Blue Hens Set to Conclude Season in Dual with the Dragons
October 29, 2010
Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
PHILADELPHIA – The University of Delaware is set to conclude its 2010 season, making the trip to Philadelphia to dual with the Dragons of Drexel University on Saturday night in a Colonial Athletic Association clash. The game is set for 7 p.m. at Vidas Field.
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Delaware (7-10-1, 3-6-1) is riding high after this past weekend when the Hens picked up consecutive conference victories, 1-0 over Towson and George Mason. It was the first time Delaware had won consecutive CAA home games since 2008, also taking down Towson (2-0) and Hofstra (3-0).
Junior net minder Breanna Stemler made 10 saves last week, including seven versus the Patriots, who were ranked No. 10 in the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region. She was tabbed the league’s Co-Player of the Week after earning the pair of shutouts, bringing her career total to seven.
Stemler has moved up in the program’s record books, with her seven career shutouts tying her for sixth all time while her 110 career stops land her in eighth place.
Sophomore Ali Miller (at right) leads the Blue Hens in points, racking up 17 (6g, 5a). She leads a well-balanced offense that has 22 assists on its 25 goals. Miller as also reached the record books as her 22 career points rank her 19th all-time at Delaware.
With 10 points, freshmen Shannon Kearney and Andrea Luttio have each tallied four points with two assists. Defender lyssa Friedman is fourth, scoring three goals with one assist, including the game-winner on Friday night against George Mason.
Despite taking a CAA-low 201 shots, the Hens are ranked sixth in goals, averaging 1.39 a game. The Hens outshoot their opponents 102-89 in the first half, but do a majority of their scoring in the second half (16) while only scoring eight in the first stanza.
Saturday’s game will also conclude Drexel’s season. The Dragons fell to 7-10-1 overall and 3-6-1 in the league after battling in two overtimes with George Mason, eventually falling 1-0 in the 108th minute of the match.
The Dragon’s offense is paced by Jenna Lindsay, who has an even four goals and four assists for 12 points. Kim Chiarelli is second with nine points (2g, 5a). Sam Greenfield, Ashley Klun and Alex Vazquez have all tallied three goals and one assist for seven points apiece.
Between the pipes, Nicole Sinclair got both starts last weekend; recording 11 saves in those contests, while also earning her first shutout of the season. She has the second best save percentage in the league, stopping .816 percent of the shots she has faced.
The Blue Hens have dominated the series, holding an 11-1-1 advantage since the teams first met in 1997. Delaware has won the last three contests, winning each 1-0. Delaware’s lone loss came 2-1 in the 2006 edition.
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