Dover, Del. (Sep. 8, 2019) --- Delaware State snapped a long scoring drought and posted a season-high in goals, but it was not enough in a 5-2 loss to East Tennessee State at Alumni Stadium this afternoon. The Buccaneers won for the first time in five matches to improve to 2-2-2 on the season, while the Hornets fell to 0-6, including the last four at home.
Delaware State opened the scoring on Geligne Franklin’s first career goal in the 10th minute. The score was set up by a free kick from Mary O’Conner. After the kick by O’Conner, Franklin outplayed ETSU goal keeper Tess Mrozek for the ball and chipped the ball into the net from close range to snap a 391-minute scoring drought for the Hornets.
East Tennessee State evened the match when Anjela Kricak scored the first of her two goals in the 14th minute. Kricak struck again in the 40th minute, firing a shot past DSU goal keeper Franchesska Ramirez from 15 yards away, to give the Bucs a 2-1 lead.
ETSU opened up a two-goal lead on a goal by Momoko Horiuchi early in the second half (47:42).
Delaware State to within a goal when Alyssa Coustenis scored for the first time this season off a feed from O’Conner in the 59th minute.
The Bucs added an insurance goal in the 74th minute and closed out the scoring on a goal with 26 seconds remaining.
East Tennessee State outshot the Hornets 19-8. Ramirez had six saves in goal for DSU.
Delaware State will play its next three matches on the road, beginning with a contest at Rider on Thursday.
The Hornets will also visit Hartford (Sep. 15) and Canisius (Sep. 18) before returning home to face Loyola (Md.) on Sep. 24.