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Delaware Starts Fast, Finishes Strong to Stun #1 Rutgers

NCAA Football: Maryland at Rutgers Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

A 7-2 halftime lead was too much to overcome as the Delaware Blue Hens knocked off #1 Rutgers 13-9 on Saturday. The loss was the Scarlet Knights first on the season.

The Scarlet Knights were able to rally a bit in the third quarter when they out scored Delaware 5-2, but poor shooting and a subpar performance in net would spell doom for the Scarlet Knights.

The Scarlert Knights would make it 9-8 with 14 minutes left in the fourth quarter, but Delaware rattled off the next four goals to distance themselves from the Scarlet Knights

Rutgers finished only 1-6 on the power play on the day, they faced off at a 42% clip, and got only five saves from goalie Max Edelmann.

Delaware was led by goalie Matt Deluca who finished with an outstanding 19 saves on the day. New Jersey native Charlie Kitchen finished with a goal and assist as well for the Blue Hens.

Kieran Mullins finished with 6 points on the day, putting him at a team leading 35 points on the season. Jules Heningburg added in three points of his own and Jeff George, Casey Rose, and Josh Jordan also finished with goals on the day.

The Scarlet Knights enter the meat of their schedule Friday night when they take on Johns Hopkins to kick off Big Ten play.