NEWARK, Del. – Delaware came out strong and put the finishing touches on in the last minutes as the No. 3 Blue Hens defeated No. 8 Princeton, 5-3, at Fred P. Rullo Stadium Sunday afternoon.
Juniors Kiki Bink (Wageningen, The Netherlands/RSG Pantarijn) and Greta Nauck (at left; Krefeld, Germany/Gymnasium am Moltekeplatz) each tallied two goals for Delaware, which improves to 3-1 on the year.
Senior Taylor Lister (Hummelstown, Pa./Lower Dauphin) added three assists for the Hens. Lister, who had 11 assists last season, has now recorded seven in the past two contests.
Freshman Femke Strien (IJsselstein, The Netherlands/Cals College Nieuwegein) also contributed a goal while redshirt senior Kayla Devlin (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) notched two assists and a defensive save.
Senior goalie Emmeline Oltmans (Baarn, The Netherlands/Het Baarnsch Lyceum) collected three saves for her second win of the season.
Julianna Tornetta posted two goals for the Tigers (0-2) while Grace Baylis tallied fives saves in the cage.
“Overall, I’m happy with today’s outcome. We played well in spurts, but we have to find ways to show our domination throughout the entire game and put away quality teams earlier instead of trying to find a way to win it at the end.”
Junior forward Greta Nauck
“We came out strong, but let them back in it, which shouldn’t happen. Princeton is always a very strong team and we need to play at a high level for the entire 70 minutes.”
Junior defender Kiki Bink
“We started off great and had terrific team play from the get-go, but we need to stay consistent. Princeton came at us in the second half, but we kept fighting.”
     ·     Princeton outshot Delaware, 14-12, and held an 8-5 advantage in penalty corners.
     ·     The Blue Hens are now 15-13-3 all-time against the Tigers and have won four of the last five over Princeton.
     ·     Greta Nauck has moved into a tie for fifth in program history with 115 career points alongside Casey Howard (2005-09).
     ·     With 49 career goals, Greta Nauck has also moved into fourth all-time in the Delaware record books.
     ·     Taylor Lister (at right) is now sixth for the Blue Hens with 26 career assists.
     ·     Friday, September 8 – Delaware at Penn – 3:30 p.m. – Ellen Vagelos Field (Philadelphia, Pa.)
     ·     Sunday, September 10 – Delaware at Liberty – 1 p.m. – Liberty Field Hockey Field (Lynchburg, Va.)
     ·     Sunday, September 17 – Delaware vs. Penn State – 1 p.m. – The Nook (Manheim, Pa.)
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