Women’s soccer wins in double OT against Seton Hall
The Blue Hens fought hard in their non-conference finale Sunday afternoon, winning 2-1 in double overtime against the Seton Hall Pirates.
Just three minutes into the game, sophomore Sara D’Appolonia scored with an assist by junior Riley Dixon, the second goal of her season. Less than a minute later, the Pirates scored and brought the game to a tie.
Delaware’s offense took control for the next 85 minutes, attempting a total of 24 shots and ending regulation 1-1.
The game went into its first overtime and Delaware took another five shots toward the goal, the last attempt shocking fans as the Blue Hens missed an opportunity to score with seconds remaining.
As double overtime began, Delaware’s offense dominated, pushing Seton Hall back to block four more shots. With less than a minute left, senior midfielder/forward Dani Kabat scored the game winning goal, the first of her season.
“Going into the conference, I knew it was really important to get that goal,” Kabat said. “It felt really good because we had 34 shots in the game. Everyone was working really hard, so I just wanted to do it for them, do it for my team.”
The senior credited her team’s success to their supposedly unmatched work ethic.
“Seton Hall didn’t have many shots on goal and I think that’s a tribute to our back line being the strongest I think we’ve ever had,” Kabat said. “And just everyone having their own role and responsibility and completing it to the best of their ability.”
Delaware will head to Charleston, South Carolina for its next game in a road test against the Cougars on Thursday, Sept. 26.