov. 3.
Senior captain Dianna Marinaro scored Delaware’s single goal against the Seahawks. The midfielder found the back of the net directly off a free kick in the 48th minute of play. Marinaro’s goal, her second of the season, brought the Hens with one goal of UNCW as the Seahawks scored two early goals in the first half to jump out to a 2-0 advantage.
UNCW finished the regular season with a mark of 9-9 and earned the No. 5 for the upcoming CAA Tournament with a 4-4 mark in league play. The Seahawks will face Hofstra in the quarterfinals Sunday.
The first UNCW tally was scored by Katrina Guillou in the fourth minute of play. Stephanie Bronson was the only assist on Guillou’s goal. Less than 10 minutes later, UNCW scored its second goal of the day when Maddie McCormick put a shot passed Delaware keeper Jessica Levy after passes from Guillou and Morgan Leyble.
The Seahawks scored their third and final goal of the game in the 64th minute when Guillou scored her second goal of the game, leading UNCW to the 3-1 victory.
“We just weren’t sharp enough at the beginning of the game to compete,” said Delaware head coach Scott Grzenda. “We need to put today behind us and get ready for the playoffs. Di’s goal was a real bright spot and it was great to see her put it away.
• Senior Shannon Kearney led the Blue Hens in shots with five
• The three goals allowed by Levy is the most she has allowed in one game throughout the 2013 season