Delaware (3-13, 1-5 CAA) vs. Towson (17-3, 3-3 CAA)

 Wednesday, October 11, 2017

🕖   6:30 p.m.

📍 Bob Carpenter Center - Newark, D.E.

Delaware (3-13, 1-5 CAA) at James Madison (13-2, 4-2 CAA)

 Friday, October 13, 2017

🕖   7 p.m.

📍 Sinclair Gymnasium - Harrisonburg, V.A.

 🎥  Live Video: JMU

 📊 Live Stats: Towson | JMU




• The Blue Hens return home to host Towson after a weekend on the road at UNCW and Charleston. UD dropped a heartbreaking five-set match at UNCW last Friday, 3-2, and fell to Charleston on Sunday, 3-0. Delaware enters Wednesday's match with a 3-13 overall record, including a 1-5 mark in conference play.
• Sophomore Maria Bellinger reached double figure kills for the sixth straight match, posting 28 on Friday and tying for sixth most in a match in school history. Bellinger also contributed 10 kills on Sunday's match. Bellinger posted her fourth double-double of the year, giving her 10 career double-doubles, on Friday at UNCW. Bellinger surpassed the 600-kills mark on Sunday and is ranked second in the conference, averaging 4.24 kills per set. Bellinger is ranked 28th nationally in kills per set and 35th in points per set. 
• Setter Abby Skryd recorded a her second double-double of the season on Friday with 24 assists and a career-high 14 digs. Skryd added 20 assists on Sunday, the eighth time this year that she has posted at least 20 in a match. 
• On Friday, Daria Robinson tied her season-best posting 12 kills, while Raven Luckett added seven without an attack error. 
• Libero Maddie Judge led the Blue Hens on Friday with 28 digs, just one shy of her career-best. Courtnie Roberts led the team with 28 assists at UNCW. 
• Sophomore Bailey Pearlman returned to action on Sunday after missing the previous two matches, contributing seven kills on the afternoon.
• Wednesday's match will be UD's third home match of the season and is the Blue Hens' Pink Game, featuring a snap bracelet giveaway.
• Following Friday's match at JMU, Delaware returns home for a weekend of home games, hosting William & Mary and Elon.


• Towson leads Delaware, 42-40, in all-time series meetings. UD took the match, 3-0, on Towson's home court in their last meeting in 2016. The Tigers have dropped three of their previous four matches, their only losses this season. Towson is ranked first in the conference with 13.73 assists per set, 14.54 kills per set and 17.96 digs per set.
• Delaware leads the all-time series with JMU, 27-25. The Dukes have a two-match win streak over the Blue Hens. UD fell to JMU, 3-0, in the CAA Final in Wilmington, N.C. in their last meeting in 2016. The Dukes enter the week having won four of their last six contests. JMU is ranked first in the league with 2.72 blocks per set. M'Kaela White ranks first individually for JMU with 1.46 blocks per set.

Article written by Summer Haran, UD Athletics Communications student intern