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Courtesy: Delaware Athletics

Blue Hens to Honor Yeardley Reynolds Love Friday in Crucial CAA Matchup Against James Madison at Delaware Stadium

Courtesy: Delaware Athletics
Release: 04/10/2014
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Delaware (9-4, 2-1 CAA) vs. James Madison (7-5, 1-0 CAA)

DATE:  Friday, April 4, 2014
TIME:  5 p.m.
LOCATION Delaware Stadium - Newark, Del.

HENS RECOGNIZE ONE LOVE FOUNDATION
In connection with the One Love Foundation, both the Delaware and James Madison squads will be wearing t-shirts Friday in an effort to raise awareness of domestic violence and in honor of Yeardley Reynolds Love.  The blue t-shirts were designed by Blue Hens redshirt freshman Elyse Andrews, with a portion of the proceeds from each sold to benefit the One Love Foundation.

LIVE STATS
Live stats for Friday's matchup between the Blue Hens and Dukes will be available via www.BlueHens.com.

LIVE STREAM
All Delaware women's lacrosse home games are live streamed, for free, via Hens All-Access at www.BlueHens.com

ONLINE
Follow Delaware women's lacrosse online at facebook.com/DelawareWomensLacrosse and on Twitter at @DelawareWLax.

HEN SCRATCHINGS
     ·  The Blue Hens rallied for an 8-7 victory last Sunday at Hofstra and have now won two straight and eight of their last nine games.
     ·  The Pride held Delaware to under 10 goals for the first time in nine games.
     ·  The Hens have held opponents to nine or fewer goals in 10 games this season.
     ·  Dating to last season, the Blue Hens have won nine straight at home and are now 25-24 (.510) all-time at Delaware Stadium.
     ·  Lizzie Duffey was honored this past week as the CAA Defensive Player of the Week.
     ·  Chelsea Fay failed to score a goal Sunday for the first time in 38 contests, but has now tallied at least one point in 39 straight games.
     ·  Caitlin McCartney has posted at least one point in 42 consecutive contests.
     ·  In her first season with the Blue Hens, Casey Lyons leads the team with 49 points (31 goals, 18 assists) with three regular season remaining.  The last time a UD player posted at least 49 points in a single season came in 2008 when Emily Schaknowski collected 56 on 36 goals and 27 assists.  That year was also the last time a player had at least 18 assists in a season.
     ·  Tori Zorovich is making a statement in her senior season, as she is 8-1 with 7.66 goals allowed per game and 66 total saves in 595 minutes played.

SERIES INFORMATION
      ·  James Madison holds the all-time series advantage over Delaware, 21-15, since the first matchup in 1982.
      ·  The Dukes have won four straight and seven of the last nine against the Blue Hens.
      ·  Last season, Delaware fell to JMU, 8-4, in Harrisonburg
      ·  UD is 9-8 against the Dukes in Newark, but have not defeated the Dukes at Delaware Stadium.

THE COACHES
     ·  Delaware head coach Kateri Linville is in her fourth season with her alma mater and currently holds a career record of 32-31.
     ·  Two-time All-American Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe returned to her alma mater in 2007 to lead the Dukes and is currently in her eighth season as head coach at James Madison.  She has posted a mark of 86-50 with the Dukes and is 136-85 overall in 13 years as a head coach.

ABOUT JAMES MADISON
The Dukes have received votes for 13 straight weeks in the IWLCA Division I Poll and are currently 7-5 on the season and 1-0 in CAA play.  JMU has won three straight following a four-game losing skid.  Most recently, the Dukes defeated William & Mary, 18-11 and were led by junior Stephanie Finley’s career-high tying five goals and three assists for a season-best eight points.  For her efforts, Finley was named the CAA Offensive Player of the Week.  On the season, Finley has scored a team-high 28 goals with a third-best 13 assists for 41 points.  She also boasts a team-high 40 draw controls with 11 ground balls and seven caused turnovers.  Junior Ali Curwin is second on the team with 22 goals and a team-best 16 assists for 38 points.  Junior goalkeeper Schylar Healy has started all 12 of JMU’s games, allowing 10.91 goals per game with a save percentage of .437 in 687 minutes played.

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