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.
 
POST-GAME QUOTES
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.”
 
HEN SCRATCHINGS
   ·   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.
 
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
   ·   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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