Delaware (1-2) vs. Monmouth (2-1)
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 • Delaware Stadium • Newark, Del. • 12 p.m.

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Delaware plays yet another doubleheader at Delaware Stadium Saturday as the Blue Hen men take on first-time opponent Monmouth University followed by the Delaware women playing host to Rutgers University following at 3 p.m.

Delaware (1-2) will be looking to bounce back from an 11-5 setback to then No. 17 Navy here at Delaware Stadium last Saturday. After falling behind 7-1 in the first half, the Blue Hens battled back and pulled to within 7-4 midway through the third quarter. But the Mids scored four of the next five goals to preserve the win.

Delaware was led once again by freshman scoring sensation Charlie Kitchen, who netted two goals and dished out an assist. Joe Eisele, Will Hirschmann, and Matt Olbrich also scored for the Hens. The loss to Navy followed a big 18-5 win at Mt. St. Mary’s Feb. 11 in which Trupert Ortlieb led Delaware with a career-high six goals.

Monmouth (2-1), a fourth-year program playing as members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, opened with a 12-10 upset over No. 16 Villanova and followed with an 11-9 setback at Hofstra, and a 10-8 victory over Wagner on Tuesday. Monmouth jumped out to a 4-0 lead but Wagner battled back to tie the score at 7-7 with 8:57 left.

The Hawks then scored three straight goals, two of them man-up, to take control. Tyler Keen led Monmouth with three goals while Eamon Campbell and Chris Daly each scored twice and Bryce Wasserman dished out three assists.

SERIES INFORMATION   
» First meeting between the two teams in men's lacrosse

HEN SCRATCHINGS
» Monmouth senior middie Zack Schleicher and Delaware freshman attack Matt Schleicher are brothers
» Monmouth, now in its fourth season at the varsity level, went 0-13 in its first season in 2014 but went 6-8 in 2015 and 7-7 last season when the Hawks advanced to the MAAC title game
» Delaware has outscored opponents 36-30 this season and rank No. 2 in the CAA in scoring margin
» Hens rank No. 3 in the CAA in clearing (.875), faceoffs (.486), man-up offense (.455), scoring offense (12.0), and turnovers (12.0/19th in NCAA)
» Delaware’s Charlie Kitchen ranks No. 2 in the CAA in goals per game (3.0/22nd in NCAA), Jake Hervada ranks No. 2 in faceoff pct. (.512) and No. 4 in groundballs per game (5.7), and GK Parker Ferrigan ranks No. 4 in GAA (10.12) and save pct. (.492)
» Monmouth leads the MAAC in fewest turnovers (11.0/14th in NCAA) and ranks No. 2 in caused turnovers (7.33)
» Individually, MU’s Eamon Campbell ranks No. 8 in the NCAA with two  man-up goals while Tyler Keen is ranked No. 5 in the NCAA in shot percentage (.667)
» Delaware’s Andrew Romagnoli dished out an assist vs. Navy to extend his point-scoring streak to seven games but had his streak of scoring goals in six straight games snapped
» Kitchen, who has scored nine goals in his first three games and became the first UD player in school history to score four goals in his collegiate debut, is looking to become the first UD player to score multiple goals in each of his first four career games
» Delaware head coach Bob Shillinglaw, who will retire this season after 39 years at the helm at UD and 42 years overall as a head coach, coached his 600th career game at Delaware vs. Mt. St. Mary’s
» Delaware needs just three victories to reach 500 wins in school history (now 497-449-3 since 1948).

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