Delaware (2-2, 0-0 CAA) at Georgetown (3-1, 0-0 BIG EAST)
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Saturday, March 3, 2018
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1 p.m. ET
📍  Cooper Field — Washington, D.C.
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HEN SCRATCHINGS  🐔
     · The Hawks made a late run, but in the end the Blue Hens were able to hold on for the 11-10 win over Monmouth Wednesday evening at Delaware Stadium. Delaware (2-2) led, 11-6, with 15 minutes remaining in the game before MU (1-5) rattled off four unanswered goals. With one second remaining on the game clock, senior goalie Taylor Carpentier came through with a huge save to seal the victory for the Hens. Senior captain Becky Gohsler guided UD with a career-high seven draw controls to go along with two goals, one assist, three ground balls and two caused turnovers.
     · Georgetown is facing its third CAA opponent in its last four games. The Hoyas fell at No. 19/11 Towson, 21-13, before topping Drexel, 16-8.
     · Megan Santoleri has posted back-to-back games with a career-high four draw controls.
     · Sarah Bedard, who did not score any goals during her rookie campaign a season ago, has logged eight goals in the past three games for Delaware.
     · Becky Gohsler ranks 14th nationally with 2.50 caused turnovers per game while Taylor Carpentier is 14th with 11.0 saves per.
     · Becky Gohsler is third in program history with 126 career draw controls. Caitlin McCartney (2012-15) holds the school record with 186 career draw controls while Erin Edell (2002-05) is second with 152.
   
  · The Blue Hens are 44-37 (.543) all-time at Delaware Stadium since their first game there in February 2011.
    · 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.
     · 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 💪    
     · Delaware and Georgetown are knotted at 3-3 all-time.
     · The Blue Hens have won three straight over the Hoyas.
     · Last season, midfielder Becky Gohsler exploded for a career-high six goals on February 11, 2017 as Delaware defeated Georgetown, 10-9, in the season lid-lifter for both squads at Delaware Stadium.
     · In the last meeting in Washington, D.C.
, the Hens defeated the Hoyas, 10-6, behind goals from eight different players in the 2016 season opener at Cooper Field.
     · Sophomore midfielder Sydney Rausa’s sister Rachel is a senior midfielder for Georgetown.