A Pair of Northeastern Second-Half Goals Sinks Delaware’s Men’s Soccer Team, 2-0, in Mid-Week CAA Action
October 10, 2012
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
BROOKLINE, Mass. – A pair of Northeastern University second half goals sank the University of Delaware men’s soccer team, 2-0, in its mid-week Colonial Athletic Association match on a rainy Wednesday afternoon at NU’s Parson’s Field.
“Overall I really can’t complain with the performance,” Delaware head coach Ian Hennessy said about his squad’s loss. “It was a fairly even game from both sides with two lapses in concentration from us that determined the outcome.”
Delaware falls to 3-8-2 overall and 1-2-1 in the CAA while Northeastern (8-1-2, 3-0-1 CAA) remains unbeaten in the conference and has posted a 5-0-2 record over the last seven matches.
“Full credit to the Huskies for taking full advantage of our lapses and for keeping us off the board,” Hennessy added.
The Blue Hens and Huskies’ offense were kept in check through the first 45 minutes but that would change at the 71:07 point of the second half. Northeastern’s Simon Cox capitalized on a corner kick by Donovan Fayd by smashing a shot into the back of Delaware’s net.
Northeastern added a final goal with less than a minute left in the match when Don Anding tallied his eighth goal of the season on a shot inside the left post from the top of the box. An assist was given to goalkeeper Oliver Blum, who’s punt set up Andling’s goal.
UD and NU each registered nine shots in the match as junior Roberto Gimenez (at right) tallied the only shot on goal for Delaware and Cox led Northeastern with two shots on goal.
The Blue Hens had a yellow card issued to Gimenez in the 31st minute of the first half by officials due to his play.
Delaware continues its longest stretch in the CAA schedule on the road with a trip to Harrisonburg, Va. to battle the James Madison University Dukes on Sunday, October 14 at 2 p.m. at JMU’s University Park.