Frederica, Del. (Sep. 5, 2018) --- The Delaware State women’s soccer team needed a little more than two minutes in overtime to strike for their second win in the last three contests. Freshman Savannah Ay scored off a missed shot two-minutes-eight-seconds into the extra period to give the Hornets a 1-0 victory over St. Peter’s at the DE Turf Sports Complex this evening.
DSU posted its second shutout win in the last six days to improve to 2-5, while the Peahens are winless in five matches this season.
After 90 minutes of regulation in which each team had few good scoring chances, the Hornets came out strong in the overtime period.
Early in the session, a close shot by DSU’s Jade Jamison was blocked by St. Peter’s goal keeper Victoria Scarratt, but Ay was in the right place at the right time to fire the rebound past Scarratt for the winning score.
It was the second game winner of the season for the Jarrettsville, Md., native. Ay also scored the lone goal in the Hornets’ 1-0 victory at UNC Asheville on Aug. 31. She’s now tied with Jamison for the team lead with two goals this season.
Delaware State goal keeper Leslie Fazio tallied three saves to record her second shutout of the season and fifth of her career.
The teams were tied 9-9 in overall shots, but the Hornets held 7-3 advantage in shots on goal.
Jamison and Ashley Ventura had two shots on goal each for the Hornets. Ay’s winning shot was her only attempt of the match. Her two goals have come on five shots this season (.400 shot pct.).
Delaware State is on the road for its next match this Sunday (Sep. 9) at Fairfield. Start time is scheduled for 3 p.m. in Fairfield, Conn.