No. 7 Delaware (11-4, 4-0 CAA) at Hofstra (7-10, 1-3 CAA)
📅  Friday, October 27, 2017
🕖  3 p.m. EDT
📍  Hofstra Field Hockey Stadium – Hempstead, N.Y.
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No. 7 Delaware (11-4, 4-0 CAA) at Northeastern (7-10, 2-2 CAA)
📅  Sunday, October 29, 2017
🕖  3 p.m. EDT
📍  Dedham Field – Dedham, Mass.
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HEN SCRATCHINGS  🐔
    
·    Delaware could clinch home-field advantage for the upcoming CAA Tournament with one win this weekend.
     ·    The Blue Hens moved to 4-0 in CAA play, but held their 11-4 overall record, with Sunday’s forfeit win over Towson. Due to illness on the Tiger squad, the contest will not count towards statistics or records, but UD was credited with the win in the CAA standings.
     ·     Earlier this month, Greta Nauck topped Sharon Wilkie’s 35-year-old program goals record and now holds 61 career goals in just her junior campaign. With her 61 career goals, Nauck is also eighth in the CAA record books and fourth among the NCAA’s active career goals leaders.
    ·    Taylor Lister sits alone in second place with 34 career assists while Kelly Cawley (1995-98) is the Delaware leader with 49 career helpers. Lister is two helpers away from entering the CAA Career Top 10.
     ·    Emmeline Oltmans is seventh for the Hens with 267 career saves. Nikki Rhoades (2005-08) is sixth overall with 282 career stops.
     ·    The Hens are 63-50 (.558) all-time in CAA play with six conference titles.
     ·    The four-time defending conference champion Blue Hens were picked as the CAA field hockey favorite for the fourth straight season in the league’s preseason poll.
     ·    The 2016 Honda Award winner for field hockey, junior Greta Nauck was tabbed the CAA Preseason Player of the Year while seniors Emmeline Oltmans and Taylor Lister and juniors Kiki Bink and Lisa Giezeman garnered Preseason All-CAA accolades.
     ·    Delaware captured the program’s first-ever NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship in 2016.
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Delaware returns seven starters and 13 letter winners from a season ago while welcoming seven newcomers to the roster.
     ·    The Hens feature a total of seven international players on the roster.
     ·    Kayla Devlin and Emmeline Oltmans were chosen as team captains this season.
     ·    Head coach Rolf van de Kerkhof (Fonty’s Hogeschool ’96) returns for his seventh season at the helm of the Blue Hens and holds an all-time record of 97-49 (.664) at Delaware.

NATIONAL RANKINGS
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* Thru games on October 25
     ·    Points Per Game – 4th – 11.47
     ·    Goals Per Game – 4th – 4.07
     ·    Assists Per Game – 4rd – 3.33
     ·    Scoring Margin – 4th – 2.68
     ·    Defensive Saves – 5th – 10.0
     ·    Winning Percentage – 10th – .733
     ·    Goals Against Average – 11th – 1.31
     ·    Penalty Corners Per Game – 12th – 7.73
     ·    Shutouts Per Game – 18th – 0.27
     ·    Save Percentage – 19th – .759
Individual
     ·    Points Per Game
             ·  Greta Nauck – 8th – 2.53
     ·    Goals Per Game
             ·  Greta Nauck – 4th – 1.13
     ·    Assists Per Game
             ·  Taylor Lister – 2nd – 1.13
             ·  Kayla Devlin – 12th – 0.73
     ·    Goalie Win-Loss Pct.
             ·    Emmeline Oltmans – 14th – .714
     ·    Goals Against Average
             ·    Emmeline Oltmans – 20th – 1.47
     ·    Defensive Saves
             ·   Kiki Bink – 10th – 4.0

SERIES INFORMATION 💪
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Delaware is 35-24 overall versus this weekend’s opponents.
     ·   The Blue Hens are 25-7 all-time against Hofstra, including a mark of 9-5 in Hempstead. UD has won three straight over the Pride by a scoring margin of 19-5.
     ·   Northeastern leads the series against Delaware, 17-10, but the Blue Hens have strung together five consecutive victories by a margin of 25-7.


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