HORNETS TRUMP GOLDEY-BEACOM, 6-0
(Dover, Del.) – Friday evening, in what was the final exhibition tune-up for Delaware State (1-1), the Hornets came away victorious over the visiting Goldey-Beacom Lightning (0-1), 6-0.
In the first half, DSU did not waste any time getting on the board when midfielder Taylor Pratcher made a pass from the opposite wing to forward Taylor Addison in Goldey-Beacom territory. With a defender draped all over her, Addison managed to get the shot off and give the Hornets a 1-0 lead.
Later in the period, same score, Delaware State continued its offensive onslaught by scoring twice within a minute span. Giving the Hornets a 2-0 lead was midfielder Kelly Pelz-Butler when she controlled a deflection right in front of Goldey-Beacom’s net, whereas midfielder Tere’ Crawford was there for the rebound and score after a Pratcher miss. Pratcher was also credited with her second assist of the night.
At the half, DSU out-shot the Lightning, 8-4, while DSU’sKatelyn Koslosky (1-1) came away with one save.
After intermission, the Hornets’ offense continued to thrive when Koslosky placed a goal-kick to a streaking Addison on the left wing near the midfield line. With a defender trailing, Addison charged deep into Goldey-Beacom territory and fired a shot that was saved by goalkeeper Cindell Aguirre (0-1). However, midfielder Gabi Pinto was there for the rebound and score to make it a 4-0 contest.
Nearing the end of the match, with the score now 5-0 after an own goal in favor of DSU, midfielder Kaitlyn Schechput the finishing touches on the Hornets’ high scoring night when she made a couple of nice moves past a defender about 20 yards away from Goldey-Beacom’s net and put it past Cindell for the goal.
When the final buzzer sounded, the Hornets finished with 19 shots, including 11 placed on-goal. Leading the way for DSU was Addison and Schech with four attempts each, whereas Pinto finished with three and Bossert, Pratcher and defender Tori Hamilton all finished with two.
Coming up, Delaware State will jump back into regular season action this Sunday afternoon (1 p.m.) at home against the Bryant Bulldogs. Heading into Friday night, the Bulldogs were 0-2 on the season.
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