DEDHAM, Mass. – The Blue Hens wrapped the CAA regular season for the second straight year with an unblemished record as No. 7 Delaware defeated Northeastern, 5-1, Sunday afternoon at a dreary Dedham Field.
The top-seeded Hens (13-4, 6-0 CAA) will take on the fourth-seeded Huskies (8-11, 3-3 CAA) in back-to-back contests, as Delaware hosts Northeastern at 3 p.m. Friday in the first game of the CAA semifinals at Fred P. Rullo Stadium. William & Mary and James Madison will face off in the day’s other semifinals contest at 6 p.m. Sunday’s championship game is slated for a 1 p.m. start time
Freshman Femke Strien (IJsselstein, The Netherlands/Cals College Nieuwegein) registered the first multi-goal game of her career by posting the first two scores of the contest.
Junior Greta Nauck (Krefeld, Germany/Gymnasium am Moltekplatz) added her second straight game with two goals while senior Taylor Lister (Hummelstown, Pa./Lower Dauphin) notched the other tally for the Blue Hens.
Senior Emmeline Oltmans (Baarn, The Netherlands/Het Baarnsch Lyceum) logged five saves for the 60th win of her career.
Laura MacLachlan posted the lone goal of the game for the Huskies while Julia Gluyas collected a career-high 11 saves.

“Congratulations to our team on winning the CAA regular season title with a 6-0 record in a convincing way today. As we concluded our regular season, it is fair to say we learned and improved a lot as players, team, staff and program. In my observation we are currently at our best performance, health and depth-wise. Good timing with the ‘November Madness’ post season CAA and NCAA action coming up! We are very excited to host the CAA Tournament this coming weekend. I know our team is looking forward to welcoming the support of many Blue Hen and field hockey fans for some top-notch action at Rullo Stadium. Hope to see you in Newark on Friday.”
   •   The Hens are 64-50 (.561) all-time in CAA play with three regular season and six conference tournament titles.
   •   Delaware has won six straight over the Huskies by a margin of 30-8.
   •   The Blue Hens outscored CAA opponents, 23-4, during regular season action.
   •   Greta Nauck has scored 19 points on nine goals and one assist in her last four games.
   •   Head coach Rolf van de Kerkhof is nearing his 100th career victory on the Delaware sidelines and holds 99 wins following Sunday’s regular season finale.
  •   Friday, November 3 – CAA Tournament Semifinals – Fred P. Rullo Stadium (Newark, Del.)
                •   Game 1 – #1 Delaware vs. #4 Northeastern – 3 p.m.
                •   Game 2 – #2 James Madison vs. #3 William & Mary – 6 p.m.
   •   Sunday, November 5 – CAA Tournament Finals – 1 p.m. – Fred P. Rullo Stadium (Newark, Del.)
   •   Sunday, November 5 – NCAA Tournament Selection Show – 10 p.m. –
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