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BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Blue Hens needed just one goal Friday evening as Delaware held its third straight opponent to a blank score sheet with its 1-0 win at Lehigh.

Graduate Ben Sampson (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury) collected the lone tally of the night with his seventh career goal.  In the 43rd minute, Sampson collected the ball from junior Carlos Perales (L’Alcúdia de Crespins, Spain/Colegio Claret Xàtiva) off the corner kick and headed in the game-winner, which deflected off a Lehigh defender. The assist was just the second career for Perales.

The Mountain Hawks (1-2-0) had chances in the second half, but couldn’t put one past the Blue Hens (3-0-0) and redshirt sophomore goalie Todd Morton (West Chester, Pa./Henderson).

Morton finished the day with two saves and now has seven on the year to go along with zero goals allowed.

Mark Forrest and Doyle Tuvesson registered three and two shots, respectively, for Lehigh.  Jacob Gottwald collected six saves for the Mountain Hawks.

POST-GAME QUOTES
Head Coach Ian Hennessy
 “It’s terrific to start the season still undefeated and yet to concede a goal. Lehigh is a tough place to play and they made us earn the victory tonight in a fairly even and well-contested collegiate game.”
 
HEN SCRATCHINGS
     · The Blue Hens have won two straight over Lehigh.
     · Delaware has posted three consecutive games without conceding a goal for the first time since 2013.
     · The Hens outshot the Mountain Hawks, 16-11, and held a 12-2 advantage in corner kicks.
     · Dani Laguna led Delaware with four shots while Thomas de Villardi, Guillermo Delgado and Ben Sampson each recorded three.
     · UD has outshot opponents, 51-27, through three games this season.
 
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
     · Wednesday, September 7 – Iona at Delaware – 7 p.m. – Stuart & Suzanne Grant Stadium (Newark, Del.)
     · Sunday, September 11 – Villanova at Delaware – 3 p.m. – Stuart & Suzanne Grant Stadium
     · Wednesday, September 14 – Seton Hall at Delaware – 7 p.m. – Stuart & Suzanne Grant Stadium
 
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