NEWARK, Del. – The Blue Hens had more than enough chances to pick up the victory Friday night, but No. 20 Albany had other ideas as the Great Danes handed No. 5 Delaware the 3-2 loss in overtime at Fred P. Rullo Stadium.
The Hens (6-2) outshot Albany, 19-8, and posted a 10-2 advantage in penalty corners, but the Great Danes (4-3) registered 13 saves.
Junior Michaela Scanlon (Wynnewood, Pa./Merion Mercy) and senior Maggie Delp (at left; Lewes, Del./Cape Henlopen) each tallied their first goals of the season to give Delaware the 2-1 advantage with less than 25 minutes remaining in the contest.
Albany’s Katie MacCallum tied things in the 57th minute to force overtime before Kelsey Bridell collected her second goal of the night in the 81st minute to capture the victory.
Senior goalie Emmeline Oltmans (Baarn, The Netherlands/Het Baarnsch Lyceum) logged one save for UD.
“Tonight was a little bit like déjà vu against Louisville. We had the opportunities, but we didn’t take care of our business. I’m not sure of our focus and mindset today. Hopefully we can learn from what happened to us today and move forward from there. Today was not a good day of Delaware Hockey and the team knows it. Let's see how they will go about their business against the No. 1 team in the land on Sunday."
   ·   Delaware snapped a program-record 16-game winning streak at Fred P. Rullo Stadium.
   ·   With an assist, Greta Nauck sits alone in fourth place in the UD record books with 121 career points.
   ·   Friday’s game marked the first overtime contest for the Blue Hens this season.
   ·   Sunday, September 24 – No. 1 Connecticut at No. 5 Delaware – 12 p.m. – Fred P. Rullo Stadium (Newark, Del.)
   ·   Friday, September 29 – No. 5 Delaware at Drexel * – 7 p.m. – Vidas Field (Philadelphia, Pa.)
   ·   Sunday, October 1 – Lafayette at No. 5 Delaware – 1 p.m. – Fred P. Rullo Stadium (Newark, Del.)
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