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EASTON, Pa. – The No. 12 Blue Hens received points from nine different players Sunday afternoon en route to a 5-1 win over Lafayette at Rappolt Field.

Sophomore Greta Nauck (Krefeld, Germany/Gymnasium am Moltekeplatz) opened the afternoon with her team-leading 13th goal of the season in the ninth minute.

Classmate Lisa Giezeman (Leidschendam, The Netherlands/Sin-Maartens/Boerhaave) added the game-winner less than three minutes later with the assist coming from junior Lauren Crudele (Voorhees, N.J./Bishop Eustace).

Delaware took the 4-0 lead into halftime following goals from sophomore Kiki Bink (Wageningen, The Netherlands/RSG Pantarijn) in the 30th minute and freshman Alexis Gazzio (Hershey, Pa./Hershey) in the 34th minute. Senior Maura Zarkoski (Eagleville, Pa./Villa Maria) assisted on Bink’s goal while junior Taylor Lister (Hummelstown, Pa./Lower Dauphin) and senior Meghan Winesett (Centreville, Va./Westfield) connected to assist Gazzio.

Junior Maggie Delp (Lewes, Del./Cape Henlopen) wrapped the scoring for the Hens (8-2) in the 64th minute with the assist coming from Zarkoski.

Junior Emmeline Oltmans (Baarn, The Netherlands/Het Baarnsch Lyceum) and redshirt freshman Sydney Rhodes (Middletown, Del./C. Milton Wright) each collected two saves in 35 minutes of action.

Lisa van der Geest tallied Lafayette’s lone goal of the afternoon.  Katelyn Arnold was credited with the loss for the Leopards (6-3) while picking up three saves.

Head Coach Rolf van de Kerkhof
“It was nice to make it a 2-0 weekend thanks to an overall quality team performance today. We are experiencing and learning what it takes to go 2-0 when we are in a must-win situation come tournament time. I am also happy that we were able to play most of our players today, which allows them to learn and experience.  Our team is now looking forward to preparing for and opening up CAA play at James Madison. We should be confident in our abilities and trust our preparation that took place throughout non-conference action.”
     · Delaware outshot Lafayette, 12-8, while the Leopards held the 6-5 advantage in penalty corners.
     · Greta Nauck has already surpassed her point and goal totals from a year ago. Nauck posted 27 points (11g, 5a) with 70 shots in 22 games during her freshman campaign in which she was named a Regional All-American. Through 10e\ games this year, she has registered a team-best and CAA-leading 31 points (13g, 5a) on 53 shots.
     · Meghan Winesett moved into 17th place in program history with 70 points (26g, 18a). Her 18 assists also move her into a tie for 12th all-time alongside Sue Samuel (1979-81), Beth Manley (1983-86) and Brenda Lear (1991-94),
     · The Hens have won five straight over the Leopards and now leads the all-time series, 18-11-2.
     · Delaware has now scored in 35 straight games dating back to November 2014 and have scored multiple goals in 14 consecutive.

     · Friday, September 30 – Delaware at James Madison * – 6 p.m. – JMU Field Hockey Complex (Harrisonburg, Va.)
     · Sunday, October 2 – Delaware at William & Mary *  – 1 p.m. – Busch Field (Williamsburg, Va.)
     · Saturday, October 8 – Michigan at Delaware – 4 p.m. – Fred P. Rullo Stadium (Newark, Del.)

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