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  • UD's Sals Grad Colby Reeder named CAA Player of the Week

    Posted 2018-10-15 18:09:56 by: Nicholas Halliday

    UD's Sals Grad Colby Reeder named CAA Player of the ...

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  • Blue Hens Defeated by Stony Brook, 3-0

    Posted 2018-09-17 13:18:45 by: Exec Exec

         (Judge Left, Davis Right, UD) Blue Hens Defeated by Stony Brook, 3-0 Bailey Pearlman led the way with eight kills STONY BROOK, N.Y. – The Delaware volleyball team was defeated by Stony Brook, 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-20), in the final match of the Stony Brook Invitational on Saturday night inside Pritchard Gymnasium. With the loss, the Blue Hens fall to 6-6 while the Seawolves improved to 5-8 overall. “We had a tough day,” head coach Sara Matthews said. “We had some unfortunate circumstances with an injury that we had to alter our lineup but at the end of the day we just need to compete better and longer. We have to stay in sets until the end and be more consistent. We need to bounce back and have a good week leading into conference play.” Junior Bailey Pearlman led the way with eight kills with 18 swings. Junior Cailey Bracken followed closely with seven terminations, while junior Maria Bellinger had five. Senior Brooke Robertson and sophomore Julia Hayes each had three, while senior Abby Skryd and graduate student Sonja Vukosavljevic had two. Skryd directed the offense with 24 of Delaware’s 29 assists tonight. Skyrd also added four digs. Junior libero Andie Hanus paced the Blue hens with 15 digs. Bracken was one short of the double-digit mark with nine, and sophomore Maddie Judge (Padua) matched that total. Skryd’s four was equaled by freshman Samantha Davis (Ursuline), while Bellinger and Bracken had three scoops each. UD recorded six team blocks, with five - including two solo stuffs – coming from Hayes. Pearlman added four assisted blocks to her eight hammers, while Vukosavljevic had the other block assist. UP NEXT Delaware begins Colonial Athletic Association play next week on the road. UD will begin play at Towson on Friday at 7 p.m. before wrapping up the weekend at James Madison on Sunday at 1 ...

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  • Delaware Takes Down Bryant in Stony Brook Invitational Opener, 3-2

    Posted 2018-09-17 12:26:16 by: Exec Exec

      (Davis, UD) Delaware Takes Down Bryant in Stony Brook Invitational Opener, 3-2 Bracken paced the match with 25 kills STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Behind 25 kills from junior Cailey Bracken, the University of Delaware volleyball team took down Bryant, 3-2 (25-15, 23-25, 29-31, 25-21, 15-11), inside Pritchard Gymnasium on the campus of Stony Brook University Friday afternoon. With the win, UD improves to 6-4 overall while Bryant dropped to 8-5 this season. “I’m really proud of the effort in the end,” head coach Sara Matthews said. “We had a really big lead in the third set and ended up losing it. They did a good job of bouncing back and in sets four and five. Brooke (Robertson) was incredible. I’m proud of her effort. She was putting balls away for us and hit for a really high clip. She did a great job.” Bracken’s 25 kills was a season high and match high, while senior Brooke Robertson posted 19 kills on a season-best .429 attacking clip. Junior Maria Bellinger also hit double-digit terminations with 12 of her own. In total, 10 Blue Hens recorded at least one kill today, with sophomore Julia Hayes recording six. As a team, UD outhit the Bulldogs .358 - .158 and posted 73 hammers. “Our defense did a really good job and were aggressive the entire time,” Robertson said. “They put up a really good ball for Courtnie (Roberts) to set us really good and in system balls.” Bracken knows what UD needs to do to keep the momentum going tomorrow. Roberts directed the offense with 58 assists – a season high – and recorded her eighth double-double of the season after 10 digs. She’s reached the double-digit dig mark eight times this season. Junior libero Andie Hanus led the match with 23 digs. After Roberts’ 10, freshman Samantha Davis (Ursuline) posted 7 while Bellinger added six scoops to her 12 kills. Robertson capped her quality day with five digs of her own, and 10 Blue ...

