WILLIAMSBURGH, Va. – The University of Delaware women's soccer team dropped its second straight Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) match in a 2-1 deficit Sunday afternoon at William & Mary.

The Tribe scored the opening goal of the contest in the 8th minute of the first half when Katie Johnston scored her second goal of the season. Johnston's goal was assisted by Dani Rutter and Audrey Barry.

Delaware tied the game, 1-1 just three minutes into the second half after senior tri-captain Shannon Kearney crossed a pass the freshman forward Natalie Zelenky. After the pass from Kearney, Zelenky found the back of the net to register her third goal of the season.

Less than three minutes later, William & Mary would take the lead when Emory Camper placed a shot passed the Delaware keeper to put the Tribe up, 2-1.

The Blue Hens registered 13 shots in the second half, but could not overcome the one goal deficit and eventually fell to the Tribe, 2-1.

Two Delaware keepers, Jessica Levy and Jess Figueroa saw action in today's contest. Levy and Figueroa combined to register four saves in the loss. 

"Sometimes soccer is a special game," said Blue Hen head coach Scott Grezenda. "We had two mental mistakes and that was the difference. We made a couple adjustments in the second half and the girls were great. We scored a great goal and created come special chances from many different individuals. I know the girls are excited to get back on the home turf this weekend. 

Delaware is now 1-2 in CAA play with a 7-6 overall record while the Tribe improve to a perfect 3-0 league record, 6-1-4 overall.

Hen Scratchings

  • Delaware outshot William & Mary, 22-10 in today's match
  • The Blue Hens registered eight shots on goal to the Tribe's six
  • Kearney leads Delaware in points (11) and goals (4)
  • Zelenky ranks second on the team in goals with three
  • Delaware continues CAA play when the Blue Hens host Hofstra at Delaware Mini-Stadium on Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.