BOSTON, Mass. – The University of Delaware field hockey team scored first, but No. 16 Boston University outlasted the Blue Hens, 2-1, in overtime Monday afternoon at New Balance Field.

Sophomore Michaela Patzner (Rosenheim, Germany) put the Hens (1-1) on board in the eighth minute from the right side off of an assist from junior Rebecca Pepper (Lewes, Del.).

Both teams remained scoreless over the next 55-plus minutes before Sofi Laurito notched a goal with less than five minutes left in the game to force overtime.

The Terriers (2-0) picked up the golden goal from Hester van der Laan in the 73rd minute for the 2-1 victory.
Head Coach Rolf van de Kerkhof – “Our team fought hard and played strong defense throughout the game.  Playing a ranked Boston squad opened our eyes to the importance of improving ball possession and controlling game tempo.  These are great tools for us to improve our performance moving forward.  I believe this weekend was very valuable to our team and we will be better because of it by the time we open at home against Central Michigan on Friday.”


  • Dating to last season, sophomore Michaela Patzner recorded at least one goal for the third consecutive game for the first time in her career.
  • Patzner now has 10 career goals.
  • Also dating to last season, Patzner has scored at least one point in the last four games.
  • Junior Rebecca Pepper notched her first assist of the season and just the second of her career.
  • Delaware is now 46-38-12 all-time in overtime contests, including a mark of 21-16-4 on the road.
  • Senior Sarah Scher started her seventh consecutive game in goal for the Blue Hens.
  • Scher collected five saves in 73:05 minutes of action.
  • Delaware is 1-1 on the season.


  • Friday, Sept. 6 – Central Michigan at Delaware, 3 p.m., Rullo Stadium
  • Sunday, Sept. 8 – Lafayette at Delaware, Noon, Rullo Stadium
  • Friday, Sept. 13 – Temple at Delaware, 7 p.m., Rullo Stadium