NEWARK, Del. – It was a back-and-forth affair throughout the first 15 minutes, but No. 19 Princeton used a stretch of 10 straight goals to defeat Delaware, 15-6, at a sunny Delaware Stadium Saturday afternoon.
 
Junior Caroline Farley (Medford, N.J./Shawnee) posted a game-high five draw controls for the Blue Hens, who closed non-conference play with an overall record of 5-6. Farley added one ground ball and one caused turnover in the loss.
 
Additionally, senior Megan Santoleri (at left; Berwyn, Pa./Archbishop Carroll) tied a career-high with four draw controls to go along with two ground balls and her 11th goal of the season.
 
Junior Claire D’Antonio (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) led Delaware with two points on one goal and one assist.
 
Senior goalie Taylor Carpentier (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) logged 11 saves for the second straight game to go with four ground balls and three caused turnovers.
 
Ellie McNulty and Kyla Sears each recorded hat tricks for the Tigers (5-4) while Allie Rogers accumulated five points on three assists and two goals and goalie Sam Fish picked up a career-high 16 saves in the cage.

POST-GAME QUOTES
Head Coach Kateri Linville
“It was a tough day for the Hens. Clearly Princeton capitalized on some significant momentum swings and made us pay for our errors. We have to sort through that before we go into conference play. I think that we can play more disciplined and better team ball. When we get back on track with that, that’ll help us separate ourselves overall.”
 
[On One Love Foundation]: “I am proud of them coming out and supporting the One Love cause and representing something bigger than ourselves. I’m proud of Kelsea Konz for taking the leadership and stepping up for something that’s impactful not just the Delaware lacrosse community, but the entire lacrosse community.”
 
HEN SCRATCHINGS
   ·   Senior captain Becky Gohsler tallied two draw controls, two ground balls, two caused turnovers and one goal.
   ·   Senior Taylor Carpentier moved into seventh place in program history with 352 career saves.
   ·   Junior Maura McNutt registered a career-high three caused turnovers.
   ·   Delaware and Princeton each tallied 33 shots and 26 ground balls while UD held the 12-11 advantage in draw controls.
   ·   Saturday's doubleheader with the Delaware men’s lacrosse team recognized the One Love Foundation, which empowers people to #LoveBetter and understand that one conversation, one action and one person can make a difference and even save a life from domestic violence. The One Love Foundation was co-founded by Sharon and Lexie Love in May 2010 to honor their daughter and sister, Yeardley Reynolds Love, a University of Virginia student-athlete who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. The organization supports its mission to end relationship violence through the core values that Yeardley exemplified: education, service, kindness, dedication, humility and sportsmanship. The more we can identify and navigate healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors, the less likely one will end up in an unhealthy or abusive relationship.
 
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
   ·   Friday, April 6 – Delaware at James Madison * – 5 p.m. – Sentara Park (Harrisonburg, Va.)
   ·   Sunday, April 8 – Delaware at Towson * – Noon – Johnny Unitas Stadium (Towson, Md.)
   ·   Friday, April 13 – Delaware at Hofstra * – 7 p.m. – James M. Shuart Stadium (Hempstead, N.Y.)
 
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