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NEWARK, Del. – No. 9 Delaware continues to dominate opponents as the Hens trounced Hofstra, 7-2, in CAA action Sunday afternoon at Fred P. Rullo Stadium.

It was once again a complete team effort as 12 Hens picked up at least one point on the day.

Sophomore Greta Nauck (Krefeld, Germany/Gymnasium am Moltekeplatz) led the way with two goals and an assist to up her league-leading point total to a career-high mark of 41.

Delaware (12-2, 3-0 CAA) also saw multiple point games from redshirt junior Kayla Devlin (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) and seniors Maura Zarkoski (Eagleville, Pa./Villa Maria) and Meghan Winesett (Centreville, Va./Westfield). Devlin finished the afternoon with two goals while Winesett notched a goal and assist and Zarkoski dished out two helpers.

The Hens outshot Hofstra, 23-6, and also held a 10-2 margin in penalty corners.

Junior Emmeline Oltmans (Baarn, The Netherlands/Het Baarnsch Lyceum) and redshirt sophomore Sydney Rhodes (Middletown, Del./C. Milton Wright) split time in the cage and each tallied a save.

Lara Bittel and Stella Schoen each collected goals for the Pride (9-5, 1-2 CAA).  Lauren Saltus stopped 11 Delaware shots.

POST-GAME QUOTES
Head Coach Rolf van de Kerkhof
“This was a great weekend for the Blue Hens. We knew we had a short period of time to recover from yesterday’s game against Michigan and our players did a great job preparing for a tough Hofstra squad.  We executed our game plan once again and it was a terrific team performance.  It’s great that our team is in the position to allow everyone who dressed the chance to play and this win is another step forward in our journey.”
 
Redshirt Junior Kayla Devlin
“It’s been exciting because we’ve had a lot of people step up and contribute since we began CAA play. We’ve really started to gel as a team and play well together. We have to continue to build our rotations to get that extra depth on the field so we can continue to stay consistent and work as a complete team.”
 
HEN SCRATCHINGS
     · The Blue Hens are 12-2 to start the year for the first time since 1988 when Delaware opened with a mark of 12-1-1.
     · UD is now 25-7 all-time against Hofstra and has won seven of the last eight over the Pride.
     · Sunday’s win marked the 75th for head coach Rolf van de Kerkhof at the University of Delaware.
     · The Hens have now scored in 39 straight games dating back to November 2014.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
     · Sunday, October 16 – Penn at Delaware – 1 p.m. – Fred P. Rullo Stadium (Newark, Del.)
     · Friday, October 21 – Delaware at Towson * – 6 p.m. – Johnny Unitas® Stadium (Towson, Md.)
     · Sunday, October 23 – Delaware at American – 1:30 p.m. – Jacobs Field (Washington, D.C.)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact Maggie Hayon | mhayon@udel.edu | O: 302-831-6389 | C: 302-379-9182