College Roundup: Delaware field hockey team shuts out Penn State

No. 16 Delaware tallied the final three goals of the contest to knock off ninth-ranked Penn State, 3-1, in field hockey at Rullo Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Blue Hens are now 4-0 to start the season for the first time since going 8-0 to kick off the 2015 campaign.

“The fight plan is working and our adaptability and discipline today was phenomenal,” said Head Coach Rolf van de Kerkhof

The Nittany Lions (0-3) held a 1-0 advantage for the majority of the first half before Delaware junior Lotte de Koning notched her first goal of the season with less than two minutes remaining in the second quarter. De Koning executed off a perfect penalty corner with an insert coming from sophomore Grace Hoepfner and stop from senior Ally Pollak.

The Hens took a 2-1 lead off another penalty corner in the 36th minute. Junior Femke Strien registered her team-leading fifth goal of the year while classmate Emily Kresho and sophomore Bo van Hunnik logged assists.

Pollak gave Delaware an insurance goal in the 53rd minute by coming up with the ball in a scrum and pushing it in at the goal line.

The Hens are 7-15-2 all-time against Penn State but have won two of the last three contests vs. the Nittany Lions.

Roanoke 3, Wesley 1: The Maroons scored twice in the fourth quarter to snap a 1-1 tie and hand the Wolverines (2-1) their first loss.

Kaila Hindt (Smyrna) tied the game for Wesley with a third-quarter goal. Lauren Berry made 11 saves for the Wolverines, who finished with advantages of 23-18 in shots and 8-6 in corners.

Hindt took six of Wesley’s 12 shots on goal.

Women’s soccer

East Tennessee State 5, Delaware State 2: The Hornets couldn’t hang on to an early 1-0 lead in the home loss on Sunday.

Geligne Franklin’s first goal of the season, in the 10th minute, gave DSU a 1-0 advantage.

The Hornets later closed within 3-2 on a goal from Alyssa Coustenis but couldn’t get any closer. Mary O’Connor assisted on both goals.

Football

Wesley’s Peele honored: Wesley College senior receiver Ruhann Peele was named the Offensive Player of the Week by the New Jersey Athletic Conference on Sunday.

Peele had 12 catches for 133 yards and three touchdowns in the Wolverines’ season-opening 69-0 victory at Franklin Pierce on Saturday. His scoring receptions covered 23, five and 35 yards.

Wesley returns to action on Saturday with a 1 p.m. game at Delaware Valley.

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