It took three games into the season but University of Delaware’s men’s soccer team finally have their first win of the season with a win 3-1 over Seton Hall on Saturday at Stuart and Suzanne Grant Stadium.
The standouts in the game for the Blue Hens were junior forward Robert Campbell, sophomore midfielder Noa Benninga, junior defender Halvard Ramstad and senior goalkeeper Todd Morton.
Campbell had two shots, one shot on goal, one goal and one assist in the win.
Benninga had two shots, two shots on goal and one goal in the win.
Ramstad had two shots, one shot on goal and one assist in the win.
Morton allowed one goal and had 4 saves in 90 minutes of play.
Blue Hens Score First
It was the Blue Hens who made their mark first on the scoreboard in the game, it happened at the 10 minute mark when sophomore midfielder Noa Benninga hit a shot from five yards out which was to the left side to the back right end of the goal. The goal was assisted by sophomore midfielder Mark Battle and that goal gave the Hens a early 1-0 lead in the game.
About four minutes later, the Hens scored again this time it was sophomore defender Ryan Calhoun who hit a shot from 10 yards out which was an open net from the right side. Junior forward Robert Campbell assisted on the goal that gave the Hens a 2-0 lead.
Seton Hall Scores
After almost 15 minutes of silence from Seton Hall’s offense, the team finally scored at the 16:38 minute mark in the first period.
Seton Hall’s goal came from forward Carlton McKenzie who hit a shot from five yards out which came from the middle to the left side of the goal. McKenzie’s goal was assisted by CJ Tibbling and that goal decreased the Hens lead to 2-1.
Hens Add One More In Second Period
It took about 22 minutes in the second period for a goal to happen and that goal was from Delaware.
Hens goal came from forward Robert Campbell who hit a shot from five yards out which was into the middle of the goal past a Seton Hall’s diving goalie. Campbell’s goal was assisted by junior defender Halvard Ramstad and that goal give the Blue Hens a 3-1 win over Seton Hall.
Blue Hens stay at home for their next match against Princeton on September 5th at 7:30 PM ET.
Shots: UD 13 & SH 12
Saves: UD 4 & SH 7
Corner Kicks:UD 6 & SH 4
Fouls: UD 9 & SH 11
Goals: Benninga (1), Calhoun (1) & Campbell (1)
Ast: Battle (1), Campbell (1) & Ramstad (1)
GK:Morton allowed one goal and had 4 saves in 90 minutes of play.