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NEWARK, Del. – No. 14/20 Virginia Tech jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as the Blue Hens fell, 15-7, to the Hokies at a chilly Delaware Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Freshmen Mia DeRuggiero (Baltimore, Md./Sparrows Point) and Sydney Rausa (at left; Ambler, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) led Delaware with three points (2g, 1a) apiece. 

Junior Megan Santoleri (Berwyn, Pa./Archbishop Carroll) added two goals of her own in the loss.

Coming off of a record-breaking draw controls performance Wednesday, senior Coley Ricci (Garnet Valley, Pa./Garnet Valley) grabbed five more against Virginia Tech to go along with team-highs of four caused turnovers and three ground balls.

Turnovers and fouls plagued the Blue Hens (3-3) all afternoon as Delaware finished the day with 24 total turnovers and 36 fouls.

Junior goalie Taylor Carpentier (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) allowed 10 goals with two saves in 34 minutes of play before sophomore Laney Stenson (Malvern, Pa./Conestoga) came in in relief and registered five saves with five goals allowed in 26 minutes.

Kristine Loscalzo recorded a game-high four goals while Emma Harden and Tristan McGlinley also posted hat tricks for the Hokies (9-2).  Meagh Graham was credited with the win after allowing five goals with one save in 52 minutes of action.

Head Coach Kateri Linville
“It was a tough day for us. We fell short against a quality opponent in Virginia Tech.  We had some glimpses of opportunity, but we just didn't convert. As the game went on, we made more stops in the defensive end and we definitely had the speed to create opportunities in transition; we just didn’t play disciplined.”

     · Delaware honored seniors Mary Abram, Kirsten Hale, Coley Ricci and Jamie Schwartz in addition to senior student athletic trainers Jessica Boyle and Morgan Taylor during halftime.
     · Virginia Tech outshot the Blue Hens, 32-14, and also picked up 22 ground balls to Delaware’s 14.
     · The Hokies snapped a three-game losing streak to the Hens.
     · Delaware is now 3-2 all-time against Virginia Tech.
     · Wednesday, March 15 – Bryant at Delaware – 5 p.m. – Delaware Stadium (Newark, Del.)
     · Saturday, March 18 – Delaware at George Washington – 1 p.m. – GW Lacrosse Field (Washington, D.C.)
     · Wednesday, March 29 – Colorado at Delaware – 6 p.m. – Delaware Stadium (Newark, Del.)

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