Hallisey and Thierjung end Blue Hens' perfect start

[CALIFORNIA-DELAWARE: Men] No. 10 California handed No. 22 Delaware its first loss of the season, defeating the Blue Hens, 4-2, behind a pair of goals each by senior Connor Hallisey and sophomore Christian Thierjung. Delaware, the last unbeaten and untied team in the country, got two goals of its own from senior defender Tobias Muller.
 
“Today Delaware played an outstanding game,” Cal coach Kevin Grimes said. “We know that we had to be at our best to get a result.”
 
The Bears jumped out in front 2-0 within the first four and a half minutes on goals by Thierjung, who made his first career start. He opened the scoring in the second minute after getting a through ball from senior Stefano Bonomo and added a second goal in the fifth minute following a square ball from senior Max Oldham to give him four goals for the season.
 
“We had a great week of training,” Thierjung said. “After watching the video on Delaware, we knew this team would be strong. We came and answered the call and played very well together and we are happy with the result.”
 
Thierjung was involved in the third goal in the 48th minute, picking up a turnover near midfield and finding Hallisey. In the 53rd minute, Muller pulled one back for Delaware off of a cross from Jaime Martinez on a set piece.
 
Cal pulled away, though, as Seth Casiple found Hallisey to make it 4-1 in the 74th minute.  Muller's second goal came off of a cross by senior midfielder Ben Asante.
1 comment about "Hallisey and Thierjung end Blue Hens' perfect start".
  1. Jacob Wang, September 20, 2014 at 11:37 a.m.

    Roll on you Bears!

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