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Delaware Women’s Lacrosse Drops CAA Opener to Towson University, 14-9

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NEWARK, DE – Sophomore Allison Hahn tallied four points on three goals
and one assist but it wasn't enough as Towson University outscored the
University of Delaware women's lacrosse team in the second half en route
to a 14-9 win Sunday afternoon at Delaware Stadium.

The game marked the Colonial Athletic Association lid-lifter for both
squads.

"Towson is a good team," said Delaware head coach Kateri Linville. "They
wanted to win and it showed. They out-hustled us, which ended up leading
to the final score."

Hahn, who is second on the team with 28 points this season, collected
her third hat trick of the season in the setback to the Tigers.  Junior
Chelsea Fay also scored multiple goals for Delaware with two while
Caitlin McCartney, Shannon Burns, Abbie Hartman, and McKenzie Rafferty
each added one.

Rhiannon Coogle led Towson with a career-high six goals while Jackie
LaMonica, Laura Zinkand, and Kelly Murkey each posted two scores.

With the game tied at 6-6 at halftime, Towson came out with a spark and
outscored Delaware 8-3 over the final 30 minutes to move on to the
victory.  The Tigers scored the first four goals of the stanza,
including three by Coogle, to take the lead for good.

Delaware came out strong in the first half, netting four of the first
five goals and going up 5-2 after a score by Hartman with 16:33
remaining. But Towson answered with three straight goals to tie the
score at 5-5. Hahn scored with 1:38 left in the half to give Delaware
the advantage, but Zinkard tallied just 13 seconds before halftime to
knot the contest at 6-6 at intermission.

"I think, defensively, we were undisciplined and we were playing to win,
but we weren't sticking to our game plan," Linville commented. "We have
to compete with a purpose."

The Tigers also held advantages in groundballs (12-8), draw controls
(14-10) and clears.

Shannon Burns led Delaware with three groundballs and two caused turnovers.

Sophomore Alex Zaugra took the loss for the Blue Hens to fall to 6-3 on
the year despite making five saves in 43 minutes of action. Junior Tori
Zorovich came in relief and had four saves and two goals allowed.

Towson's Kelsea Donnelly picked up the win in goal as she posted five
saves.

Delaware had a three-game win streak snapped and fell to 6-4 overall
(0-1 CAA) while Towson improved to 2-7 (1-0 CAA) as the Tigers ended a
five-game losing streak.

Delaware continues conference play next weekend as the Blue Hens travel
to Virginia for matches against James Madison (April 5) and George Mason
(April 7).

AGATE:

Towson….….6……8……14
Delaware…...6……3…….9

Scoring Summary (Goals-Assists):
Towson – Rhiannon Coogle (6-0); Jackie LaMonica (2-0); Laura Zinkand
(2-0); Kelly Murkey (2-0); Ashley Rohrback (1-1); Olivia Turner (1-0);
Paige Duncan (0-2); Breanna Hamm (0-1).
Delaware – Allison Hahn (3-1); Chelsea Fay (2-0); Shannon Burns (1-0);
McKenzie Rafferty (1-0); Caitlin McCartney (1-0); Abbie Hartman (1-0).

Shots: T – 26, D – 17; Saves: T – 5 (Kelsea Donnelly, 60:00, 9 GA, 5
saves, W), D – 9 (Alex Zaugra, 46:30, 12 GA, 5 saves, L; Tori Zorovich,
13:30, 2 GA, 4 saves); Groundballs: T – 12, D – 8; Draw Controls: T –
14, D – 10; Turnovers: T – 10, D – 11; Clears: T – 8 for 10, D – 7 for
13; Free Position Goals: T – 3 for 4, D – 4 for 7; Attendance: 300

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