Delaware Defense Continues to Shine as Blue Hens Handle George Washington 13-2
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Blue Hens came up with their second straight sterling defensive effort and also got goals from nine different players on the way to a 13-2 victory at George Washington Saturday afternoon at the GW Lacrosse Field.
Delaware (5-3), which posted a 9-4 victory over Bryant on Thursday, clamped down on the opposition once again as they shut out the Colonials 7-0 in the first half and limited GW (1-6) to just 10 total shots for the game.
Junior goalkeeper Taylor Carpentier (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) allowed just two goals and posted three saves in 46:24 minutes of action before giving way to sophomore Laney Stenson (Malvern, Pa./Conestoga), who had a save and did not allow a goal in 13:36 minutes of work. The Hens forced 19 turnovers, including three caused by junior Megan Santoleri (Berwyn, Pa./Archbishop Carroll).
Offensively, nine different UD players scored a goal as freshman Christine Long (Mendham, N.J./Mendham) registered three goals and an assist while classmate Sydney Rausa (Ambler, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) scored twice and dished out three assists and sophomore Caroline Farley (Medford, N.J./Shawnee) collected two goals.
Jocelyn Donohue recorded both goals for the Colonials while Adele Wise tallied eight saves with 10 goals allowed in 45 minutes of action. Erin Long came in relief between the pipes to allow three goals with two saves.
Head Coach Kateri Linville
“Today was a great team win. It’s fun to see a lot of players contribute to our successes this week. We will use this momentum to continually get better.”
· The two goals allowed by UD marks the best effort by a Blue Hens team since defeating Lafayette 22-2 back on Feb. 17, 2015.
·Delaware’s six goals allowed in a two-game span is the best since 1997 when the Hens posted back-to-back wins of 14-3 over Drexel and 13-2 over West Chester.
· UD outshot GW, 32-10, and also held advantages in ground balls (17-11), draw controls (11-5) and turnovers (13-19).
· Megan Santoleri led the Hens with three ground balls and three caused turnovers to go along with two draw controls and a goal.
· Wednesday, March 29 – Colorado at Delaware – 6 p.m. – Delaware Stadium (Newark, Del.)
· Sunday, April 2 – Delaware at Princeton – 1 p.m. – Sherrerd Field at Class of 1952 Stadium (Princeton, N.J.)
· Sunday, April 9 – Hofstra at Delaware * – 1 p.m. – Delaware Stadium (Newark, Del.)