PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Freshman Lotte de Koning (Vreeland, The Netherlands/RSG Broklede) tallied two goals Friday afternoon as No. 6 Delaware defeated Penn, 2-1, at Ellen Vagelos Field.
 
The midfielder put the Hens on board first in the 29th minute while Penn’s Alexa Hoover tied the game at 1-1 in the 47th minute.
 
De Koning scored her fifth goal of the season, the game-winner, with 16 minutes left on the clock.
 
The Hens (4-1) outshot the Quakers (0-3), 15-8, and also held a 9-3 advantage in penalty corners.
 
Senior goalie Emmeline Oltmans (Baarn, The Netherlands/Het Baarnsch Lyceum) notched four saves as Delaware won its third straight contest.
 
POST-GAME QUOTES
“It’s nice to come away with a win. We are a work in progress and we know what we have to do. I like to believe we are excited to have another opportunity to get back to DEHO [Delaware Hockey] the way we can play it on Sunday.”
 
Freshman midfielder Lotte de Koning
“I may have been credited with two goals, but the goals are really a team effort, it’s not me personally. We didn’t play DEHO [Delaware Hockey] today, but it’s good to get the win.”
 
HEN SCRATCHINGS
     ·    Delaware is now 18-9 all-time against Penn, including an 8-4 mark in Philadelphia, and have won three straight overall against the Quakers.
     ·    Lotte de Koning led all players with five shots on goal.
 
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
     ·    Sunday, September 10 – No. 6 Delaware at Liberty – 1 p.m. – Liberty Field Hockey Field (Lynchburg, Va.)
     ·    Sunday, September 17 – Delaware vs. Penn State – 1 p.m. – The Nook (Manheim, Pa.)
     ·    Friday, September 22 – Albany at Delaware – 6 p.m. – Fred P. Rullo Stadium (Newark, Del.)
 
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