Hens Break School Draw Control Records in 19-9 Triumph at Monmouth
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – The Blue Hens set a new school record for draw controls in a game while senior Coley Ricci (Garnet Valley, Pa./Garnet Valley) broke the school record in the same category as Delaware cruised to the 19-9 women's lacrosse victory at Monmouth Wednesday evening.
UD (3-2) finished the game with 23 draw controls to best the school mark of 21 set on February 25, 2015 at La Salle. Ricci collected 10 draw controls to break the school record of nine set by Shannon Burns against Drexel on April 15, 2012.
Ricci, a team co-captain, added four goals to tie her career-high from a year ago.
Blue Hens senior Jamie Schwartz (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) contributed four points of her own with two goals and two assists and in the process became the 32nd player in program history to reach 100 career points. The attacker now has 101 on 56 goals and 45 assists for her four-year career.
In total, 10 Delaware players tallied goals on the evening, including freshman Julia Dambly (Media, Pa./Academy of Notre Dame de Namur), who registered her first career goal and finished the game with three scores to go along with three draw controls and two ground balls. Junior Sara Laudermilch (Exton, Pa./Henderson) also posted her first career goal for the Hens.
Junior goalie Taylor Carpentier (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) picked up seven saves for the win.
Monmouth (2-5) received two goals apiece from Claudia Lamarca, Olivia Higson, Alexa Smith and Allison Turturro. Riley Brager tallied five saves while giving up 16 goals in 47-plus minutes in the cage for the Hawks.
Head Coach Kateri Linville
“This was a pure team effort tonight. I'm proud of how we were able to build momentum off of the draw unit's success!"
· Delaware’s 23 draw controls were one away from the CAA record of 24 that is currently held by Towson (2008), Elon (2015) and William & Mary (2015).
· Coley Ricci’s 10 draw controls is also one off from the CAA record, which was set by Towson’s Hillary Fratzke in 2008.
· The Blue Hens last registered at least 19 goals in a 24-6 win at La Salle on February 25, 2015.
· Delaware is now 5-0 all-time against Monmouth.
· The Blue Hens held advantages in shots (37-21) and draw controls (23-7) while both teams recorded 19 ground balls and 15 turnovers.
· Saturday, March 11 – #14/20 Virginia Tech at Delaware – Noon – Delaware Stadium (Newark, Del.)
· Wednesday, March 15 – Bryant at Delaware – 5 p.m. – Delaware Stadium (Newark, Del.)
· Saturday, March 18 – Delaware at George Washington – 1 p.m. – GW Lacrosse Field (Washington, D.C.)