Delaware Men's Soccer Suffers Second Straight Overtime Setback, 2-1 to Drexel
October 12, 2011
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Delaware men's soccer squad suffered its second straight overtime setback as the Blue Hens dropped a 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association decision to host Drexel at Vidas Field.
Drexel's Ken Tribbett scored with just 2:40 left in the second overtime period to lift the Dragons to the victory.
Delaware (7-3-1, 2-3 CAA) lost for just the third time this season but for the second straight game after falling to James Madison Sunday by a 3-2 score in overtime.
The Hens have lost consecutive games for the first time since setbacks to Northeastern and James Madison last Oct. 6-9.
Delaware has now played eight overtime games over the last two seasons, posting a record of 1-4-4.
Drexel (3-7-2, 2-2-1 CAA), which won its second straight game, avenged a 2-1 loss to Delaware last season.
After a scoreless first half, the Blue Hens got on board first as sophomore Robert Gimenez (at right), coming off a two-game absence, scored his sixth goal of the season just 1:52 into the second stanza. Gimenez' goal was unassisted as he scored on a low shot to the right side of the net.
But the Dragons came right back to knot the score at 1-1 just four minutes later as Michele Patala scored off a deflected save, scoring to the left corner of the net. Mark Donohue provided the assist.
Neither team was able to score for the final 40 minutes of regulation and for the first 10 minutes of the first overtime. Drexel finally broke the tie and ended the game as Tribbett scored off a feed from Tal Bubill following a Delaware turnover.
Tribbett chipped the ball over the head of Delaware goalkeeper Brandon Paul and into the net for the game-winner.
"It was a good to have Roberto back and scoring tonight," said Delaware head coach Ian Hennessy. "Credit Drexel for a good win. They were deserved winners."
Delaware will return to action Sunday, Oct. 16, when the Blue Hens start a three-game home stand vs. Hofstra at 3 p.m. at Delaware Mini-Stadium.