Delaware Closes Season with 6-0 Loss at Rival # 17 Drexel
October 31, 2010
Photos Courtesy of Mark Campbell
PHILADELPHIA - - The University of Delaware field hockey team finished its 2010 campaign with a 6-0 loss to rival #17 Drexel, Sunday afternoon at Buckley Field, in Colonial Athletic Association action. Noelle Diana recorded 10 saves, could not stop Jen Cairone who tallied a hat trick for the Dragons.
The game-winner came 22:17 into the game as Cairone scored her first goal of the game off a re-direction off a pass from the left side of the circle from Susan Cuifo. Cairone was standing near the right post, and slid the ball into the empty cage.
Ciufo added the second goal 31 seconds later as she received a pass from the right side of the circle from Kristen Focht, and finished it with a blast from the top of the circle to beat Diana.
Other than that 31 second span, the Blue Hens hung right with the Dragons, ranked 17th in the latest Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll, posting three shots of their own with three penalty corners in the first half.
But two goals early in the second half by Drexel kept Delaware at bay as the Blue Hens could not recover.
Kim Tunell scored the third goal of the game 5:33 into the second frame off a penalty corner. Reigning CAA Player of the Year Christina Mastropaolo inserted the pass to Sofia Sanguinetti who stick-stopped the pass, setting up a shot from Tunell from the top of the circle.
Cairone scored her second goal of the game two minutes and three seconds later off a rebound, giving the Dragons the 4-0 lead.
Cairone finished her hat trick with 5:41 remaining on the scoreboard. Sanguinetti send a ball into the circle from far out and Cairone was in the circle, tipping it past Diana who came out to challenge.
Drexel finished off the Blue Hens as Amanda Fleischut lifted a one-timer over Diana and into the cage with 1:32 on the clock. Emily Beamesderfer recorded the assist on the play.
Senior Michelle Drummonds led the Blue Hens with two shots while classmate Missy Woodie tallied a shot on goal.
Delaware was outshot 26-3 for the game and lost the penalty corner battle, 6-4. Diana made 10 saves on the day as Jenna Phillips recorded needed to make one save for the shutout.
Drummonds (at left) finishes the season as the team’s top scorer, putting 10 balls into the back of the cage on the season. She also had five assists, giving her 25 points in 2010. She finished her career as a Blue Hen with 19 goals and six assists for 44 points. She also added five more defensive saves this season, giving her a total of 13 through her four-year career.
Woodie ends the season with one goal and six assists for eight points. She has totaled 20 assists in her career, placing her in a tie for seventh all-time in the program.
Carli Shutter and Emily Wagner also closed their careers as a Blue Hen today. Shutter dished out four assists this season, giving her a total of seven through her three-year career while Wagner scored at New Hampshire this season for her lone goal in her career.
This senior class helped bring Delaware its second ever CAA Championship last season.
Delaware finished the season 8-10 overall and 2-6 in the conference as Drexel goes to 14-4 overall and 7-1 in the CAA. With the win, the Dragons earned the right to host the 2010 CAA playoffs.
#17 Drexel def. Delaware, 6-0
Scoring Summary: 1st Half - DREXEL - Jen Cairone (Susan Ciufo), 22:17 into game; DREXEL - Susan Ciufo (Kristen Focht), 22:48; 2nd Half - DREXEL - Kim Tunell (Sofia Sanguinetti, Christina Mastropaolo), 40:33; DREXEL - Jen Cairone, 42:36; DREXEL - Jen Cairone (Sofia Sanguinetti), 64:19; DREXEL - Amanda Fleischut (Amanda Beamesderfer), 68:27.
Shots: Delaware - 3, Drexel - 26; Penalty Corners: Delaware - 4, Drexel - 6; Saves: Delaware - 10 (Noelle Diana), Drexel - 1 (Jenna Phillips)Back To Field Hockey Home Field Hockey Story Archive