This Week in Blue Hens Athletics History

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University of Delaware Athletics takes a weekly look back at some of the more memorable dates in Blue Hen history.

Compiled by Zach Lopes, UD Student Intern

FIELD HOCKEY: Delaware Downs Virginia 4-0 Behind Manley's Hat Trick

October 4, 1986

NEWARK, Del.  -- Beth Manley scored her third career hat trick and Ange Bradley posted her second straight shutout as the 12th-ranked Blue Hens field hockey squad defeated 15th-ranked University of Virginia 4-0 at Delaware Field. 

The win was Delaware’s second straight victory over a Top 20 opponent following a 1-0 win over 14th-ranked University of Maryland just two days prior. 

Manley scored a goal late in the first half and followed with two more goals in the final period to achieve her third career hat trick. 

The senior forward raised her career total to 30 goals to move into sixth place on Delaware’s all-time scoring list, surpassing Debbie White (1977-80).

The Hens, who outshot Virginia 31-19, received a five-save effort from Bradley who collected her fifth shutout of the season and 12th of her career.