The Flyers (picture from Aug. 22, 2019) won their first game at Baujan Field since Oct. 24, 2019, 1-0 over Marshall on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Flyer News.
One day after the UD men’s soccer team won their first game at Baujan Field in 15 months, the Flyers women’s soccer team beat Marshall 1-0 in their first game at their home field since Oct. 24, 2019.
After the game, head coach Eric Golz said it was “awesome” to be back at Baujan Field.
“Our field staff… and our administrative staff have been working incredibly hard to get Baujan ready to play and to provide an opportunity to our players,” Golz said. “I think it was around 490 days since we were on Baujan Field, so I think just to get back to familiar territory and get back in front of the fans on our home field was a tremendous feeling for our players and I know that they enjoyed it, and hopefully there are many more this season.”
Both the Flyers and Thundering Herd were held scoreless for the first 73 minutes of the game, though the Flyers finished the game with a remarkable 25 shots to just 3 for the Herd.
“We talked at halftime that we needed to increase the tempo, increase the urgency, just the commitment to get forward and get the numbers to create opportunities,” Golz said. “I thought (the team) responded really well in the second half, and generated a number of opportunities… I think we left some others on the table.”
In the 74th minute, though, senior defender Kara Camarco received a pass from sophomore midfielder Jessica Sheldon via sophomore forward Laney Huber, and struck the ball into the back of the net to give the Flyers a 1-0 advantage.
“(Sheldon) continues to be very dangerous for opposing teams to defend,” Golz said about Sheldon, who bagged her third assist of the season. “With her movement to find the ball… to get the ball in dangerous spots in the field and find herself isolated to create some overload to leave her alone with a one-on-one situation, I’ll take that seven days of the week.”
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The Flyers held the lead for the final quarter of an hour, and with the 1-0 win improve to 3-1 on the season.
Next up, the Flyers face Louisville on Saturday at 2 p.m.