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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The high scoring efforts continued Sunday afternoon for the No. 8 Blue Hens as Delaware picked up the 6-1 victory versus No. 19 American at Jacobs Field.

The win marks the 11th straight for Delaware, which ties the program’s all-time consecutive wins streak set with a carryover from 1985 into 1986, while the Hens improve to 15-2 on the year.

Senior Maura Zarkoski (Eagleville, Pa./Villa Maria) led all scorers with a career-high five points on a career-best two goals and an assist.

Sophomore Lisa Giezeman (Leidschendam, The Netherlands/Sin-Maartens/Boerhaave) tied a career mark with a season-high two goals while senior Esmée Peet (Zeewolde, The Netherlands/RSG Slingerbos) registered a goal and assist of her own.

Senior Meghan Winesett (Centreville, Va./Westfield) put in Delaware’s other goal of the day.

Both keepers made an appearance in the cage once again for the Hens as junior Emmeline Oltmans (Baarn, The Netherlands/Het Baarnsch Lyceum) recorded two saves in 61 minutes of action while redshirt sophomore Sydney Rhodes (Middletown, Del./C. Milton Wright) collected one save in the final nine minutes.

Emily Hogan notched American’s lone goal of the afternoon with the assist coming from Tara Murphy.  Maura Jacobs accumulated three saves as the Eagles fall to 11-5 on the year.

POST-GAME QUOTES
Head Coach Rolf van de Kerkhof
“I'm very proud of our players group for the way they went about business today. It was another game where our opening 15-20 minutes was all about Delaware Hockey and we dominated both sides of the ball. We had great team play where sharing and working together allowed us to have some hockey fun and get us another step closer to one of our season goals."

"We were also excited to see a number of former Blue Hens at the game to support their program and for us to be able to catch up with them afterwards. Thank you Cindy, Sarah and Maddie for coming out, giving back and paying it forward."

HEN SCRATCHINGS
     · Delaware has reached 15 wins in a season for the ninth time in program history and third time in four years.
     · The Blue Hens are 5-2 against ranked opponents this season.
     · UD has posted at least six goals in three of the last four games.
     · With her three points, Esmée Peet remains in fifth place in Delaware record books with 110 career points.  Her 44 goals moves her into a tie for sixth all-time along side All-American Anne Wilkinson (1982-85) while her 22 assists pushes her to fifth all-time.
     · Greta Nauck was held without a goal for the first time in six games.
     · The Hens outshot the Eagles, 14-9, while American held the 5-3 advantage in penalty corners.
      · Delaware is now 5-0 all-time against AU.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
      · Friday, October 28 – Northeastern at Delaware * – 7 p.m. – Fred P. Rullo Stadium (Newark, Del.)
      · Sunday, October 30 – Drexel at Delaware * – Noon – Fred P. Rullo Stadium (Newark, Del.)
      · Friday, November 4 – CAA Tournament Semifinals – Time/Location tba

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