(Washington, D.C.) – The Delaware State women's soccer team (1-15) faced an uphill climb throughout Friday evening's match on the road against the George Washington Colonials (6-5-5, 2-3-2 Atlantic 10), as the Hornets allowed a season-high five goals in their 5-0 defeat.
Wasting no time, the Colonials jumped out to a 1-0 lead during the second minute when forward/midfielder Kristi Abbate (2) found midfielder/defender Alex Neal (2) deep in Hornet territory for the early score.
Right before the half, the Hornets kept the deficit at one until GW's Mackenzie Cowley (3) gained control of the ball in front DSU's net and put it for the score. Midfielder/forward Kate Elson (2) was credited with an assist.
At intermission, the Colonials attempted 26 shots, while DSU tallied two. In the net, junior Katelyn Koslosky (1-15) picked up five saves for the Hornets.
Meanwhile, in the second stanza, GW's Claire Haft (1) fired a past Koslosky to give her squad a 3-0 lead during the 66th minute, followed by Haft (2) connecting once again in the 70th minute to increase the Colonials' lead.
Later in the period, George Washington put the match of reach by way of a Jane Wallis (4) score during the 78th minute.
When the final buzzer sounded, the Colonials finished with 26 shots, including 13 placed on-frame, whereas DSU's offense generated four attempts throughout the evening.
Defensively, along with help from the rest of her teammates, GW's Nicole Ulrick (6-5-5) finished with one stop on the night, whereas Koslosky came away with eight saves.
Coming up, the Red & Columbia Blue will look to close the season out on a high note next Wednesday at NJIT (7 p.m.). Earlier in the season, DSU came up short to the Highlanders at home, 3-0.