Women’s soccer tops Delaware Valley 7-3 for fourth straight win
HOBOKEN, NJ (October 12, 2022) – Youth Amelie Rehrig scored its second career hat trick as the Stevens Institute of Technology women’s soccer team defeated Delaware Valley University 7-3 on Wednesday in a MAC Freedom game at DeBaun Athletic Complex.
Graduate student Rachel Redhead, who was named United Soccer Coaches College Division III Player of the Week earlier today, finished with a goal and an assist for the Ducks, who won their fourth game in a row to improve to 5-5-3 on the year and a perfect 4-0 in the league. Stevens improved to 4-0 all-time against Delaware Valley. The Ducks’ seven-goal production marked the most in a single game for the team since Nov. 12, 2016, when the Ducks beat Colby-Sawyer 8-0 in an NCAA opener.
Gillian Baker scored twice and Jess Williamson also found the back of the net for Delaware Valley, which fell to 6-6-1 on the year and 0-4 in the MAC Freedom. The Aggies have lost four straight.
Second year Zoe Hindman picked up the win in goal for the Ducks after taking over from the junior Dana Perry in the second half. Perry stopped a pair of shots in 45 minutes in the first half. Olivia Sherwood tied a career high with 23 saves in a losing effort for Delaware Valley.
After creating comfortable first-half margins in their last two games, the Ducks found themselves in an early deficit, when Wiliamson scored an opportunistic goal in the 10th minute. Marley Bramsway collected a free kick and sent a shot towards goal which was blocked by a Stevens defender. The ball was carried to Williamson, who slotted the ball into the left side of the net to give the Aggies an early advantage.
Stevens applied heavy pressure on the Delaware Valley back line, making nine shots in the first six minutes of the game, while also securing three corners. Rehrig broke through in the 18th minute, from a header from a freshman center Sarah Wnorowski in the corner of the goal for his sixth goal of the year. She would add her second of the night in the 25th minute, tapping out a cross from a graduate student Fiona Matthews tie the Ducks at two after Baker scored on a direct kick to put the guests in front in the 23rd minute.
In the second half, the juniors Elsa Bly jumped on a stray ball outside the 18 and sent a blast into the net for his first scorer of the season to put the Ducks ahead for good. Rehrig completed his second hat trick of the year moments later, finishing off a well-placed fly ball from Rouse to push the Ducks lead to 5-2. Second year Abby Harris hit in his own rebound and graduate student Taylor Whitlock scored on a superb junior pass Elaine Kooiker to circle Baker’s second goal of the night to provide the final winning margin.
The Ducks were firing on all cylinders offensively, finishing with a season-high 45 shots on 30 on target. Conversely, the Ducks left no respite to the Aggies and conceded only five shots in the evening, including only one in the second period.
- Bley scored his second career goal in the 54th minute. The Puyallup, WA native kicked a ball on goal well beyond the 18. Sherwood jumped up and made contact with the shot, but the ball still crossed the line to put the Ducks ahead for good.
- Harris scored his first career goal in the 62nd minute. The Las Vegas, Nevada native initially ran a serve, but Sherwood spurned the tryout. The ball returned to Harris, who pushed it into the back of the net.
Inside the numbers
- The Ducks’ 45 shots were the most for the team since shooting 46 against Babson on Sept. 9, 2017.
- At 4-0, the Ducks are currently atop the MAC Freedom standings. Stevens is three points ahead of No. 3 Misericordia, who has nine.
- Stevens outscored opponents 21-5 in conference play, while ranking second with 5.25 goals per game.
- Rouse now leads the conference with seven assists and has at least one point in four straight games.
- Hindman’s victory was the first of his career.
- Women’s Soccer travel to Williamstown, Pennsylvania on October 15 to take on Lycoming College in a MAC Freedom contest.
- The teams have only met once, with the Ducks picking up a 2-1 win at Hoboken on October 30, 2021.
- Links for live stats and video are available at StevensDucks.com.
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