Hens get caught in Spiders’ web, lose third straight
Published: Monday, November 12, 2012
Updated: Monday, November 12, 2012 20:11
The Delaware football team suffered a loss Saturday against Richmond. The 23-17 defeat dropped the Hens to 5-5 on the season and 1-3 on the road.
The Hens are seeking to avoid their fourth losing season since 1988. In his weekly press conference on Monday, head coach K.C. Keeler said his team has suffered from numerous injuries and an inability to win tight contests.
“Every year I always say at the beginning of the season that your season’s going to be determined by staying healthy and winning the close games, and we’ve done neither,” Keeler said.
Keeler said the status of junior running back Andrew Pierce will to be determined as the week goes on. Pierce missed the past two games with a knee injury. Delaware hosts Villanova this weekend in the annual Battle of the Blue. Keeler said he expects the team to be motivated against the Wildcats in what will be the last game for a number of Blue Hens.
“It’s a rivalry game,” he said. “All of our unfortunate misgivings of the season aren’t forgiven by beating Villanova, but it does help. It’d be a nice way to send the seniors out.”