HARRISONBURG, Va. – Sophomore Katie Caddigan (Fulton, Md./River Hill) tied a career-high with four points, but the Blue Hens were overpowered by No. 4 James Madison, 19-5, in Friday’s Colonial Athletic Association opener at Sentara Park.
 
Caddigan posted a team-high two goals to along with two assists, her first in a Delaware uniform.
 
The Hens (5-7, 0-1 CAA) also saw goals from junior Maggie McCarthy (Derry, N.H./Pinkerton) and sophomore Sydney Rausa (Ambler, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) while freshman Hannah Wentzel (Gilbertsville, Pa./Boyertown) registered her first career tally and junior Sarah Comstock (Raleigh, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons) dished out an assist.
 
Senior captain Becky Gohsler (Mendham, N.J./West Morris Mendham) led Delaware with four draw controls, a mark that moved her into second in program single-season history with 50 draw controls on the year.
 
Freshman Kate Brewster (Manchester, Md./Manchester Valley) came in off the bench to record nine saves, two ground balls and one caused turnover in 42 minutes of action.
 
Elena Romesburg guided the Dukes (10-1, 1-0 CAA) with five goals and two caused turnovers while Haley Warden notched nine draw controls.
 
POST-GAME QUOTES
Head Coach Kateri Linville
“Today was disappointing. We need to find a way to compete for sixty minutes against tough competition. The positive is we had a few sparks off the bench, but in reality, we need a team effort in order to win.”
 
HEN SCRATCHINGS
   ·   Becky Gohsler jumped to second in program history with 155 career draw controls.
   ·   Megan Santoleri posted a team-best three caused turnovers.
 
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
   ·   Sunday, April 8 – Delaware at #10/7 Towson * – Noon – Johnny Unitas Stadium (Towson, Md.)
   ·   Friday, April 13 – Delaware at Hofstra * – 7 p.m. – James M. Shuart Stadium (Hempstead, N.Y.)
   ·   Friday, April 20 – Elon at Delaware * – 6 p.m. – Delaware Stadium (Newark, Del.)
 
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