Delaware (0-1) vs. #11 Georgetown (1-1)

📅 Thursday, August 24, 2017

🕖   7 p.m. ET

📍 Stuart and Suzanne Grant Field- Newark, Del.

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HEN SCRATCHINGS  🐔

• RANKED RARITY: Thursday’s matchup with No. 11 Georgetown is just the 10th matchup versus a ranked opponent in the programs 28-year history. The Blue Hens are 0-8-1 in the nine all-time matchups against ranked teams. The Blue Hens last faced a ranked opponent back in 2015, dropping a 6-1 decision at No. 2 Virginia. Thursday night is the first home match versus a ranked opponent since Sep. 26, 2006 when Delaware faced No. 18 William & Mary. The Hoyas are the highest ranked opponent to visit Newark since 2000 when UD faced off with No. 8 Hartford.

• DÉJÀ VU: For the second consecutive season, the Blue Hens dropped the season opener at Villanova by a single goal. A year ago,       sophomore Jillian Vassallo scored the Blue Hens first goal of the season in the 3-2 defeat. Sunday, Vassallo also scored the first goal of the year, as her 46th minute strike gave UD a 1-0 lead. The Wildcats tied the game in the 69th minute sending the season opener into overtime for the second time in three years. Villanova eventually tallied the game-winner just 77 seconds into the first overtime period.

• REKOS MAKING HER MARK: Blue Hens goalkeeper Kailyn Rekos is climbing the all-time UD record book, as the redshirt senior is now top-five all-time in games played (44), games started (44), career minutes played (4,034), saves per-game (4.84), and all-time saves (213). Rekos is just 11 starts/games played away for the second most as a goalie in program history  and is 236 minutes away from the third most all-time minutes played. Her next victory will be her 16th career victory, and will tie her for fifth most all-time. Rekos’ next save will move her into third place on the all-time saves list.

• ON THE MEND: Redshirt sophomore Riley Curtin and redshirt senior Andrea Gunderson both made their first appearances in a game in almost two years, Sunday. Gunderson and Curtin both suffered season ending knee injuries during preseason training last year.

SERIES INFORMATION 💪 

• Delaware is 0-6 all-time against Georgetown, with the first matchup occurring during the 2005 season. Georgetown defeated Delaware 2-0 two years ago, and beat Delaware 4-0 a year ago.

• Thursday is the third consecutive year that Delaware and Georgetown have met in the regular season.

• A season ago, Rekos made eight saves against the Hoyas.

MEDIA INFORMATION: Contact Andrew Stern | Anwstern@udel.edu | Office: 302-831-6519 | Cell: 914-589-9666