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TOWSON, Md. – The Blue Hens once again had multiple players contribute to the scoring efforts Friday evening as No. 8 Delaware cruised to a 7-0 victory over Towson at Johnny Unitas® Stadium.

With the win, UD improves to 14-2 on the year and 4-0 in Colonial Athletic Association action while setting a new program single season record with 10 consecutive victories. Delaware also earns its sixth straight berth into the CAA Tournament with the triumph.

Junior Taylor Lister (Hummelstown, Pa./Lower Dauphin) and sophomore Greta Nauck (Krefeld, Germany/Gymnasium am Moltekeplatz) led the Hens with two goals apiece.

Sophomore Lisa Giezeman (Leidschendam, The Netherlands/Sin-Maartens/Boerhaave) added a goal and assist of her own while classmate Kiki Bink (Wageningen, The Netherlands/RSG Pantarijn) dished out a career-high three assists and senior Marjelle Scheffers (Amersfoort, The Netherlands/Stedelijk Gymnasium Johan van Oldenbarneveld) accumulated two helpers.

Junior Emmeline Oltmans (Baarn, The Netherlands/Het Baarnsch Lyceum) and redshirt sophomore Sydney Rhodes (Middletown, Del./C. Milton Wright) split time in the cage, but neither saw a single Towson shot.

Carli Herman registered a defensive save for the Tigers (2-14, 0-4 CAA) while Megan Boyle allowed seven goals with five saves in cage.

POST-GAME QUOTES
Head Coach Rolf van de Kerkhof
“Another good day for Delaware Field Hockey. By earning today’s victory, our program secured a play off spot in the CAA Tournament. Additionally, we were also able to play all of our players, see goals from multiple scorers and sharing the clean sheet with both goalkeepers. We are looking forward to our last non-conference game versus No. 19 American University on Sunday and hope to continue our development and consistency as a program. Our goal is to be best prepared as we will take on CAA rivals Northeastern and Drexel with a CAA regular season title on the line next weekend.”
 
Junior Taylor Lister
“We had the mindset coming in of controlling the controllables.  We’re not use to playing on this type of field, but it was important to play our own game. It was great to get a lot of playing time for everybody and it didn’t matter who was on the field, we kept the bar pretty high on the level of play.  We have to continue to play as a team, focus on each other, communicate and play as a unit.”
 
HEN SCRATCHINGS
     · The Blue Hens previously collected a single season record nine straight wins in 1998 and 2009.
     · Greta Nauck moved into second place in Delaware single season history with 21 goals. Casey Howard holds the record with 22 goals set in 2009.
     · Michaela Scanlon collected her first career goal in the 57th minute.
     · The Hens outshot the Tigers, 22-0, and held a 14-0 advantage in penalty corners.
     · Delaware’s 14 penalty corners were the most since posting 17 against Towson last season.
     · The Blue Hens are now 34-5-1 all-time and have won six straight over the Tigers.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
     · Sunday, October 23 – Delaware at American – 1:30 p.m. – Jacobs Field (Washington, D.C.)
     · Friday, October 28 – Northeastern at Delaware * – 7 p.m. – Fred P. Rullo Stadium (Newark, Del.)
     · Sunday, October 30 – Drexel at Delaware * – Noon – Fred P. Rullo Stadium (Newark, Del.)

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