Pirates Struggle in 2-0 Loss to Delaware

Date: September 14, 2017

By: Noah Croslin

The Seton Hall men's soccer team fell 2-0 on Wednesday night to the Delaware Blue Hens at Owen T. Carroll Field.

Seton Hall was without one of its best players in Andres Arcila tonight, putting them a step behind the Blue Hens offensively right out of the gate.

The Blue Hens got out to a quick start tonight, while the Pirates had a hard time getting any offensive flow going. Delaware got their first goal on a penalty kick in the 35th minute by Thibault Phillippe to give the Blue Hens a 1-0 lead.

The Pirates came out with a purpose in the second half, playing noticeably faster and getting some ball movement going. This would lead to one more shot attempt than the first half, but the Pirates were still unable to find the back of the net. The Blue Hens would put the game away with a beautiful goal from Fede Prieto in the 61st minute from 24 yards out to put Delaware up 2-0.

Head Coach Gerson Echeverry acknowledged the negative impact of not having Arcila and how it hurt the Pirates' offensive attack.

"[Not having Arcila] disrupts the flow, especially on the attacking end," Echeverry said.

Seton Hall looks to bounce back when they start Big East play on Saturday the when they take on St. Johns at home. Catch all the action on 89.5 FM WSOU.


Noah Croslin can be reached at noah.croslin@student.shu.edu.

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