After losing in the championship game last year, the University of Delaware field hockey team came back this season wanting to prove they are still the toughest team in the Colonial Athletic Association.
The Blue Hens with a 2-1 win over Northeastern on Sunday at the Colonial Athletic Association Championship are now the champions of the conference once again.
The standouts in the game for the Blue Hens were junior forward Lotte de Koning and, junior midfielder Femke Strien.
De Koning had four shots, one shot at the goal and scored one goal.
Strien had five shots, two shots at the goal, one assist and scored one goal.
Redshirt senior goalkeeper Sydney Rhodes allowed one goal and had one saves in 60 minutes of play.
Delaware Scores Two Goals In First Period
The Blue Hens did not waste any time getting on the board as Lotte de Koning found the net at the 3:37 minute mark which gave her team a 1-0 lead. De Koning’s goal was assisted by Femke Strien.
Strien would also score a goal as well, as she found the net at the 14:38 minute mark in the first period which increased the Hens lead to 2-0.
Northeastern Scores A Goal In the Third But Delaware Hangs On To Win
Delaware’s defense was stout in the game as the team shut down Northeastern for two straight periods.
The Huskies ended their scoreless streak in the third period when Kasidy Anderson found the net around the 37-minute mark which decreased the Hens lead to 2-1. Anderson’s goal was assisted by Alli Meehan.
The Blue Hens would shut down the Huskies after that and rode their defense all the way to the 2-1 win which crowned them CAA champs.
Delaware will take on Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on November 15th at 12:00 PM ET.
Shots: UD 15 & NU 2
Saves: UD 1 & NU 4
Penalty Corners: UD 2 & NU 1
Fouls: UD 0 &NU 0
Goals: Lotte De Koning(1) & Femke Strien (1)
GK: Rhodes allowed one goal and had one saves in 60 minutes of play.