DURHAM, NH - The University of Delaware's Erin Kelly scored from 30 yards out and Mandy Meritt later added an insurance goal as the Fighting Blue Hens downed the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team 2-0 Sunday.
The Wildcats (6-7-1, 2-4-1 America East) were unable to pressure the Delaware goalkeeper, managing only one first half shot on goal. The 'Cats could not convert on several passes into the box, with sophomore Angeline Alexakos (Bedford, N.H.) twice coming up empty on header attempts in the second half.
Delaware (5-6-1, 3-1-0 America East) put the game away with 12 minutes remaining and a 1-0 lead. Amy Brino sent a direct kick into the box that was tapped around several times before Meritt slid into the group, rolling the loose ball into the back of the net.
The first goal came on a long shot from Kelly the tipped off the outstretched hands of UNH junior goalkeeper Stephanie Springer (Solana Beach, Calif.) and ricocheted off the top bar and into the goal.
The Wildcats host Boston College on Tuesday the 19th, at 3:30 p.m.