BY RYAN GIBB
On Friday at Grant Stadium, the Delaware males’s soccer staff (5-2-2) suffered a 4-0 loss to Monmouth College (4-1-3).
Freshman centerback T.J. Hastings nearly captured an early lead for the Blue Hens, ringing a header off of the crossbar from a nook kick.
After a slow-paced first half, Monmouth shortly strung collectively a trio of objectives after fifth-year ahead Ben Zakowski sparked some momentum with a flashy volley within the 56th minute.
By the sixty fifth minute, Monmouth was up 3-0 because of objectives from freshman ahead Arturo McConnochie and senior defender Bastian Hatcher.
Tallying no pictures on objective, the Hens struggled to take care of possession and join offensively.
Delaware had solely misplaced one sport coming into this matchup in opposition to Monmouth, stamping a formidable 5-1-2 file.
Beating family names like Rutgers within the season opener and Loyola College Maryland the week after, this Blue Hens squad led by Head Coach Tommy McMenemy had showcased an thrilling mixture of grit and aptitude.
Regardless of the loss, junior captain Sam Donnellan and senior ahead Carlos Fernandez have confirmed themselves to be staples on offense, every recording six objectives on the season to date.
On the backend of the sphere, the freshmen pair Hastings and Sean Smith have solidified their spots because the staff’s centerbacks.
With a view to return to their successful methods, these pretty younger Hens should produce extra on the assault, patch up some holes on protection and play a extra polished, poised sport.
The Blue Hens will go on the street to face a 2-4-3 George Washington College staff on Sept. 26. Delaware’s subsequent residence sport is in opposition to Lehigh College on Oct. 3 at 6:00 p.m.