Delaware Men’s Soccer Handed a 2-0 Loss to George Mason in Colonial Athletic Association Mid-Week Home Match
October 24, 2012
Game Photo of Luke Oostdyk Courtesy of Mark Campbell
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NEWARK, Del. – A pair of second half goals by George Mason’s Taylor Morgan handed the University of Delaware men’s soccer team a 2-0 loss to the Patriots in a mid-week Colonial Athletic Association match on warm Wednesday evening at Delaware Mini Stadium.
“We were prepared to play today and the lads were focused,” Delaware head coach Ian Hennessy said. “But we were punished by few key mistakes and bad decisions.”
Delaware (3-10-4, 1-4-3 CAA) remains winless at home this season with a 0-4-2 record while George Mason improved to 11-5 and 4-4 in the conference.
“Credit a very organized and prepared George Mason team for tonight’s result,” Hennessy added.
In the 60th minute mark of the second half, GMU’s Morgan hammered a one-timer through the Blue Hens defense into the lower right corner of Delaware’s goal for the first score of the match.
At the 71:50 mark of the second half, Morgan shot into an empty net after Delaware goalkeeper Jay Lupas mishandled a save opportunity and gave the Patriots a 2-0 edge.
The Blue Hens had their offensive chances for the second-straight home match as UD out shot GMU, 19-9, in the match that included the a 10-2 mark in the first half.
During the match a combination of nine yellow and red cards were issued by the officials. Delaware’s Drew Colletti was handed a red card at the 21:52 mark of the first half that forced the Blue Hens to play a man short for the remainder of the first half.
UD’s Pirnce Nartey and Benjamin Asante and Vincent Mediate received yellow cards along with George Mason’s Ghiles Harmouche, Paul Andrews and Morgan.
The Blue Hens will make their final road trip of the 2012 regular season by heading down to Williamsburg, Va. on Saturday, October 27 at 7 p.m. when Delaware squares off against the College of William & Mary at W&M’s Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Day Field.Back To Men's Soccer Home Men's Soccer Story Archive