2020 Schedule Preview: Delaware Blue Hens

(Photo: Delaware Athletics)

The Delaware Blue Hens are the 10th DI team to release their 2020 schedule. The Blue Hens are coming off a 2019 campaign which saw them go 10-5 overall, 3-2 in the CAA, and lose to Towson in the first round of the CAA tournament. 

Schedule

Date Home Team Road Team Notes
1/25 Delaware Navy Scrimmage
2/1 Denver Delaware Scrimmage
2/8 Delaware Mount St. Mary’s
2/15 Delaware NJIT
2/18 Saint Joseph’s Delaware
2/22 Monmouth Delaware
2/29 Delaware Villanova
3/7 Marist Delaware
3/17 Delaware Johns Hopkins
3/21 Delaware Michigan
3/28 Delaware Fairfield CAA
4/4 Delaware Drexel CAA
4/11 Hofstra Delaware CAA
4/18 Towson Delaware CAA
4/25 Delaware UMass CAA

Key Games

2/8 vs Mount St. Mary’s

The Blue Hens narrowly beat the Mountaineers 11-8 last season. While the Mountaineers do lose a bit of their scoring from last season, both squads are looking to continue trending upward and become perineal contenders in their respective conferences. Delaware leads the all-time series 15-3, last losing to Mount St. Mary’s in 2016.

3/17 vs Johns Hopkins

Delaware is 0-10 all-time against the Blue Jays. That record was almost 1-9 after the Blue Hens put up a very strong fight against the Blue Jays last season, losing 12-10. This would be a statement win for Delaware and head coach Ben DeLuca if they can pull through this season. 

4/18 @ Towson

In the CAA, things usually come down to the final few weeks of the regular season. Avenging a regular season and CAA tournament loss to the Tigers would be huge for the Blue Hens and help ultimately prove that they are serious contenders in the CAA. With Towson’s loses, this could be Delaware’s year. Towson leads the all-time series 29-13.

4/25 vs UMass

Delaware closes out the season at home against the Minutemen, who they haven’t beaten since 2016. Again, this would be a huge conference win for the Blue Hens and could help them gain a spot in the postseason with how tight the CAA can be down the stretch of the season. UMass leads the all-time series 9-5.

 

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