Drexel Dominates Second Half to Down Delaware

Drexel defeated Delaware, 11-6, at Vidas Field. The Dragons trailed by one point at half time before outscoring the Blue Hens, 7-1, in the final 30 minutes of play.

Kelli Joran led the attack with three goals and two assists for five points. Jessica Rudloff also had three scores for Drexel. Sophomore goalkeeper Teresha Bradley posted nine saves. The Dragons improved to 11-4 overall and tied the program's record for the most conference wins with four, 4-1, which was set last season.

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PHILADELPHIA - Delaware fell short Friday evening, as Drexel rallied for an 11-6 Colonial Athletic Association victory at Vidas Field. The Blue Hens, who led 5-4 at halftime, were outscored 7-1 in the second half of action.

"We need to compete as a team for 60 minutes," commented Delaware head coach Kateri Linville. "That has been and will continue to be our goal this season. Today we fell short of achieving this goal. We will refocus tomorrow, practice what we need to, and be ready for Sunday's game against Hofstra."

Caitlin McCartney led Delaware (9-6, 3-3 CAA) with two goals and an assist while Chelsea Fay, Allison Hahn, Shannon Hawley, and Alison Karwoski each added one score for the Hens.

Kara Dattellas and Kierstan Smith each posted a game-high three groundballs for Delaware, which held the team advantage over the Dragons, 10-7. Junior Tori Zorovich, who started her second straight game for Delaware, collected four saves in 60 minutes of play. For the second consecutive game, the Hens were perfect on clears, going 11 for 11.

Kelli Joran registered three goals, three groundballs, two draw controls, and one caused turnover for Drexel (11-4, 4-1 CAA). Teresha Bradley tallied nine saves in goal to pick up the victory. The Dragons outshot the Blue Hens, 22-17, in addition to controlling 12 of the game's 19 draws.

Delaware ended the first half on a 3-0 run to take a 5-4 lead into the break. Drexel came out of halftime on a mission, scoring three straight goals within the first nine minutes of the half to go up, 7-5.

McCartney was able to bring the Hens within one at 7-6 with just over 20 minutes left in the game, but Drexel held Delaware scoreless for the remainder while scoring four goals of its own.

The Blue Hens wrap up regular season play this Sunday at Delaware Stadium as they host Hofstra for a 1:00 p.m. draw.


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