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  • Blue Hens Dominate Lafayette En Route to 37-0 Win

    Posted 2018-09-09 23:45:18 by: Exec Exec

                   (Kane Left, Reeder Right, UD)  NEWARK, Del. – The only gloomy part of Saturday afternoon at Delaware Stadium was the weather as the University of Delaware football team rolled to an impressive 37-0 win over the Leopards of Lafayette College.  The Blue Hens posted their first shutout of the 2018 season while the offense rolled up over 400 total yards on the afternoon.  Redshirt junior  continued his impressive start to the year, finishing 18-of-28 for 279 yards and three touchdowns. Two of his main targets were seniors  and , who combined for eight catches for 125 yards and each had a TD catch.  Redshirt sophomore  racked up 93 yards on 11 carries to lead a powerful running attack, that included 54 yards from senior  (Sussex Tech), along with Kane and  finding the endzone.  Defensively, senior  (Salesianum) led the way with eight tackle and forced fumble, while classmate  picked up his first interception of the year. As a unit, the defense limited Lafayette to just 118 yards of total offense, including -18 rushing.  Delaware jumped on momentum from the start, scoring on its first drive of the day with a 10-yard TD pass from Kehoe to Scarff to cap an eight-play, 55 yard drive.  Six minutes later, Kehoe orchested another drive with a TD pass to freshman , his first career catch. It capitalized on a Lafayette turnover and pushed the lead to 14-0.  Lee would help ignite a long seven-play, 82-yard drive that would finish with a Kehoe to Papale 15-yard TD pass as the Blue Hens headed to the locker rooms with a 21-0 cushion.  That lead would increase to 28-0 when Kane ran one in from seven yards out to cap off a seven-play, 68-yard drive with seven minutes left in the third. Delaware would add another touchdown and a safety in the ...

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  • Blue Hens Fall In Opener to Rhode Island, 21-19

    Posted 2018-09-02 15:29:52 by: Exec Exec

                                               (Burton Left, Kane Center, Jones Right, UD) (T Reeder, UD) NEWARK, Del. – The third career 100-yard performance of 's (Sussex Tech) career wasn't enough as the 15th-ranked University of Delaware football team dropped its season opener, 21-19, to the upstart Rams of Rhode Island.  URI forced three turnovers and used a 57-yard TD pass late in the third quarter to hold on for the victory down the stretch. In his first career start, redshirt junior  went 12-for-22 for 202 yards and two touchdowns. Kane finished with 106 yards on 20 carries, while both  and  finished with 50-plus yards receiving on the night.  Senior  (Hodgson) led the defensive effort with 9.5 tackles on the night, 1.5 for losses, while senior  (Salesianum) finished with 7.5. Redshirt sophomore Frank Burton (William Penn) picked up two sacks in his Blue Hen debut.  "We gave up too many opportunities tonight. Offensively, we had too many mistakes, we turned the ball over on a couple of occasions and dropped some passes in critical moments of the game. Defensively, we weren't as sharp as we need to be and gave up too many big plays," Head Coach  said. "I give credit to Rhode Island and Coach Fleming for the effort they put forth tonight. They came down and played the kind of game they needed to and wanted to in order to win the game." The defenses of both teams stole the show early on with neither team able to do much offensively. URI took advantage of a Blue Hen turnover for their first TD of the night with 10:27 left in the second. Delaware responded right back with Kehoe finding Scarff from 28-yards out to even things up. Senior  punched it through the uprights with under a minute to play in the ...

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  • Blue Hens Drop Game Two to Northeastern

