2022 Schedule Preview: Delaware Blue Hens

(Photo Courtesy of Delaware Athletics)

The Delaware Blue Hens are the 12th DI program to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule and third in the CAA to do so. The Blue Hens are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 10-3 (7-1 CAA) and saw their season come to an end in the conference semifinals as they fell to Hofstra, 10-9.

Blue Hens’ 2022 Schedule:

DateHomeAwayNotes
1/22RichmondDelawareScrimmage
1/29MarylandDelawareScrimmage
2/5DelawareNJIT
2/12DelawareMount St. Mary’s
2/15Saint Joseph’sDelaware
2/22DukeDelaware
2/26DelawareMonmouth
3/5MichiganDelaware
3/12DelawareMarist
3/20DelawareJohn’s Hopkins
3/26VillanovaDelaware
4/2UMassDelawareCAA
4/9DelawareHofstraCAA
4/16DelawareTowsonCAA
4/23DrexelDelawareCAA
4/30FairfieldDelawareCAA

New Opponents

Duke, John’s Hopkins, Marist, Michigan, Monmouth, NJIT

Team’s Dropped

Bellarmine

Key Games

2/15 @ Saint Joseph’s: For the third consecutive season, the Blue Hens and Hawks will meet in a February CAA-NEC battle. Last season, Delaware came out on top against Saint Joseph’s, 16-13, in a contest in which the Blue Hens got off to a hot start that put them up 9-1 early in the second quarter. This year’s matchup will again be between two of the top teams in their respective conference who will be searching for conference titles after coming up short last season.

3/26 @ Villanova: The Blue Hens and Wildcats were supposed to open up against each other last season, but the contest was cancelled due to covid protocols. With the exception of last season, Delaware and Villanova have met each year since 2002. Villanova holds a 12-7 series lead and has won the past three contests. Delaware’s last victory over Villanova came in 2017, 13-10.

4/9 vs Hofstra: Delaware has their conference home-opener against the Hofstra Pride, who they met twice last season. The Blue Hens won the regular-season contests in overtime, 14-13, off a Tye Kurtz game-winner. Meeting in the conference semifinals, fourth-seed Hofstra took down top-seeded Delaware, 10-9, in a game that saw the Pride get up 6-2 early on and end things on a 3-1 run to put the game away.

4/23 @ Drexel: The only regular-season conference loss that Delaware endured last season came at the hands of eventual CAA champion Drexel. The Dragons beat the Blue Hens 12-9 in mid-April. However, in their first meeting of the season in mid-March it was Delaware who came out on top, taking down Drexel 19-12. That sole loss was the Blue Hens’ first against the Dragons since 2017.

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