No. 7 Delaware (15-4) vs. No. 6 Penn State (16-4)
📅  Saturday, November 11, 2017
🕖  2 p.m. EDT
📍  George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex – Storrs, Conn.
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GAME 1: No. 20 Boston University (14-7) at No. 1 Connecticut (19-0) – Saturday, 11:30 a.m.
GAME 2: No. 7 Delaware vs. No. 6 Penn State – Saturday, 2 p.m.
GAME 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner – Sunday, 2 p.m.

ADMISSION 🎟
Tickets for this weekend's NCAA Tournament contests in Storrs will be available on-site with admission fees of $5 for adults and $3 for youth.

PARKING 🚗
Fan parking is available, at a cost, in the North or South parking garages. The North parking garage is located off of Hillside Road and Alumni Drive while the South garage is off of Jim Calhoun Way.

HEN SCRATCHINGS  🐔
     ·    The Hens are 8-7 all-time in NCAA Tournament with appearances coming in 1982, 1988, 2004, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
     ·    Including AIAW play, Delaware is 22-13 in post-season action.
     ·    Last season, the Blue Hens capped a historic season by capturing the program's first-ever NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship, and the first for a UD women's team since the women's lacrosse squad won its third straight national title in 1983.
     ·    The Blue Hens earned their fifth straight and ninth overall trip to the NCAA Tournament after clinching their fifth consecutive CAA title last Sunday. In the 3-0 title game victory over William & Mary, Taylor Lister notched the first goal of the game before Greta Nauck posted her ninth multi-goal game of the year. Emmeline Oltmans logged her 10th career complete game shutout and finished the contest with two saves.
    
·    Greta Nauck was named the CAA Tournament Most Outstanding Performer for the second straight year while Taylor Lister, MacKenzie Meyer and Lisa Giezeman garnered All-Tournament Team accolades.
     ·    Greta Nauck is eighth in CAA history with 68 career goals and ninth with 153 career points. Her 68 career goals are also good to tie for third while her 153 points are good for fifth among NCAA's active career leaders.
     ·    With 37 career assists, Taylor Lister sits alone in 10th place in the CAA record books.
     ·    Emmeline Oltmans is second amongst the NCAA's active career leaders with 63 goalie wins.
     ·    Emmeline Oltmans is seventh for the Hens with 278 career saves. Nikki Rhoades (2005-08) is sixth overall with 282 career stops.
     ·    The November 3 win over Northeastern marked No. 100 for head coach Rolf van de Kerkhof along the Delaware sidelines.
     ·    Greta Nauck repeated as the league's Player of the Year while Lotte de Koning garnered Rookie of the Year accolades and Rolf van de Kerkhof picked up Coach of the Year honors for the second straight season.
     ·    Lotte de Koning and Greta Nauck were joined on the CAA First Team by Taylor Lister and Emmeline Oltmans.
     ·    CAA Second Team honors went to Kiki Bink, Kayla Devlin and Lisa Giezeman while Lotte de Koning was also named to the All-Rookie Team.
     ·    In October, Greta Nauck topped Sharon Wilkie's 35-year-old program goals record and now holds 68 career goals in just her junior campaign.
     ·    The Blue Hens finished the CAA schedule with a perfect 6-0 record in back-to-back seasons. Due to a forfeit win over Towson due to illness, the historical record books and statistics will feature Delaware with a 5-0 conference record during the 2017 campaign.
     ·    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.

NATIONAL RANKINGS
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* Thru games on November 8
     ·    Points Per Game – 4th – 11.47
     ·    Goals Per Game – 4th – 4.11
     ·    Assists Per Game – 4th – 3.26
     ·    Scoring Margin – 4th – 2.90
     ·    Goals Against Average –4th – 1.14
     ·    Defensive Saves – 4th – 11.0
     ·    Winning Percentage – 7th – .789
     ·    Shutouts Per Game – 9th – 0.32
    
·    Save Percentage – 10th – .776
     ·    Penalty Corners Per Game – 12th – 7.58

Individual
     ·    Points Per Game
             ·  Greta Nauck – 3rd – 2.84
     ·    Goals Per Game
             ·  Greta Nauck – 2nd – 1.26
     ·    Assists Per Game
             ·  Taylor Lister – 2nd – 1.05
             ·  Kayla Devlin – 15th – 0.63
     ·    Goalie Win-Loss Pct.
             ·    Emmeline Oltmans – 8th – .778
     ·    Goals Against Average
             ·    Emmeline Oltmans – 10th – 1.26
     ·    Defensive Saves
             ·   Kiki Bink – 14th – 4.0

SERIES INFORMATION 💪
     ·   PENN STATE
: The Blue Hens are 6-15-2 all-time against Penn State and 4-3 versus the Nittany Lions on neutral turf since the first-ever meeting in 1976. Earlier this season, then-No. 6 Delaware handed then-No. 2 PSU its first loss of the season by a margin of 2-0 at The Nook. Lisa Giezeman and Kiki Bink notched goals for the Hens while goalie Emmeline Oltmans held a No. 1 or No. 2 ranked opponent scoreless for the first time in program history and finished the game with eight saves.
     ·   CONNECTICUT: Delaware is 3-8-1 all-time against the Huskies since 1978, a mark that includes seven straight losses. Earlier this season, the Blue Hens were the lone opponent to hold UConn to fewer than two goals. The Huskies, a team that averages nearly five goals a game, pulled out the 1-0 overtime thriller at Fred P. Rullo Stadium.
     ·   BOSTON UNIVERSITY: Former North Atlantic Conference and America East counterparts, Delaware trails Boston University, 3-15, since the first meeting in 1991. The two teams have never before faced off on neutral turf. In the last matchup, the Terriers came away with the 2-1 OT decision at home.


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