On Friday Night, September 10, the bright lights lit up Alumni Stadium, as Delaware State University women’s soccer came up just short against Robert Morris.
The 2-1 loss, marked the Hornets fifth loss of the season; however, there are positives to take away from this hard fought match. Coming off a big loss to Radford, the DSU women’s soccer team looked to bounce back with a big victory.
The opposing Colonials scored two goals in the first half of play, but were shutout the rest of the game with stingy defense from the Hornets. The lone goal for the Hornets came from senior, Jada Lee, who picked up her first goal of the season in the 75th minute. This sparked the offense, and ultimately sparked all the fans in the stadium.
Hornets Senior, Telisa Washington, shared a few insights after the game. Washington said, “The second half we came back out there with more energy and confidence which allowed us to have more success in the attack that led to the goal.”
As fans cheered, and the ball zoomed from one side to another, the true voice of the stadium came from the DSU bench as their voices echoed through the stadium. Washington highlighted, “the better we were doing the more the crowd and the bench were getting into the game which added to the confidence”
The Hornets succumbed to the early goals, but they competed until the last second. There’s many positives to take away from the game, as goalkeeper, Eriona Shabani registered a season-high 13 saves in the contest.
DSU superfan and junior, Marcus Rose, was very optimistic when asked if the Hornets could turn the season around. He responded, “If they can take that second half, and match that energy for 90 minutes, this team is very hard to beat. That second half team played with confidence.”
Confidence will be key for the Hornets who are slated to play two away games this week. They’re off to visit Manhattan on Sunday and Iona College on Thursday. You can look at the Hornets schedule, which can be found on their website: https://dsuhornets.com/sports/sccr/schedule?path=sccr