Delaware (2-3, 0-0 CAA) at Canisius (1-3, 0-0 MAAC)
Friday, March 9, 2018
4 p.m. ET
📍  Demske Sports Complex — Buffalo, N.Y.
🎥  ESPN3

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     · Megan Santoleri and Becky Gohsler combined for five goals Saturday afternoon as Delaware fell, 12-8, to Georgetown at Cooper Field. Santoleri posted her third career hat trick and added a draw control for the Hens while Gohsler recorded two goals in addition to collecting a career-high six ground balls with two caused turnovers and a draw control.
Becky Gohsler was named the CAA Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week Tuesday after the midfielder collected eight draw controls, nine ground balls, four caused turnovers and four goals as Delaware split the week against Monmouth and Georgetown.
     · Becky Gohsler ranks 14th nationally with 2.40 caused turnovers per game while Taylor Carpentier is ninth with 12.0 saves per and 15th with a 50.5 save percentage.
     · Becky Gohsler is third in program history with 127 career draw controls. Caitlin McCartney (2012-15) holds the school record with 186 career draw controls while Erin Edell (2002-05) is second with 152.
    · Sarah Bedard, who did not score any goals during her rookie campaign a season ago, has logged nine goals in the past four games for Delaware.
    · Former Blue Hens assistant coach and current Canisius head coach Allison Daley is in her first season at the helm of her alma mater.

    · This season marks the 41st overall in Delaware program history.  In the previous 40 seasons, the Blue Hens have tallied a composite record of 377-295 (.561) with 18 10-plus win campaigns.
     · A squad that went 9-8 overall and 4-2 in CAA play with a trip to the CAA Tournament last year, UD returns 19 letter winners and eight starters while adding 11 newcomers.
     · A youthful squad, the Hens feature just 11 juniors and seniors in 2017.
     · Delaware was predicted to finished fourth in the CAA Preseason Poll.
     · Seniors Taylor Carpentier and Becky Gohsler were picked as All-CAA Preseason selections.
     · A two-year starter between the pipes for the Hens, Carpentier was an All-CAA Second Team and CAA All-Tournament Team honoree in 2017. She led the CAA and finished sixth nationally with an 8.62 GAA and was also second in the conference with a 46.4 save percentage. Carpentier enters her senior campaign ranked second in the Blue Hens career record books with a 7.96 GAA and 10th with 238 saves.
     · An IWLCA All-Mid Atlantic Region Second Team selection a year ago, Gohsler also collected All-CAA First Team, CAA All-Tournament Team and UD Alumni Association Team MVP accolades in 2017. The midfielder led Delaware in eight statistical categories (points, goals, ground balls, draw controls, free position goals, shots, shots on goal and caused turnovers) and ranked 22nd nationally with 2.07 caused turnovers per game. Gohsler is fourth in program history with 105 career draw controls and the team’s active career leader with 80 points, 66 goals, 14 assists and 69 ground balls in 49 games played.
     · Kateri Linville, who is in her eighth season at her alma mater in 2017-18, welcomes Joe Tornetta and Callie Santos as assistant coaches for the year. 

     ·  Delaware and Canisius are meeting for just the fourth time in program history.
     ·  The Griffs hold a 2-1 all-time advantage over the Blue Hens.
     ·  In the last meeting in Buffalo, Canisius defeated the Blue Hens, 8-4, in Buffalo, N.Y. on March 25, 2015. Shannon Hawley led Delaware with two goals while Emily Pollard and Allison Hahn each tallied a goal apiece.
     ·  A season ago, UD scored five of the game's final six goals, but it was too little too late as the Hens dropped an 11-9 decision to Canisius on March 3 at Delaware Stadium.  Becky Gohsler finished the night with team-highs fo four points (3g, 1a), four caused turnovers and three ground balls. Megan Santoleri added a career-best three points on two goals and an assist to go along with two draw controls and a ground ball.