PISCATAWAY, N.J. (February 28, 2014) – The Rutgers University women’s lacrosse team (2-1) returns home on Saturday, March 1, as the squad welcomes Delaware (1-2) to the RU Turf Field at 1 p.m. The Scarlet Knights are looking to get back in the win column after dropping their first contest of the season at Princeton on Feb. 26.
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In their last contest, the Scarlet Knights fell to their first nationally ranked opponent, No. 19 Princeton, 11-4, on Wednesday. Rutgers managed to net the first score of the game, but the Tigers closed out the stanza outscoring the visitors by a 6-0 margin to head into the intermission in front, 7-1. Princeton also outscored the Scarlet Knights, 4-3, in the second half.
Four different players scored for Rutgers in the loss, led by sophomore attacker Halley Barnes’ (Garnet Valley, Pa.) team-high two points on a goal and an assist. Barnes added two ground balls and a caused turnover.
Delaware also enters Saturday’s contest following a loss, as the Blue Hens dropped an 11-8 decision to No. 16 Penn in Philadelphia on Feb. 22. Delaware’s lone win came against Lafayette (11-6) on Feb. 19. The Blue Hens opened the season with a 19-11 loss at No. 10 Georgetown (Feb. 15).
Shannon Hawley led Delaware against Penn with four points on two goals and two assists. She added one caused turnover. Kara Dattellas finished with three points off of two assists and one goal, while Chelsea Fay collected two points on two goals. Dattellas leads the Blue Hens with eight points on the season. She, as well as Fay and Caitlin McCartney, are all tied for the team-lead in goals with six scores each.
Delaware leads the all-time series against the Scarlet Knights with a 13-10 record. Rutgers has won the last four meetings, however, dating back to the 2009 season. The teams have met in every season dating back to 1998, with the exception of 2012.
Last year, RU topped the Blue Hens, 7-4, on the road (March 9) to improve to 5-1 on the season. Attacker Megan Clements (Pennington, N.J.) and midfielder Amanda Trendell (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) led Rutgers with three points apiece. RU opened the contest with a 2-0 lead on goals by Barnes and Trendell in the opening 10 minutes and never looked back, maintaining the advantage for the remainder of play.
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