No. 8 Delaware (6-3, 0-0 CAA) at Drexel (4-6, 0-0 CAA)
📅  Friday, September 29, 2017
🕖  7 p.m. EDT
📍  Buckley Field – Philadelphia, Pa.
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No. 8 Delaware (6-3, 0-0 CAA) vs. Lafayette (5-4, 1-1 Patriot)
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Game
📅  Sunday, October 1, 2017
🕖  1 p.m. EDT
📍  Fred P. Rullo Stadium – Newark, Del.
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PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS GAME
During Sunday’s game, the Blue Hens and Leopards will be teaming up and wearing purple in support of those who have been affected by pancreatic cancer. To learn more about the deadly disease and participate in the fight against pancreatic cancer, please click here.

HEN SCRATCHINGS  🐔
    
·    The Blue Hens fell to No. 8 in this week’s Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I Coaches Poll following a tough 0-2 weekend. Delaware (6-3) suffered two overtime losses to then-No. 20 Albany and No. 1 Connecticut to receive 798 points.
     ·   The Hens are 59-50 (.541) all-time in CAA play with six conference titles.
     ·    The four-time defending conference champion Blue Hens were picked as the CAA field hockey favorite for the fourth straight season in the league’s preseason poll.
     ·    The 2016 Honda Award winner for field hockey, junior Greta Nauck was tabbed the CAA Preseason Player of the Year while seniors Emmeline Oltmans and Taylor Lister and juniors Kiki Bink and Lisa Giezeman garnered Preseason All-CAA accolades.
     ·    Emmeline Oltmans is seventh in program history with 254 career saves. Nikki Rhoades (2005-08) is sixth overall with 282 career stops.
     ·    Greta Nauck sits alone in fourth place in the UD record books with 121 career points. Michaela Patzner is third all-time with 122 points while Sharon Wilkie is fourth with 123 points. Kelly Cawley is the Delaware career leader with 127 points. Nauck is also tied for third all-time in Delaware history alongside Casey Howard (2005-09) with 51 career goals.
     ·    Taylor Lister is tied for third in program history with Michaela Patzner (2013-15) and Erica LaBar (2001-04) with 28 career assists.
     ·    Delaware captured the program’s first-ever NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship in 2016. 
     ·    The Hens finished the year with a remarkable 23-2 overall record while outscoring opponents by a margin of 100-39 over the course of the entire season.    
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Delaware returns seven starters and 13 letter winners from a season ago while welcoming seven newcomers to the roster.
     ·    The Hens feature a total of seven international players on the roster.
     ·    Kayla Devlin and Emmeline Oltmans were chosen as team captains this season.
     ·    Head coach Rolf van de Kerkhof (Fonty’s Hogeschool ’96) returns for his seventh season at the helm of the Blue Hens and holds an all-time record of 89-46 (.659) at Delaware.

NATIONAL RANKINGS
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* Thru games on September 26
     ·    Defensive Saves – 3rd – 7.0
     ·    Goals Per Game – 6th – 3.44
     ·    Points Per Game – 6th – 10.0
     ·    Assists Per Game – 7th – 3.11
     ·    Penalty Corners Per Game – 11th – 7.78
     ·    Scoring Margin – 14th – 1.82
Individual
     ·    Points Per Game
             ·    Greta Nauck – 17th – 2.00
     ·    Goals Per Game
             ·    Greta Nauck – 24th – 0.78
     ·    Assists Per Game
             ·    Taylor Lister – 1st – 1.22
             ·    Kayla Devlin – 8th – 0.89

SERIES INFORMATION 💪
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Delaware is 43-20-2 all-time against this weekend’s opponents.
     ·   The Blue Hens hold the 25-9 advantage over Drexel, including a 9-6 record on the road, since the first matchup in 1985. Delaware has won two straight, but fell to the Dragons, 2-1, in the last meeting in Philadelphia in 2015.
     ·   The Hens have won five straight over the Leopards and are 18-11-2 overall versus Lafayette, including a mark of 9-3-1 at home.


MEDIA CONTACT
: Maggie Hayon, Assistant Athletics Communications Director | mhayon@udel.edu | O: 302-831-6389 | C: 302-379-9182