POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Marist (7-1, 3-0 MAAC) steps out of conference action as Delaware visits Tenney Stadium on Wednesday afternoon for a midweek matchup at 3 p.m. The game can be seen on The Red Fox Network via subscription as well as heard on the Marist student radio station, WMAR.
LAST TIME OUT: Marist exploded offensively for a 23-5 win against VMI Saturday afternoon in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) game at Tenney Stadium. Marist’s 23 goals are tied for the most goals scored in NCAA men’s lacrosse this season.
15 different players registered at least one point on the day and Connor Rice (Penfield, N.Y.) led the way with eight points on three goals and five assists. Aedan Herman (Stafford, Va.), wearing the symbolic 34 jersey, found the back of the net a game-high four times, while Drew Nesmith (Montclair, N.J.) picked up a hat trick with three goals. Freshman Joseph Radin (Long Beach, N.Y.) also contributed four points on two 2 goals and 2 assists. Dave Scarcello (Buffalo, N.Y.), Craig Goodermote (Holtsville, N.Y.), Brendan Price (Bay Shore, N.Y.) and Michael Linehan (Rye, N.Y.) combined for six saves in net. The Red Foxes outshot VMI 65-26 and went 23-31 in face-offs.
RECENT HISTORY VERSUS DELAWARE: These two teams have met up three times in the past decade, with all three taking place on the Blue Hens’ home turf. Marist has ended up on the losing side in all three games with the most recent result was an 8-7 setback in the 2011 season-opener.
SCOUTING THE BLUE HENS: Delaware comes into Wednesday’s tilt with a 2-8 overall record and a 0-3 mark in the CAA. The Blue Hens have played in a lot of close this season as their 10 games have been decided by an average of 2.2 goals. They are led by Nick Diachenko who has scored a team-high 20 goals and has 22 points on the season. Eric Smith leads the way with 23 points on 14 goals and nine assists. John O’Connor has grabbed a team-high 61 ground balls and is 119-209 (.569) in face-offs. Brandon Worrall is the leader on defense with 14 caused turnovers and has scooped up 30 ground balls. Chris Herbert has seen the majority of the action in goal for the Blue Hens and owns a 2-6 record with a 10.49 goals against average and a .541 save percentage.
HONORING EDDIE COOMBS: As they did last season, for the entirety of this season, the Red Foxes are honoring the memory of Eddie Coombs. Each game, a member of the team will wear his #34 jersey. The player, who will be chosen by the coaches prior to each game, must earn the honor in practice and in the previous game.