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Four Second-Half Goals Give Retrievers First Victory, 4-1, at Delaware State
Danielle Kell tallied three points against Delaware State.
“Everything we have been working on was rewarded tonight,” head coach Alyssa Radu said. “The girls stuck together and kept focused on the game plan. Their patience paid off as the game wore on. Our offense was balanced, and we stayed organized in back.”
The Hornets got on the board first when midfielder La Toya Lesane headed in a free kick by midfielder Theresa Wappett late in the 26th minute. Despite getting outshot, 8-1, in the period,
But the Retrievers drew even in the 54th minute on a rocket shot by junior midfielder Elyse Bilardo (
Just one minute later, Kell sent a cross from the left flank to freshman back Aly Gazarek (
In the 79th minute, junior midfielder Megan McDonald (
With less than three minutes remaining, substitute Hornet goalie Courtney Haas saved a shot by UMBC freshman forward Rachel McKee (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron), but Kell put away the rebound to account for the 4-1 final score.
“We hope to build off this result as we prepare for a tough conference game on Sunday,” Radu said.
The four goals were the most scored by the Retrievers since a 4-3 victory at
The Retrievers outshot the Hornets, 23-3, including 15-2 in the second half. Sophomore goalie Mo Van Vlerah (Ijamsville, Md./Northwest) recorded one save, while Curtis stopped six shots in 82 minutes and Haas saved two in the final eight.
The Retrievers return to action on Sunday, Oct. 4, when they host America East rival