March 8, 2014
The Wildcats started the game with the lead on Breen goal just over a minute after opening draw. Delaware tied the game a minute later, but Denihan took back the lead for Villanova.
The Blue Hens scored three unanswered goals to take a 4-2 lead, but the Wildcat offense came roaring back. Junior midfielder Hannah Goforth, Denihan and Breen each scored as Villanova took a 5-4 lead into halftime.
Delaware scored to tie the game seven minutes after the break before Denihan's 13th goal of the season gave the Wildcats the lead for the final time in the game. The Blue Hens scored three consecutive goals before Breen tallied a goal on a free position shot to keep Villanova within one.
After two more Blue Hen goals, junior attack Jessica Mucci scored with 2:59 left in the game as the Wildcats tried to mount a comeback. Lauren VanDaniker tallied a score for Delaware as the Wildcats dropped the game, 11-8.
Sophomore goalkeeper Jaclyn Fraum played all 60 minutes in net and recorded nine saves and one groundball.
Casey Lyons led the Blue Hens with five goals. Delaware held a 26-17 shot advantage. The teams were tied with 22 ground balls apiece.
The Wildcats travel to North Carolina next weekend with matchups at High Point on March 14 and at Davidson on March 16.