Delaware (0-0, 0-0 CAA) at No. 12 Penn (0-0, 0-0 Ivy)
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Saturday, February 17, 2018
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3 p.m. ET
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Franklin Field - Philadelphia, Pa.
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HEN SCRATCHINGS  🐔
     · This season marks the 41st overall in Delaware program history.  In the previous 40 seasons, the Blue Hens have tallied a composite record of 377-295 (.561) with 18 10-plus win campaigns.
     · UD has won three straight season-openers.
     · A squad that went 9-8 overall and 4-2 in CAA play with a trip to the CAA Tournament last year, UD returns 19 letter winners and eight starters while adding 11 newcomers.
     · A youthful squad, the Hens feature just 11 juniors and seniors in 2017.
     · Delaware was predicted to finished fourth in the CAA Preseason Poll.
     · Seniors Taylor Carpentier and Becky Gohsler were picked as All-CAA Preseason selections.
     · A two-year starter between the pipes for the Hens, Carpentier was an All-CAA Second Team and CAA All-Tournament Team honoree in 2017. She led the CAA and finished sixth nationally with an 8.62 GAA and was also second in the conference with a 46.4 save percentage. Carpentier enters her senior campaign ranked second in the Blue Hens career record books with a 7.96 GAA and 10th with 238 saves.
     · An IWLCA All-Mid Atlantic Region Second Team selection a year ago, Gohsler also collected All-CAA First Team, CAA All-Tournament Team and UD Alumni Association Team MVP accolades in 2017. The midfielder led Delaware in eight statistical categories (points, goals, ground balls, draw controls, free position goals, shots, shots on goal and caused turnovers) and ranked 22nd nationally with 2.07 caused turnovers per game. Gohsler is fourth in program history with 105 career draw controls and the team’s active career leader with 80 points, 66 goals, 14 assists and 69 ground balls in 49 games played.
     · Kateri Linville, who is in her eighth season at her alma mater in 2017-18, welcomes Joe Tornetta and Callie Santos as assistant coaches for the year. 


SERIES INFORMATION 💪    
     · Penn leads the all-time series between the two teams, 8-3, and has won five straight.
     · Last season, Becky Gohsler continued her hot start to 2017 by tallying four goals, but it wasn’t enough as Delaware fell, 9-7, to No. 11/11 Penn on February 18 at Delaware Stadium.
     · In the last matchup at Franklin Field, UD was unable to capitalize on a late rally as No. 13/14 Penn picked up the 12-10 victory over the Hens on February 20, 2016.
     · Delaware’s last win versus Penn came on March 15, 2006 as the Hens picked up a 10-9 win over the No. 17 Quakers at Rullo Stadium.