By: Juamarley Miller
On September 21, 2016, the Delaware State University Women Soccer (2-6-0) team fell to Marist College (4-5-0) at Alumni Stadium 7-1.
Marist began the game aggressively, putting pressure on Hornet goalie Michelle Lammers early in the beginning and throughout the first half.
The Hornet defense was no match for the Marist forward Keri Bradley, who scored the first goal only 12:21 into the game.
Marist continued to pressure the Hornet defense by scoring three more goals in the first half increasing their early lead to 4-0.
As the first half concluded, Hornets Head Coach Kortney Rhoades told reporters that she was not worried about the first half because she felt her team had gave up the same goal just four times. She continued by saying that the game was still in reach, also feeling her team could finish up the game 5-4.
Four minutes into the second half nothing seemed to change as Marist Camille Bowen scored a free kick from 25 yards.
Following one more Marist goal, the Lady Hornets scored their first goal from a corner kick from Kayleigh Leschinski to Kalyn Fauntleroy for the Hornets’ first and only goal at 63 minutes into the game.
“I think the score didn’t reflect how we played and they just capitalized on our mistakes better than we capitalized on theirs,” said sophomore Forward Jenna Wallace.
Up next for the Hornets Women’s soccer team is a home game versus LIU-Brooklyn on October 6, as they try to turn their season around.