NEWARK, Del. – In a re-match of the past three CAA Championship games, No. 7 Delaware jumped out early and held on for the 5-2 victory over No. 16 James Madison Sunday afternoon at Fred P. Rullo Stadium.
For the second straight game, junior Greta Nauck (Krefeld, Germany/Gymnasium am Moltekplatz) came away with two goals. With her four points, the forward bypassed Kelly Cawley’s school record of 127 career points and is now atop the Blue Hens leaderboard with 129 points on 55 goals and 19 assists in just three seasons.
Delaware (9-3, 2-0 CAA) also saw scores from juniors Lisa Giezeman (at left; Leidschendam, The Netherlands/Sin-Maartenscollege) and Michaela Scanlon (Wynnewood, Pa./Merion Mercy) and seniors L Taylor Lister (Hummelstown, Pa./Lower Dauphin) and Lauren Crudele (Voorhees, N.J./Bishop Eustace) in the crucial conference victory.
Senior Emmeline Oltmans (Baarn, The Netherlands/Het Baarnsch Lyceum) collected four saves to earn her 57th career win.
[On the win]: “We knew that this was going to be a dogfight between two of the top teams in the conference. We knew they were going to be aggressive, but we kept our composure and stuck to our game plan.”
[On Greta Nauck’s record]: “I know as a program and as individuals, we don’t care much for the numbers and records as long as we take care of business. This is great for Greta and also a great honor for Kelly Cawley to hold the record for as long as she did.”
Senior goalie Emmeline Oltmans
“It’s always a tough fight against JMU and of course you always want to come out with the win. We started off strong and that was beneficial. The defense really helped fill in spots and communicate today and that’s really important.”
Junior forward Greta Nauck
[On breaking points record]: “I don’t care about records, I don’t care about numbers and neither do my teammates. It’s the fact that we won as a team that’s exciting. I didn’t even know that I broke the record when I scored the goal, I was more happy that we capitalized on a good penalty corner opportunity.
[On win]: “It was crucial to get this win today. We executed our game plan and played Delaware field hockey. This gives us a lot of confidence, not only for conference play but for the rest of the year and for the postseason.”
    ·    Senior goalie Emmeline Oltmans celebrated her 22nd birthday Sunday.
    ·    The Blue Hens have won six of the last seven over the Dukes and are now 12-10 all-time against James Madison.
    ·    Delaware outshot JMU, 22-11, and held a 5-2 margin in penalty corners.
   ·    Greta Nauck remains in second place in the career record books with 55 career goals. Sharon Wilkie (1979-82) is first with 59 career scores.
    ·    Kelly Cawley’s record of 127 career points was broken after nearly 20 years as she posted the mark from 1995-98.
    ·    Saturday, October 14 – No. 7 Delaware at No. 21 Saint Joseph’s – 1 p.m. – Ellen Ryan Field (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    ·    Sunday, October 15 – No. 7 Delaware at Columbia – 1 p.m. – Columbia Field Hockey Stadium (New York, N.Y.)
    ·    Friday, October 20 – No. 18 William & Mary at No. 7 Delaware – Noon – Fred P. Rullo Stadium (Newark, Del.)
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