Hens Unable to Overcome Early Deficit and Fall 2-0 at George Mason
October 21, 2011
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
FAIRFAX, Va. – An early two-goal deficit on the road proved to be costly for the University of Delaware women’s soccer team, which fell to George Mason University 2-0 on Friday night during a Colonial Athletic Association clash.
“I give Mason a lot of credit. They came out ready to play and dictated the pace of the game those first 20 minutes. They're a very good team,” said Delaware head coach Scott Grzenda.
The Blue Hens (7-6-3, 3-3-2 CAA) fell into an early hole as Mason tallied two goals in the first five minutes of the match. The Patriots leading scorer, Zoe Doherty, put away the first goal in the second minute while Nicole Clark added the second in the fifth minute. Tiana Kallenberger and Liz Hodges had the assists.
Behind a pair of first half saves from Lyndse Hokanson, the Patriots (7-5-5, 4-2-3) carried the 2-0 advantage into the halftime break.
Both teams were held scoreless in the second half, despite Delaware taking six corner kicks. The Hens held a 9-8 advantage on the corners, while the Patriots outshot Delaware 17-7, bolster by nine attempts in the second half.
Delaware got its seven shots from seven different players. Ali Miller, Laura Klebe (at right), Chelsea Duffy and Stacie Dulkis each managed one shot on goal.
Between the pipes, Breanna Stemler made seven stops for the Hens, while Hokanson made three saves to hold Delaware off the board for the first time in 10 games.
The Hens continue a road streak on Sunday when they head to Towson, Md. to take on the Tigers of Towson University. Game time is set for 1 p.m. at the Towson Center Soccer Complex.
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