Dover, Del. (Oct. 17, 2018) --- Jade Jamison’s school-record seventh goal of the season was not enough to prevent Delaware State from a 6-2 women’s soccer loss to Yale in the Hornets’ 2018 home finale at Alumni Stadium this evening. Jamison, a junior, scored her record-setting goal in the 62nd minute to pull the Hornets’ to within 4-2 in the contest. The goal was set up by a long pass from Alyssa Coustenis, which Jamison outran two Yale defenders to retrieve. After winning the race for the ball, Jamison fired a shot from about 15 yards away past Bulldog goal keeper Maritza Grillo for the record score. Delaware State’s previous high for goals in a season was six by Chelsea Boursiquot in 2014.
Yale led 4-0 in the match before Delaware State scored back-to-back second period goals to make things interesting.
Aerial Chavarin had two goals and two assists, while four others tallied a goal each to lead the Bulldogs to their second straight win. Yale’s Sarah Jordan was credited with two assists in the contest.
Chavarin assisted on the first goal of the match by Ciara Ostrander to give Yale a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute.
The Hornets appeared to tie the match later in the opening period but an apparent goal in an open net by Savannah Ay (fr.) off a feed from Jamison was denied due to an offsides call.
The Bulldogs scored three more first period goals, two by Chavarin, to lead 4-0 at the half.
Delaware State finally got on the board when Ay officially scored off a feed from Braxton Clark (jr.) in the 57th minute to cut Yale’s lead to 4-1. The goal was the fifth of the season for Ay, which is the most by a Hornet freshman and tied for third best in team history.
Jamison’s score less than five minutes later cut the DSU deficit to two.
The Bulldogs scored insurance goals in the 72nd and 83rd minutes to seal the win.
The Hornets will close out their 2018 season with three road matches, beginning with a visit to Wagner on Friday (Oct. 19) at 7 p.m.