Blue Hens Continue Homestand Saturday, Face Binghamton at Delaware Stadium
Binghamton (3-1) at Delaware (5-2)
Saturday, March 11, 2017 • Delaware Stadium • Newark, Del. • 3 p.m.
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The Blue Hens continue their four-game homestand Saturday afternoon as a surging Delaware squad brings a four-game winning streak against non-league foe Binghamton University. Earlier in the afternoon, the Delaware women’s lacrosse squad hosts No. 20 ranked Virginia Tech as part of Senior Day.
Delaware (5-2) enters the game riding a four-game winning streak that includes wins over Monmouth, VMI, Villanova, and this past Tuesday’s 12-9 victory over Manhattan here at Delaware Stadium. Matt Olbrich scored a career-high three goals, Joe Eisele, Charlie Kitchen, and Will Hirschmann each scored twice, and goalkeeper Matt DeLuca made nine stops in goal.
The Hens forced 19 turnovers and committed just eight themselves. Delaware’s four-game win streak is its longest since a five-game win streak during the 2010 NCAA Tournament season.
Binghamton (1-3), a member of the America East Conference, has enjoyed a solid start so far with a season-opening 11-8 win over Colgate, an 11-8 loss to Marist, and consecutive wins over Hobart (12-5), and at Siena (10-5) this past Tuesday.
» Delaware and Binghamton square off for the fifth time today with the series tied at 2-2
» Binghamton leads the series 2-0 in games here at Delaware Stadium
» Binghamton won 9-8 at Delaware Stadium in 2013; Delaware won 10-9 at Binghamton in 2014; Binghamton won 11-7 at Delaware Stadium in 2015; and Delaware won 12-11 last season in overtime at Binghamton
» Last season, UD rallied from an 11-7 fourth quarter deficit to send the game into overtime and Andrew Romagnoli scored the game-winner for the Hens 39 seconds into the extra session. Romagnoli led the Hens with four goals while Johnny Maher had four goals for Binghamton.
» Delaware has scored 10 or more goals in four straight games for the first time since the Hens completed the feat in seven straight games between the 2010 and 2011 seasons
» The Hens have already reached their win total from both the 2015 and 2016 seasons and a win today would give them their most wins since going 7-9 in 2014
» Kitchen continues to build on his UD freshman record as he now has at least two points in each of his first seven career games
» Romagnoli has scored a point in 11 straight games since last season. He has scored four or more goals four times this season
» Delaware has now gone two straight games with less than 10 turnovers, the first time that has happened since turnovers became an official statistic beginning in 2004
» The Hens’ seven miscues vs. Villanova last Saturday was the lowest single game total since the 2013 season
» Hens rank No. 2 in the CAA in scoring offense (12.43 per game) and scoring margin (+2.71 per game) while Romagnoli ranks No. 2 in goals per game (2.86/22nd in NCAA)
» Binghamton is off to its best start since 2006 when current head coach Kevin McKeown was a star player for the team
» BU’s Tom Moore is No. 3 in the AE in goals (3.5 per game) while Garrett Waldron is No. 4 in groundballs (5.0 per game)
» BU goalkeeper Tanner Cosens has been named the America East defensive player of the week twice this season
» Delaware head coach Bob Shillinglaw, who will retire this season after 39 years at the helm at UD and 42 years overall as a head coach, coached his 600th career game at Delaware vs. Mt. St. Mary’s
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