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EMMITSBURG, Md. --  University of Delaware senior Trupert Ortlieb and his teammates enjoyed a scoring explosion Saturday afternoon as he notched a career-high six goals on the way to the Blue Hens’ 18-5 men’s lacrosse victory over Mt. St. Mary’s at Waldron Family Stadium.

Delaware (1-1) led 6-3 at halftime but hit the back of the net an incredible nine times on just 15 shots in the third period to take control and cruise along to their most one-sided victory in five years.

Ortlieb (Episcopal/Drexel Hill, Pa.), a third-year transfer from Providence, had scored just five times in 14 career games entering the contest but led the UD onslaught by scoring six goals on just seven shots to lead the scoring explosion. He scored three goals in each half and got the second half momentum swing underway by scoring twice in the first 2:18 of the second half to get things moving.

“Our coaching staff was really proud of the effort from the team today,” said Delaware head coach Bob Shillinglaw, who coached his 600th game for the Blue Hens. “Our guys came out in the second half and exploded for multiple goals which provided us the momentum in the third quarter that broke the game open. This is a big week of practice for us as we head into the Navy game next Saturday.”

Delaware sophomore Andrew Romagnoli (Christian Brothers/Cazenovia, N.Y.) added four goals and two assists, freshman Charlie Kitchen (St. Augustine Prep/Marlton, N.J.) added three goals and two assists, and Joe Eisele (St. Augustine Prep/Egg Harbor Township, N.J.) contributed two goals and two assists as the Hens scored their highest goal total since an 18-6 win over Holy Cross last March 3 and had their most one-sided win since a 19-6 victory over Detroit in the 2012 season opener.

The Hens outshot the Mountaineers44-29 and had an even bigger advantage on faceoffs, winning 18 of 26 as Jake Hervada (Haverford/Philadelphia, Pa.) won 9 of 12 attempts and Sam Walsh (Mountain Lakes/Mountain Lakes, N.J.) won 8 of 12 tries. Delaware goalkeeper Parker Ferrigan (Baldwinsville/Baldwinsville, N.Y.) was also on the mark as he turned back eight shots while allowing just five scores.

Mt. St. Mary’s (0-1), which was playing its season opener, got goals from five different players with Jack Mangan scoring a goal and dishing out two assists.

HEN SCRATCHINGS
• Delaware will return home to take on Navy on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 3 p.m. at Delaware Stadium
• Delaware’s 32 goals in the first two games are the most since 2011 when the Hens netted 32 in victories over Detroit (13-5) and Presbyterian (19-4)
• The Hens avenged a 14-11 setback to Mt. St. Mary’s last year at Delaware Stadium
• Kitchen has now notched hat tricks in his first two career games, becoming the first player in Shillinglaw’s 39-year tenure to accomplish that

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