Radford, Va. (Mar. 4, 2017) ---Emma Rogers scored seven goals and Collee O’Connell added five goals and five assists to lead Radford to a 24-6 win over Delaware State in the Hornets’ 2017 debut at Cupp Stadium today.

The contest was also DSU’s first as a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference after competing as a Division I independent in the program’s first four years.

The Hornets were the first team to score in the game when Kayla Yurkanin fired a free position shot past Radford goal keeper Jenny Davis 6-minutes-39 seconds into the contest.

The Highlanders needed just 17 seconds to tie the game when Rogers scored her first goal of the contest  on a free position shot.

Radford also scored the next five goals, including Rogers’ second of the game, to open up a 6-1 lead.

The Hornets broke the Radford run when Yurkanin scored her second goal of the game off a feed from Tai Galmore to cut the Highlanders’ lead to 6-2 at the 14:56 mark of the opening period.

Radford was ahead 8-2 when DSU’s Olivia Summerville scored her first goal of the season on a free position shot with 10:42 to go before halftime.

The Highlanders ended the period on a 5-0 run to lead 13-3 at the break.

Delaware State scored the first two goals of the second half to pull to within 13-5. Summerville tallied the first second half goal and her second of the game off a feed from Iman Hasan.

Hasan then scored herself on a free position shot 24 seconds later.

The Hornets trailed 14-5 when Imani Hill scored her first goal of the season on another free position shot with 23:56 left to play.

Radford tallied the last 10 goals of the game to close out the scoring.   

Delaware State goal keeper Elizabeth Henry was credited with the loss, although she recorded nine saves in the contest.

The Hornets were outshot 41-16 in the game.

DSU is idle until Mar. 26 when it visits Howard in Washington, D.C. The Hornets’ home opener is Mar. 31 against Jacksonville ( 7 p.m.).

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