HORNETS SUFFER OVERTIME HEARTBREAK IN HOME OPENER Dover, Del. (Aug. 20, 2017) --- The Delaware State women’s soccer team played even with Wagner for nearly 103 minutes before sudden heartbreak in the Hornets’ 2017 home opener at Alumni Stadium this afternoon. Wagner goal keeper Delaney Beck scored from 39 yards out on a free kick in the second overtime to give the Seahawks a 2-1 victory.
Beck left her goal keeper post for the free kick on the opposite side of the field. Her line drive kick sailed to the left of a diving Delaware State goalie Leslie Fazio for the score, ending the match with 7:13 left in the second overtime period.
The loss overshadowed a valiant effort by the Hornets, who posted more shots (8-7) and shots on goal in the match (5-3).
After a scoreless first period, Wagner drew first blood when Taylor Wasserman scored from close range off a corner kick by Kim Fetto in the 61st minute.
Delaware State (0-2) kept the Seahawks at bay until freshman Julia Detwiler scored her first career goal from near the net following a free kick by Samantha Wanzor to tie the match in the 80th minute, and give the Hornets their first goal of the season. Detwiler was a star at Padua Academy in Wilmington before enrolling at DSU.
Wagner improved to 1-0-1 this season.
The Hornets return to action on Friday (Aug. 25) against Navy. The 7 p.m. match will be played at the new DE Turf Sports Complex on U.S. 113 in Frederica, Delaware.