NEWARK, Del. – The Hawks made a late run, but in the end the Blue Hens were able to hold on for the 11-10 win over Monmouth Wednesday evening at Delaware Stadium.
Delaware (2-2) led, 11-6, with 15 minutes remaining in the game before MU (1-5) rattled off four unanswered goals. With one second remaining on the game clock, senior goalie Taylor Carpentier (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) came through with a huge save to seal the victory for the Hens.
Senior captain Becky Gohsler (Mendham, N.J./West Morris Mendham) guided UD with a career-high seven draw controls to go along with two goals, one assist, three ground balls and two caused turnovers.
Sophomore Christine Long (Mendham, N.J./Mendham) added her third career hat trick for the Hens while classmate Claire D’Antonio (at left; Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) also saw multiple goals with two.
Carpentier finished the game with a season-best 12 saves and four ground balls to move to 2-1 on the year.
Alexa Smith led Monmouth with four goals while Allison Turturro recorded three of her own and Nicole Ceraso logged four points on three assists and a goal.
Head Coach Kateri Linville
“Monmouth came out and had our number. They were relentless and we knew they’d be ready to play for an entire 60 minutes. We’ve had a few tough learning curves and it’s nice to have a bit of a thriller early in the season to know you can find a way to get the win when needed.”
Senior Captain Becky Gohsler
“We have so many threats on the attack and it’s really exciting to see a lot of different people stepping up. At the end of the game, we had to have confidence that our defense would make big stops and Taylor [Carpentier] came in huge with the save at the end.”
   ·   Senior Megan Santoleri has posted back-to-back games with a career-high four draw controls.
   ·   The Blue Hens are 2-0 at Delaware Stadium this season.
   ·   Delaware led Monmouth in draw controls, 14-9.
   ·   The Hens are 6-0 all-time against the Hawks.
   ·   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.)
   ·   Tuesday, March 13 – #1/1 Stony Brook at Delaware – 6 p.m. – Delaware Stadium (Newark, Del.)
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