    Posted 2018-05-21 01:31:10 by: Exec Exec

                                          (Sullivan Left, Baker Center, Niggebruger Right, UD)                                       (Scott Left, Hutchins Center, Spadafino Right, UD) NEWARK, Del. – The University of Delaware baseball team dropped game two of a weekend set to Northeastern University Friday afternoon at Bob Hannah Stadium. The loss combined with yesterday’s setback, snaps Delaware’s (29-24, 12-11 CAA) CAA home series winning streak at eight. Freshman (6-3) started the game for the Blue Hens allowing three unearned runs in 3.2 innings pitched. The righty struck out two batters and walked four. Seniors and combined to throw five strong innings for the Blue Hens, allowing just two runs. Junior went 2-4 with an RBI double, while also turned in an identical 2-4 with an RBI double. The loss keeps Delaware in fifth place in the CAA standings. A Delaware loss tomorrow would drop the Hens into sixth place heading into next week’s CAA Tournament. Delaware struck first Friday in the bottom of the second, as Niggebrugge drove home from second base on an RBI double. The game remained 1-0 until the fourth when Sullivan IV allowed the three unearned runs behind a pair of errors.  Meeker, who came on in relief of Sullivan IV in the fourth, also tossed a scoreless fifth, giving the Blue Hens a chance to cut into a two-run deficit. Second baseman singled and later scored on a two-out Baker double that hit off the ‘Blue Monster’ in left cut the Northeastern (33-17, 17-6 CAA) lead to just 3-2. The Blue Hens has an opportunity to tie the game in the sixth, as and Niggebrugge were on second and third with two outs, but a strikeout ended the frame. Northeastern added runs in the seventh and ninth, to hold on for a 5-2 ...

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  • Epic Rally Pushes Blue Hens to Eighth Consecutive CAA Home Series Victory, Improves CAA Position

    Posted 2018-05-08 19:08:49 by: Exec Exec

      NEWARK, DE The University of Delaware baseball team capped off a series victory in style Sunday afternoon at Bob Hannah Stadium, erasing a 5-1 eighth-inning deficit to defeat Elon University 6-5 in 10 innings. The Blue Hens (25-22, 9-9 CAA), who trailed the game 5-1 with two outs in the eighth inning, found some late-inning magic scoring five times over their last 13 at-bats to cap-off another CAA series victory. Elon (28-20, 10-8 CAA) struck first Sunday, adding a pair of second-inning runs off Delaware freshman  (St Marks). Delaware cut the Phoenix lead to 2-1 in the fourth, when hit a no-doubter to left field for his eighth home run of the season. Singular runs for Elon in the fifth, sixth and eighth gave the visitors a 5-1 lead heading into the eighth inning, where Delaware was able to shave a run off the deficit. and  (Wilmington Charter) singled to open the inning for Delaware and later advanced a base on a wild pitch. A  (Below, left/Mark Campbell) walk loaded the bases for  (Cape Henlopen), who worked a five-pitch walk. After Hutchins struck out to end the frame, Elon answered with a pair of singles to open the ninth inning, prompting a pitching change. Lefty entered and stranded both runners on base giving the Blue Hens a chance in the ninth. With their backs against the wall, Delaware went to work in the ninth, as led-off the frame with a walk. After a strikeout, Mohollen and Baker worked walks to load the bases for Patten, who also walked. The three straight walks forced a pitching change from Elon, who summoned closer Robbie Welhaf from the bullpen. After taking a breaking-ball for a strike, Callender roped a single into left-center that chased home Mohollen and Baker, tying the game at five.  Delaware’s walk-off bid was put on hold in the ninth, as Elon struck out a batter and coaxed a fly-ball. Vila returned for the 10th working a perfect 1-2-3 frame with a pair of strikeouts, setting the stage ...

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  • Sullivan IV, Mohollen Earn CAA Weekly Honors

    Posted 2018-04-17 19:43:55 by: Exec Exec

      (Sullivan, UD) RICHMOND, Va. – The University of Delaware baseball program was well represented on this week’s Colonial Athletic Association baseball honors, as freshman (St. Mark’s HS) earned CAA Pitcher of the Week and (Rose Valley, Pa./Strath-Haven) earned Co-Player of the Week. Sullivan IV joins Hofstra’s John Rooney as the only two-time CAA Pitcher of Week honoree this season. A true-freshman from nearby New Castle, Del., Sullivan IV is coming off one of the most dominant starts in program history, as the righty struck out a career-high 16 batters in his seven shutout innings. He allowed just three hits (two infield singles and a single to right) and didn’t allow a baserunner to advance past first. The righty struck out six consecutive batters at one point and lowed his season to date ERA to 1.99. The first CAA Player of the Week honoree for Delaware this season, Mohollen was an on-base machine this week. The junior hit .583 (7-12) for the week with three doubles and six runs scored. The leadoff hitter reached base 14 times for the week, including in all six of his at-bats in Wednesday’s 15-7 Liberty Bell Classic victory over Lehigh. Mohollen finished the week with an on-base percentage of .737 due in large part to his six walks drawn. Delaware kicks off a five-game week tomorrow night against Lafayette College. First pitch of the Liberty Bell Classic Finals is scheduled for 7 p.m. from Citizens Bank ...

