PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Delaware fell early and was never able to fully catch up Saturday afternoon as the Blue Hens fell to Rutgers, 14-10, at High Point Solutions Stadium.
 
Sophomore Sarah Bedard (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes) posted her second straight game with a hat trick by logging a career-high five points on four goals and one assist.
 
Senior Becky Gohsler (Mendham, N.J./West Morris Mendham) notched her first goals of the season and finished the day with three points on two goals and an assist to go along with four draw controls, four caused turnovers and two ground balls.
 
Sophomore Claire D’Antonio (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) also registered two goals with a ground ball and caused turnover for the Hens, who move to 1-2 on the year.
 
Kate Brewster (Manchester, Md./Manchester Valley) collected her first-career collegiate start between the pipes and logged four saves and two ground balls in her debut.
 
Samantha Budd and Kerri Puckhaber each recorded four goals for the Scarlet Knights (3-1) while Devon Kearns picked up nine saves in the cage. 

POST-GAME QUOTES
Head Coach Kateri Linville
"Lacrosse is a game of momentum. We battled through a few runs. Today resulted in tough lessons and a tough loss. We have to and we will continue to get better as a team."
 
HEN SCRATCHINGS
   ·   Delaware is 0-2 on the road this season.
   ·   Sarah Bedard, who did not score any goals a season ago, has logged seven goals in the past two games for Delaware.
   ·   UD posted an 18-17 advantage in ground balls.
   ·   The Hens snapped a three-match winning streak to Rutgers.
 
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
   ·   Wednesday, February 28 – Monmouth at Delaware – 6 p.m. – Delaware Stadium (Newark, Del.)
   ·   Saturday, March 3 – Delaware at Georgetown – 1 p.m. – Cooper Field (Washington, D.C.)
   ·   Friday, March 9 – Delaware at Canisius – 4 p.m. – Demske Sports Complex (Buffalo, N.Y.)
 
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