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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Six Blue Hens registered at least one point Friday afternoon as No. 10 Delaware picked up the 5-2 victory over Temple at Howarth Field.

Sophomore Greta Nauck (Krefeld, Germany/Gymnasium am Moltekeplatz) led all players with five points on two goals and an assist while classmate Sabrina Rhodes (Middletown, Del./C. Milton Wright) notched a career-high three points on a goal and assist.

Redshirt junior Kayla Devlin (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) collected her second goal of the season while freshman Kaitlyn Zook (New Holland, Pa./Garden Spot) recorded her first-career tally for the Blue Hens (4-1).

Delaware also saw points from senior Esmée Peet (Zeewolde, The Netherlands/RSG Slingerbos) and sophomore Lisa Giezeman (Leidschendam, The Netherlands/Sin-Maartens/Boerhaave), who each dished out an assist.

Junior Emmeline Oltmans (Baarn, The Netherlands/Het Baarnsch Lyceum) was credited with the win after stopping two Temple (1-4) shots.

Maddie Merton and Jessika Daniels knocked in shots for the Owls while Maddie Lilliock collected 11 saves.

Head Coach Rolf van de Kerkhof
“I am happy for the team with today’s outcome and the fact that we were able to provide everybody with a playing opportunity. On the other hand, we also learned that our performance needs works for the 70-minute window. When we as a team decide to execute the game plan we can be really good. That requires a certain level of desire and discipline, which is something we will have to work on to improve and make more consistent. We look forward to getting back on the field tomorrow and preparing for Princeton on Sunday.”

Senior Tri-Captain Maura Zarkoski
“We came away with the win, which is always important.  We came here and got what we needed. I think there’s always room for improvement and we’ll continue working on that. This is a team sport and we play as one team. It’s great to get in a lot of subs and in turn get a lot of different scorers.”
     · The Hens outshot Temple, 21-9.
     · Delaware is now 21-12-1 all-time and has won seven of the last eight against the Owls.
     · Esmée Peet moved into a tie for eighth place in program history with 98 career points (39g, 20a).  Missy Meharg posted 98 points (42g, 14a) from 1981-84.
      · Peet’s 20 assists also moves her into a tie for seventh place all-time alongside Rachel Barger (1996-99) and current assistant coach Missy Woodie Arenz (2007-10).

     · Sunday, September 11 – No. 10 Delaware at No. 16 Princeton – 1 p.m. – Bedford Field (Princeton, N.J.)
     · Friday, September 16 – Columbia at Delaware – 7 p.m. – Fred P. Rullo Stadium (Newark, Del.)
     · Sunday, September 18 – Indiana at Delaware – Noon - Fred P. Rullo Stadium (Newark, Del.)

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