Roundup: Loss ends Delaware field hockey team’s 20-game win streak

The No. 3 ranked Delaware field hockey team saw its 20-game unbeaten streak snapped Sunday afternoon as the Blue Hens fell to ninth-ranked Louisville, 3-1, at Trager Stadium.

The Hens (1-1) who opened the season with a 7-0 win over Indiana on the same field on Saturday, fell behind early 1-0 after a Louisville goal 16 minutes into the contest.

In the 27th minute, Delaware’s Kayla Devlin tallied the lone goal for the defending national champions, tying the score at 1-1.

Just seven minutes later, the Cardinals (2-0) took the lead for good when Minout Mink scored her first of two goals on the afternoon. Mink added her second goal of the match in the 51st minute to give the Cardinals a 3-1 lead.

“Our compliments to Louisville, they came out strong and fast,” said Delaware coach Rolf van de Kerkhof. “As well as we played yesterday, we struggled at times today and never really found our groove. We played against ourselves and that is a lesson learned that we need to apply to the next game.”

The loss is Delaware’s first in nearly a year, as the Hens last fell at Princeton on Sept. 11, 2016. Delaware and the Cardinals met in the NCAA Tournament a season ago with the Hens taking the match, 1-0.

Goalie Emmeline Oltmans recorded five saves for Delaware.

College soccer

Yale 3, Delaware State 0: The Hornets played even with Yale for nearly 48 minutes before the Bulldogs took control,

Less than three minutes into the second period, Yale’s Michelle Alozie broke the scoreless tie on a cross from Hanna Coy.

The Bulldogs doubled their lead when Alozie scored from close range for her second goal of the match in the 54th minute.

After holding the Bulldogs without a shot in the opening period, the Hornets (0-4) allowed 16 attempts in the final 45 minutes, including six on goal. Delaware State goal keeper Leslie Fazio recorded three saves, each in the second period.

The Hornets had three shots in the match, all in period two. Alexa Gibbs fired off DSU’s lone shot on goal.

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