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Hens Welcome Lafayette to Delaware Stadium for 2014 Home Opener Wednesday

Courtesy: Delaware Athletics
Release: 02/18/2014
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NEWARK, Del. – The University of Delaware women's lacrosse team looks to start its winning ways Wednesday as the Blue Hens (0-1) welcome Lafayette (0-1) to Delaware Stadium for the home lid-lifter beginning at 5 p.m.

LIVE STATS
Live stats for Wednesday's game will be available via www.BlueHens.com.

LIVE STREAM
All Delaware women's lacrosse home games will be live streamed, for free, via Hens All-Access at www.BlueHens.com.

ONLINE
Follow Delaware women's lacrosse online at facebook.com/DelawareWomensLacrosse and on Twitter at @DelawareWLax.

HEN SCRATCHINGS
     · Delaware opened the 2014 campaign this Saturday with an 11-19 loss at No. 10 Georgetown.
     · The Blue Hens saw career games in the loss from Kara Dattellas and Shannon Hawley as each registered their first career hat tricks.  Dattellas tallied a game-high five goals while Hawley picked up three.  UD also saw a hat trick from Chelsea Fay, who recorded three goals for her 13th career hat trick.
     · With her three goals against GU, Fay has successfully scored at least one goal in 27 straight contests.
     · Caitlin McCartney dished out one assist at Georgetown and has now posted at least one point in 30 consecutive games.  McCartney did not pick up a goal against the Hoyas and therefore snapped a 25-game goal-scoring streak.
     · Goalies Alex Zaugra and Tori Zorovich split time between the pipes at GU as Zaugra collected two saves in 13:27 while Zorovich tallied six saves in 46:33.
In CAA preseason voting, Delaware was predicted to finish fourth overall while McCartney was named to the Preseason All-CAA team, as chosen by the league’s head coaches.
     · Delaware returns 25 student-athletes, including 11 starters, from a 2013 squad that finished 10-6 overall and posted the highest winning percentage since the 2008 season. Additionally, the Blue Hens have added eight newcomers as UD strives to return to national prominence.  
     · UD is 19-24 (.442) all-time at Delaware Stadium.

SERIES INFORMATION
     · Delaware leads Lafayette, 14-9, all-time since the first meeting in 1981.  The Blue Hens have won seven straight dating to the 1993 season and are 7-3 all-time against the Cougars in Newark.
     · Last season, UD picked up a commanding 19-7 victory over the Leopards in Easton, Pa.

ABOUT LAFAYETTE
The Leopards are also 0-1 on the season after dropping a close, 8-10, decision at Marist Monday evening.  Laura Kleiber and Kirsten Wilhelmsen posted multiple goal games with four and two goals, respectively.  Goalie Meghan Curtin collected three saves in the loss.  Seniors Rachel Martin and Ana White, the 2013 Patriot League Midfielder of the Year, were named to the Preseason All-Patriot League team while the Leopards were tabbed to finish sixth in the conference.  Lafayette is led by sixth-year head coach Alison Fischer, who worked as a graduate assistant with the Blue Hens in 2002. Delaware alumnus Corinne Drost is also an assistant coach for the Leopards.  Drost was a three-year starter for the Hens and also served as an assistant with Delaware following graduation.

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