SMITHFIELD, R.I. – As spring hits and the temperatures will start to rise, it appears the University of Delaware women’s lacrosse team is ready to get hot as well.

Senior Becky Gohsler’s career day led an offensive explosion for the Blue Hens, who picked up an 18-11 win at Bryant University on Sunday afternoon.

“It was a good team win today with a lot of different players stepping up,” head coach Kateri Linville said. “Our team dominated the draw and unleashed offensively in the first half. We have to continue to work on executing at this level on a consistent basis as we head towards the conference schedule.”

Gohsler posted six goals on the day, which ties a career-high set in a season-opening win against Georgetown last spring. It also ties a career-high in points (6), which she’s now three times in her career.

Sophomores Sarah Bedard and Claire D’Antonio also had career-highs on the day, both scoring four in the victory. Classmate Sydney Rausa continued her torrid pace with her fifth hat trick of the season and fourth consecutive, finishing with three goals on the day.

“Going into the game, we had an emphasis on fast ball movement. So from the defensive end to the attack, I thought we moved the ball really well and found open options in those unsettled situations. Overall, it was a great team win for us,” Gohsler said.

The offensive firepower started early and often for the Blue Hens with Gohsler and Bedard scoring within 10 seconds of each other to give Delaware a 2-0 lead five minutes into the contest.

Bryant would answer with two of their own, but Rausa and D’Antonio would find the back of the nets for their first goals of the day to reclaim the lead at 4-2 for the Blue Hens.

Once again, Bryant would tie it up with two goals of their own, but that’s when the floodgates would up for the Blue Hens.

A man-up goal from D’Antonio ignited a five-goal spurt in a span of less than 90 seconds that gave Delaware a 9-4 lead that it would never relinquish.

Delaware would add two more, one each from Goshler and Rausa, to take an 11-7 lead into halftime.

Bryant would try and respond scoring three goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half, but another five-goal spurt by the Blue Hens, two coming from Gohsler, would secure the 18-11 victory.

Delaware returns to action with two home games this week, beginning with a Tuesday afternoon showdown with San Diego State. Game time at Delaware Stadium is set for 4 p.m.