LYNCHBURG, Va. – Down 2-0 within the first six minutes of the contest, No. 6 Delaware rallied to score three unanswered goals to pick of the 3-2 victory over Liberty Sunday afternoon at the Liberty Field Hockey Field.
Junior Greta Nauck (Krefeld, Germany/Gymnasium am Moltekeplatz) led the Hens (4-1) with two goals, including the game-winner in the 65th minute.
Nauck tallied her first goal in the 20th minute with an assist from freshman Lotte de Koning (Vreeland, The Netherlands/RSG Broklede) before De Koning notched the game’s equalizer in the 60th minute off a short corner sweep. Redshirt senior Kayla Devlin (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) and senior Taylor Lister (Hummelstown, Pa./Lower Dauphin) assisted on the play.
Senior goalie Emmeline Oltmans (Baarn, The Netherlands/Het Baarnsch Lyceum) picked up one save in the win.
The Flames (1-3) received goals from Agueda Moroni and Jill Bolton on the afternoon. Allison Schaefer collected nine saves for Liberty.
“Compliments to the team for fighting back into the game after an early Liberty lead. We did an excellent job staying poised, calm and along the way completely taking charge of the contest. The way we dominated the second half was amazing and showcased this team’s further growth, both mentally and physically. This was definitely a gut-check and character-building game, which is something we needed to experience as a team. We should be able to take advantage of this moving forward.”
    ·    Greta Nauck moved into a tie for third all-time in Delaware history alongside Casey Howard (2005-09) with 51 career goals. Nauck is also fifth in the record books with 119 career points, just one shy of former teammate Esmée Peet (2013-16).
    ·    The Blue Hens are now 2-1 all-time against Liberty and 1-0 in Lynchburg against the Flames.
    ·    Delaware trailed at halftime for just the second time this season.
    ·    The Hens outshot the Flames, 21-5, while also holding a 7-3 advantage in penalty corners.
    ·    Sunday, September 17 – Delaware vs. Penn State – 1 p.m. – The Nook (Manheim, Pa.)
    ·    Friday, September 22 – Albany at Delaware – 6 p.m. – Fred P. Rullo Stadium (Newark, Del.)
    ·    Sunday, September 24 – Connecticut at Delaware – Noon – Fred P. Rullo Stadium (Newark, Del.)
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