NEWARK, Del. – The University of Delaware women’s soccer team will travel to Philadelphia to battle Drexel University for Colonial Athletic Association Tournament seeding in the Blue Hens’ regular-season finale Wednesday night at DU’s Vidas Field.

Delaware (9-7, 6-3 CAA), who has claimed a birth in the upcoming CAA Women’s Soccer Tournament, sits in a four-way tie for third place in the conference entering Wednesday’s final match of the regular season while Drexel (12-3-2, 6-2-1 CAA) is in second place in the conference.

The Blue Hens and Dragons have played in 15 matches since 1997, with Delaware owning a 12-1-2 record against Drexel that includes a 1-1 double-overtime tie last season.

“It seems like our games with Drexel always has major consequences within the conference,” Delaware women’s soccer head coach Scott Grzenda remarked. “We can end up from first to sixth depend on all the results.”

The Blue Hens look to return to the win column after a 2-1 overtime loss at James Madison on October 18. Senior Ali Miller continues to lead the team with six goals and 13 points on the season while senior Anna Lenczyk ranks second on the squad with three goals and seven points. Senior Melissa Pennington’s four assists are the most for the Blue Hens this fall. The combination of Jess Figueroa and Jessica Levy have produced seven shutouts and a 0.97 GAA in 16 matches.

Led by 16-year head coach Ray Goon, the Dragons are No. 5 in the NSCAA/Mid Atlantic Regional poll this week. Drexel is 5-0-1 this year at Vidas Field and is riding a two-game winning streak after defeating William & Mary 1-0 and James Madison, 2-1. Sam Greenfield has four goals to pace the team and shares the team-lead in points, nine, with Gabby Dixon. DU goalkeeper Eve Badana has nine shutouts and a 0.70 GAA in 17 matches.

“We need to take care of our game against Drexel and let the chips fall to see where we end up,” Grzenda added. “Having a bye or home playoff game would be great for the school and the program.”

Following Wednesday’s match, the Blue Hens will learn what seed they will be for the CAA Tournament. The top two seeds, where UD has a possibility of reaching will receive a bye in the first round. Seeds three and four will host the first-round matches on Sunday, October 28 and Monday, October 29 while seeds five and six will be on the road for the opening round.

CAA WOMEN’S SOCCER TOURNAMEN SEEDING TIEBREAKERS HEADING INTO WEDNESDAY

W&M is the #1 seed with a win over ODU

If W&M and Drexel are tied for first with 22 points – Drexel is the #1 seed and W&M is the #2 seed based on Drexel’s head-to-head win.

If W&M, Delaware, Hofstra and UNCW are tied with 21 points – In head-to-head competition, Delaware, Hofstra and W&M are all 2-1 and UNCW is 0-3. UNCW becomes the #4 seed and Delaware, Hofstra and W&M are treated as a 3-way tie, where they are all 1-1 against each other. All three beat #4 UNCW. Delaware beat #5 Drexel so they become the #1 seed. W&M is the #2 seed based on its head-to-head win over Hofstra, which becomes the #3 seed.

If W&M, Delaware, Northeastern and UNCW are tied with 21 points – In head-to-head competition, Delaware and W&M are 2-1 and UNCW and Northeastern are 1-2. Delaware is the #1 seed and W&M is the #2 seed based on head-to-head. UNCW is the #3 seed and NU is the #4 seed based on head-to-head.

If W&M, Delaware and Northeastern are tied with 21 points – All three are 1-1 against each other. If Drexel is the #4 seed, Delaware is #1 based on its win over the Dragons. W&M would be #2 and NU would be #3 on head-to-head.

If UNCW is the #4 seed (wins tiebreaker at 19 points with Drexel), Delaware and W&M both beat the Seahawks, and Delaware would get the #1 seed on head-to-head with W&M. NU would be the #3 seed.

If W&M, Delaware and Hofstra are tied with 21 points – All three are 1-1 against each other. If Drexel is the #4 or #5 seed, Delaware is the #1 seed based on its win over the Dragons. W&M would be #2 and Hofstra would be #3 on head-to-head.

If Delaware, Hofstra and UNCW are tied with 21 points – Hofstra is #2 seed based on its 2-0 record vs. UD/UNCW, Delaware is the #3 seed and UNCW is the #4 seed.

If Delaware, Northeastern and UNCW are tied with 21 points – All three are 1-1 against each other. Delaware and UNCW both beat #5 Drexel . Delaware is the #2 seed based on head-to-head with UNCW. UNCW is the #3 seed and Northeastern is the #4 seed.

In two-team head-to-head ties at 21 points: Delaware wins tiebreaker with W&M. W&M wins tiebreaker with Hofstra, Northeastern or UNCW.

If Drexel, Hofstra, Northeastern and UNCW are tied with 19 points – Drexel and UNCW are 2-1, Hofstra is 1-1-1, Northeastern is 0-2-1 in head-to-head matchups. UNCW would be the #3 seed based on its win over Drexel, who is the #4 seed. Hofstra is the #5 seed and Northeastern is the #6 seed.

If Drexel, Hofstra and Northeastern are tied with 19 points – Drexel is the highest seed based on its 2-0 record in head-to-head. Hofstra is the next seed based on its win over UNCW, followed by NU.

If Delaware, Hofstra, Northeastern and UNCW are tied with 19 points – Hofstra (2-0-1) is the #3 seed, Northeastern (1-1-1) is the #4 seed. Delaware and UNCW are both 1-2, with Delaware getting the #5 seed and UNCW getting the #6 seed on head-to-head.

If Delaware, Hofstra and Northeastern are tied with 19 points – Hofstra and Northeastern are both 1-0-1 and Delaware is 0-2 in head-to-head. Hofstra is the highest seed based on its win over UNCW, followed by Northeastern and Delaware.

If Hofstra, Northeastern and UNCW are tied with 19 points – Hofstra (1-0-1) is the #3 seed, UNCW is the #4 seed (1-1) and Northeastern (0-1-1) is the #5 seed.

If Hofstra and Northeastern are tied with 19 points – Hofstra is the higher seed based on its win over UNCW.

If Delaware, Hofstra and UNCW are tied with 18 points – Hofstra (2-0) is the #4 seed, Delaware (1-1) is the #5 seed and UNCW (0-2) is the #6 seed.

If Delaware, Northeastern and UNCW are tied with 18 points – All three are 1-1 against each other. If W&M is the #1 seed, Delaware is #4 based on its win over the Tribe, UNCW is #5 and Northeastern is #6.

If Drexel is the #1 seed, UNCW is #4 based on its win over the Dragons, Northeastern is #5 and Delaware is #6.

In two-team head-to-head ties at 18 points – UNCW wins a tiebreaker with Northeastern. Delaware wins a tiebreaker with UNCW. Hofstra wins tiebreakers with Delaware and UNCW. Northeastern wins a tiebreaker with Delaware.