NEWARK, Del. – The scoring came early and often for No. 8 Delaware in Sunday’s 9-0 win against Lafayette at Fred P. Rullo Stadium.
In total, eight different players posted at least one point against the Leopards while senior Taylor Lister (at right; Hummelstown, Pa./Lower Dauphin) led the way with six points on two goals and two assists.
Junior Lisa Giezeman (below left; Leidschendam, The Netherlands/Sin-Maartenscollege) added five points (2g, 1a) of her own while classmate Greta Nauck (Krefeld, Germany/Gymnasium am Moltekplatz) registered two goals and freshman Lotte de Koning (Vreeland, The Netherlands/RSG Broklede) tallied a goal and two assists.
Juniors Kiki Bink (Wageningen, The Netherlands/RSG Pantarijn) and Maggie Delp (Lewes, Del./Cape Henlopen) also garnered goals as Delaware moves to 8-3 on the year.
Redshirt senior Kayla Devlin (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) dished out two assists for the Hens while senior Lauren Crudele (Voorhees, N.J./Bishop Eustace) picked up one.
For the second straight game, senior Emmeline Oltmans (Baarn, The Netherlands/Het Baarnsch Lyceum) and redshirt junior Sydney Rhodes (Middletown, Del./C. Milton Wright (Md.)) split time in the cage and tallied one save in 35 minutes of action apiece.
Cody Hunsicker and Theresa Delehanty collected the lone shots on goal while Sarah Park notched six saves for Lafayette (5-5).
“We knew that DEHO [Delaware Hockey] could be nice, but today it was great. There was an amazing speed of play throughout the 70 minutes. Once again, it was a great team effort as everyone contributed. We’re definitely a work in progress, but we’re heading in the right direction. Our corners are getting better and we’re finishing plays better. I’m proud of this team for the commitment they’ve made to improving individually and as a group.”
Senior midfielder Taylor Lister
“We’ve been working on consistency and today was great as we really split the goals over both halves. It was totally a team effort and the play was consistent as we continued to rotate.”
Junior forward Greta Nauck
“Today was a true team effort. Every person on this team contributed to our success. We executed the game plan well and played true Delaware Hockey [DEHO]. It’s exciting to see what can happen if we play a full 70 minutes of DEHO and that’s something we can learn from and take into the future.”
    ·   The Blue Hens and Leopards teamed up in the fight against pancreatic cancer by wearing purple shirts pre-game and purple ribbons. For more information about the deadly disease, please click here.
    ·   Delaware recorded nine goals for the second time this season after previously defeating Dartmouth, 9-1.
    ·   The Hens outshot Lafayette, 22-5, and edged the Leopards in penalty corners, 6-4.
    ·   Greta Nauck (at right) continues to move up the career ladder board and now has 125 career points (second), 53 career goals (second), 12 game-winning goals (tied-third) and 283 shots (fifth).
    ·   With 13 assists this season, Taylor Lister has bypassed her amount from a year ago (11) and is now tied for second in program history with 30 career helpers.
    ·   Sunday, October 8 – No. 17 James Madison at No. 8 Delaware – 1 p.m. – Fred P. Rullo Stadium (Newark, Del.)
    ·   Saturday, October 14 – No. 8 Delaware at No. 21 Saint Joseph’s – 1 p.m. – Ellen Ryan Field (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    ·   Sunday, October 15 – No. 8 Delaware at Columbia – 1 p.m. – Columbia Field Hockey Stadium (New York, N.Y.)
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