Blue Hens soccer fall 1-0 in double OT heartbreaker
For 103 minutes, the women’s soccer team battled against the 14th-ranked Rutgers Scarlet Knights, including almost two rounds of 10 minute overtime.
With a little more than seven minutes left in the second overtime, Rutgers attempted a corner kick that was sent out of the box. However, the Scarlet Knights were awarded a penalty kick on a foul that occured in the box, sending both athletes and fans into a state of shock. The penalty was knocked in by second team All-American Amirah Al to give the Scarlet Knights the victory.
The blank sheet was then broken by second team All-American Amirah Ali who lead the way with five shots on net and the game-winning goal for the Scarlet Knights.
The Blue Hens were outshot 6-2 in the first half and 19-8 for the entire game. Delaware was dominated offensively and was on their half of the field most of the game. The Blue Hens were also issued a total of four cards, one being a red card issued after the end of the match. The Blue Hens also committed a total of 12 fouls.
The stand out for Delaware was sophomore goalkeeper Kamyrn Stablein, saving eight shots and making key stops in both the second half and overtime.