This Week in Blue Hens Athletics History
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University of Delaware Athletics takes a weekly look back at some of the more memorable dates in Blue Hen history.
Delaware Women's Soccer Knocks Off Stony Brook at JMU Tournament
Harrisonburg, Va. (Aug. 26, 2011) -- Bouncing back from an odd ending to its first game of the 2011 season, the University of Delaware women's soccer picked up its first win of the year, defeating America East foe Stony Brook 3-0.
"Im really proud of the way the girls battled today," said head coach Scott Grzenda. "We created many great chances and played with a lot of passion."The win was not only Grzenda's 195th of his career, but his fourth over the Seawolves. It was the first time Delaware and Stony Brook have met since 2004 when the Hens took a 2-1 at the Navy Tournament.
The Blue Hens improved to 4-2-0 all-time against Stony Brook, including a 3-0-0 record at neutral sites.
Two quick goals from junior midfielders Melissa Pennington and Tania Domingos gave Delaware a lead they never relinquished, posting their first shutout of the year. Pennington bookended the evening with the third and final goal.
Sophomore Shannon Kearney handed out two assists, one on Pennington's first goal, the second on Domingos', while Leigh Victory had a second assist on Pennington's first and Taylor Thompson aided the third goal of the game.
Breanna Stemler logged all 90 minutes in Delaware's goal, turning aside six Stony Brook attempts to post her ninth career shutout.
Pennington found the back of the net for the first time in the 29th minute as the Hens put together pinpoint passing. Victory fed the ball to Kearney who in turn made a pass to Pennington in the box for the finish.
Domingos put away an insurance goal just five minutes later, turning on a Kearney pass form 11 yards out, putting the Hens up 2-0 going into the halftime break.
Setting up the third goal, Thompson ripped a shot, but Morales was up to the task, making the initial save. But before anyone else had a chance at the ball, Pennington controlled the rebound and put away the final goal of the game.
The Blue Hens, backed by Stemler, held Stony Brook scoreless for the remaining 32 minutes.
Delaware controlled the offensive pace, taking 15 shots, while the Seawolves were close behind, taking 13. Both teams took six corner kicks, while Stony Brook was whistiled for eight fouls and the Hens for just five.