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  • Meeker, 10th Inning Explosion Pushes Delaware to 5-2 Victory.

    Posted 2018-04-09 19:44:01 by: Exec Exec

                        (Sullivan Left, Baker Center, Scott Right, UD) HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The University of Delaware baseball team behind five and one-third shutout innings from defeated Hofstra University 5-2 in 10 innings Sunday afternoon at University Field. Delaware (14-14, 3-3 CAA) freshman  (St Marks) took a no-hitter into the fifth inning Sunday, but a two-out single by Hofstra’s (14-10, 4-5 CAA) Austin Gauthier ended Sullivan’s no-no bid. The righty pitched 4.2 innings allowing just one hit and a pair of runs. He struck out eight batters. After the single and a pair of walks loaded the bases, the Pride added a pair of runs on a wild pitch and an infield single, but Meeker was able to strand a pair of runners in scoring positon with a pop-up. Trailing for the first time all day, the Blue Hens rallied in the sixth.  (Charter)  and recorded back-to-back two-out singles and advanced to second and third on a wild pitch. With the tying runs in scoring position, senior  (St Marks) lined a two-out single to centerfield that scored both Baker and Patten. The game remained tied at two, as Hofstra and Delaware traded zeros until the top of the 10th when the Blue Hens struck for the final three runs of the game. Shortstop walked with one out and advanced to second on a single. Batting with a pair of runners on, second baseman tripled down the left field line, scoring both Vaccone and Mohollen. Bowren ultimately scored the Hens third run of the inning on a passed ball. Meeker recorded three ground balls in the bottom half to secure the victory for the Blue Hens, who snapped a five-game losing streak. Delaware returns to action Wednesday afternoon for the Semifinals of the Liberty Bell Classic. First pitch from Lehigh is scheduled for 3 p.m. Head coach :  "Today was a game we truly needed as it allowed us to regain our confidence heading into another ...

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  • Big Hit Alludes Hens in Series Finale

    Posted 2018-04-03 17:15:21 by: Exec Exec

                                               (Reich Left, Sullivan Center, Hutchinson Right, UD) ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The University of Delaware baseball program dropped a 4-2 decision to the University of Michigan Sunday afternoon at the Wilpon Complex. Trailing by a run in the eighth and a pair of runs in the ninth, Delaware (13-12) placed the tying runs on a base in both innings but could not find the big hit. In the eighth, the Hens loaded the bases with one-out, but a strikeout and a fly out to center ended the Delaware threat. After Michigan added its fourth run on a homer in the eighth, the Blue Hens brought the go-ahead run to the plate three times in the ninth, but much like the previous inning, Delaware could not scratch across the tying runs. Freshman (3-1) (St Marks) pitched the first five and one-third innings for the Hens, allowing three runs. The freshman struck out three batters earning his first career loss. Centerfielder went three-for-four, while  (St Marks) reached base three times in the defeat. Delaware returns to action Tuesday afternoon for the Semifinals of the Liberty Bell Classic. First pitch from Lehigh is set for 3:00 p.m. Head coach : " Today was an old-fashioned pitchers' duel, and another great ballgame. I thought we pitched it well and were excellent defensively. We had guys come up in big spots, but we just couldn't find the big hit, stranding 11. Overall we played pretty well in two of the three games up here. Now we have to turn the page to a big five-game week for this team."  HEN SCRATCHINGS: • Delaware falls to 4-2 in Sullivan's six starts this season.• The Hens have lost a season-high three games in a row. • Sunday, Delaware hit just 1-11 (.091) with runners in scoring position and were 0-9 with two outs. • The three earned runs allowed tied ...

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