Blue sweeps White in All-Star lacrosse games

DOVER — Delaney Steele wasn’t 100 percent sure if she would be able to play in what would have been her final high school lacrosse game.

But she woke up on Tuesday morning and felt much better. So the recent Caesar Rodney High graduate decided to give it a go.

And Steele led the White team with three goals in the Blue-White senior girls’ lacrosse all-star game on Tuesday night hosted by Wesley College.

“My lip is definitely busted,” Steele said after the game. “It was iffy. I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it. My dad asked if I could maybe help him coach, but no, I was planning on playing.”

The Blue team swept both games with Wilmington Charter’s Caroline Grasso scoring the winner in the final minute of the girls’ game for a 12-11 result. The Blue also knocked off the White in the later contest with a 20-15 final in the boys’ contest.

Ben Moore, out of Lake Forest High, highlighted the game for the Kent County contingent, scoring a pair of goals included a highlight-reel one in the first half.

Moore brought the crowd to its feet when he collected a loose ball, deked one defender, ran under the leaping arms of another, ducked his way under a double-team before making one more defender miss and finishing into the net.

“It’s a great experience I was thankful I got nominated for it,” Moore said. “On that goal, I just ran full speed, dipper my head and just shot. That’s what I’ve done all season.”

And Moore will be right back on this turf at Wesley’s football/lacrosse field named after current coach Mike Drass. The two-sport standout will be playing football for the Wolverines.

“It’s good to get a touch of the turf before the season,” Moore said. “I’m excited to play on such a great field with coach Drass and such a great program. I can’t wait.”

Also scoring for the White team were two Caesar Rodney representatives, Pat Masko and Brinen Lefevre. Connor Ashoka-Garrett, from Dover High, also netted once.

Sussex Tech’s Jason Whaley recorded a hat-trick, including one where he scored by flinging his shot from behind his back.

In the girls’ game, Madeline Price of Smyrna, who played for the Blue team scored three goals. Her Smyrna teammate Kaila Hindt also had a goal while Indian River’s Emiley Shuey tallied once.

“It’s kind of sad that it’s all over,” Steele said. “But it’s a good feeling knowing that even though we’re all on different teams, we could all come together. We loved playing with each other and it was a great experience.”

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