Blue Hens Open CAA Action Sunday at No. 19 Towson in Search of Seventh Straight Win
Delaware (7-3, 0-0 CAA) at No. 19 Towson (5-5, 0-0 CAA)
DATE: Sunday, March 30, 2014
TIME: 1 p.m.
LOCATION: Johnny Unitas Stadium – Towson, Md.
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· Delaware has won six straight to improve to 7-3 on the season. The Hens are off to their best start since the 2007 and 2008 seasons when UD opened with 7-3 records.
· Additionally, the Blue Hens have not won six consecutive contests since current head coach Kateri Linville was a freshman on the 2000 squad that began the year with eight straight victories.
· UD is 5-7 all-time in CAA lid-lifters.
· The Blue Hens have held an opponent under 10 goals in eight of its 10 games this year, including each of the last seven outings.
· Junior Caitlin McCartney has tallied at least one point in 39 consecutive games.
· Senior Chelsea Fay has scored at least one goal in 36 straight contests.
· Sophomore Casey Lyons has posted at least five points in five of the last six games.
· Tori Zorovich is making a statement in her senior season, as she is 6-0 with 7.62 goals allowed per game and 46 total saves in 409 minutes played.
· One of the longest rivalries in program history, Sunday’s game will be the 47th matchup between the Blue Hens and Tigers.
· Delaware holds the all-time series advantage at 29-17.
· Towson has won seven straight over UD and five consecutive at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
· Last season, the Tigers defeated the Hens, 14-9, at Delaware Stadium on March 31.
· Delaware head coach Kateri Linville is in her fourth season with her alma mater and currently holds a career record of 30-30.
· Sonia LaMonica has been named the CAA Coach of the Year in each of her three seasons with the Tigers. In her fourth year, LaMonica is 42-24 all-time as the head coach at Towson while garnering an overall career record of 50-33.
The two-time defending CAA champion Tigers returned from the West Coast with a two-game win streak before falling to No. 2 Maryland Wednesday, 19-8. Senior attacker Ashleigh Rohrback leads the Tigers on the season with 47 points on 23 goals and a team-best 24 assists. Redshirt junior attacker Andi Raymond has contributed 24 goals and 15 assists for 39 points while senior midfielder Katie Leech has been dominant for Towson on the draw with a team-high 23 draw controls. Junior Kelsea Donnelly enters Sunday’s game with a team-high 22 groundballs, 9.55 goals against average and .492save percentage.