COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Wesley’s Williams, Simpson given conference honors

Wesley College linebacker Nazir Williams and punt returner Corterris Simpson were both honored by the New Jersey Athletic Conference on Sunday.

Williams was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Week while Simpson earned the award for special teams after the Wolverines’ 28-7 victory at Southern Virginia on Saturday.

Williams tallied a team-high 12 tackles, including three solo stops. He also had a forced fumble and two pass breakups as Wesley shut out the Knights over the final two quarters.

Simpson averaged 42.3 yards per punt return on four attempts, including an 80-yard fourth-quarter touchdown to seal the win. The junior currently leads the NJAC in punt return average (35.1).

Field hockey

Rutgers 2, Delaware 1: The No. 17 Scarlet Knights tallied the game’s final two goals to edge the No. 19 Blue Hens.

Senior captain Lisa Giezeman scored a goal for the second straight game after capitalizing on a penalty corner in the 12th minute. Sophomore Lotte de Koning and junior Ally Pollak assisted on the play.

Delaware (5-5) outshot Rutgers, 10-5, and also held an 8-4 advantage in penalty corners.

Women’s soccer

Charleston 1, Delaware 0: For the fifth straight game, the Blue Hens found themselves in a one-goal battle before falling short.

The Hens outshot the Cougars, 11-4, in the second half. Down to 16 healthy field players, Delaware has outshot its opposition 18-9 in the second half of the past two games.

Volleyball

UNC-Wilmington 3, Delaware 0: The Blue Hens fell, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20, to the Seahawks in a CAA match.

Junior Maria Bellinger led the way once again with 13 kills on 54 swings. Sophomore setter Courtnie Roberts and junior Baliey Pearlman each had six hammers. Roberts’ total was season best. Senior Brooke Robertson recorded five while junior Cailey Bracken and sophomore Julia Hayes heach had four.

Golf

Hen men take second: Delaware’s men finished in second place while R.J. Wren and Jack Melville posted top 10 finishes on Sunday at the (Villanova) Wildcat Fall Invitational.

Delaware, which carded rounds of 289 and 291 during the first two days of the tournament, fired a 292 on Sunday to finish in second place out of seven teams with an 872 total. Appalachian State captured the team crown with an 864 score, while the Hens finished eight shots back. Georgetown placed third at 873, while VCU was fourth at 875.

Equestrian

DSU wins twice: A victory over nationally ranked Tennessee Martin highlighted Delaware State’s sweep of two opponents on the final day of the Hornets’ season-opening Texas road swing on Saturday.

DSU defeated Fresno State 9-6 and posted a 9-7 victory over No. 10 Tennessee Martin to earn a split in four Lone Star State contests to begin the season. In the Fresno State competition, the Hornets posted a 5-2 victory in the Western rides, while the teams were tied 4-4 in the Hunt Seat contests.

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