Delaware Women’s Soccer Kickoffs Sunday’s Soccer Doubleheader with a CAA Match Against Northeastern
October 6, 2012
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
NEWARK, Del. – The University of Delaware women’s soccer team will continue its Colonial Athletic Association schedule on Sunday, October 7 at 1 p.m. with a match against Northeastern University at Delaware Mini Stadium. The match is the first of a soccer doubleheader at Delaware Mini Stadium with the Delaware men’s team battling No. 14 ranked Old Dominion University at 4 p.m.
“It’s great to be back home after three long road games,” Delaware head coach Scott Grzenda stated about UD’s longest stretch away from Newark during the CAA schedule. “The team is very excited to be involved in a double header with the men this weekend – we have such a great relationship with the men’s program, it’s always fun to have the opportunity to watch each other play.”
Entering Sunday’s match, Delaware (7-5, 4-1 CAA) sits alone in third place in the CAA standings as Northeastern (4-8, 2-2) ranks fifth in the conference standings.
UD, who owns a 2-2 record at home in 2012, returns to Delaware Mini Stadium after falling to Hofstra, 3-1, on Thursday that snapped Delaware’s season-long, five-game winning streak. Senior forward Ali Miller tallied her team-leading sixth goal in the loss to Hofstra. Senior forward Anna Lenczyk sits second on the team with three goals and joins Shannon Kearney as the only members of the team with a goal and assist this year. Junior goalkeeper Jess Levy has four shutouts in the 11 matches played this season and owns a 0.96 GAA.
“Northeastern is a quality team and we’ll have to be on our game to be successful,” Grzenda said. “This time of year it’s a fight for every point in the conference standings.”
Delaware and Northeastern have played 12 matches against each other since 1997, with the Blue Hens owning a 7-3-2 record over the Huskies that includes a 3-0 UD victory over NU in Boston last year.
The Huskies are led by third-year head coach Tracey Leone, NU has 17 letter winners returning from a club that went 9-10-2 during the 2011 campaign. Northeastern owns a 1-3 record on the road this season.
Senior Greta Samuelsdottir leads the NU offense with 12 points and five goals on the season, she is the only Husky to have multiple goals and assists this season. Northeastern also has red-shirt sophomore and 2009 CAA Player of the Year, Devin Griffin, returns to action after losing the past two seasons due to injury. Sophomore goalkeeper Paige Burnett has started every game for the Huskies in goal and collected three shutouts this year with a 1.74 GAA.
Following Sunday’s match, the University of Delaware women’s soccer team will play its final two home matches this week as the Blue Hens host the College of William & Mary on Friday, October 12 at 7 p.m. and Old Dominion University on Sunday, October 14 at 1 p.m. at Delaware Mini Stadium.Back To Women's Soccer Home Women's Soccer Story Archive