Local college roundup: Blue Hens defeat host Michigan 16-13 in men’s lacrosse

It’s not every day a team from Delaware goes into Ann Arbor, Mich. and comes out with a win.

So the Blue Hens’ men’s lacrosse team was pretty excited to register a 16-13 victory over Michigan in a non-conference matchup on Saturday afternoon.

With the contest tied 4-4, the Blue Hens (7-2) tallied six second-quarter goals to take a 10-8 lead into halftime. After the Wolverines (3-5) quickly got within a goal early in the second half, Delaware ran off four straight goals to go up 14-9.

Michigan never got closer than three the rest of the way.

The Hens led 16-11 with 10 minutes remaining before Michigan netted the contest’s final two goals.

Senior Dean DiSimone set a new career-high with six goals, including his 50th career goal. Freshman Tye Kurtz added four goals and an assist, while junior Charlie Kitchen extended his goal-scoring streak to 26 with three.

Defensively, freshman Owen Grant collected four caused turnovers and three groundballs, while junior goalie Matt DeLuca reached double-digit saves with 10.

Sophomore Joe Lenskold posted 17 faceoff wins and a career-high 16 ground balls.

WOMEN, Delaware 17, Connecticut 9: Four Blue Hens posted hat tricks while seven total players scored points in Delaware’s road win.

Sarah Bedard posted a career-high five goals and Christine Long added four goals and one assist to go along with career-bests of nine draw controls and four ground balls for the Hens (4-5).

Delaware jumped out to a quick 5-0 advantage and never looked back in the first-ever meeting between the two programs.

Baseball

James Madison 11, Delaware 2: The Dukes led only 5-2 before breaking open the CAA contest with six runs in the seventh.

JMU out-hit the Blue Hens, 15-2, as Erik Bowren had both Delaware hits.

The Hens scored twice in the top of the first. But the Dukes answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning and never trailed again.

Coppin State 12, Delaware State 11: The Eagles edged the Hornets on Saturday to even the MEAC North weekend series at 1-1.

DSU out-hit Coppin, 13-10, but fell short after rallying for two runs in the bottom of the ninth.

Milford’s Tommy Jordan (2 runs), John Weglarz (2 RBI, 2 runs), Polytech’s Miguel Rivera (2 RBI), Smyrna’s Jared Gillis (2 RBI, 1 run) and Todd Henry (2 RBI) all had two hits for the Hornets, who scored six runs in the fifth.

Cabrini 21, Wesley 9: Cabrini led only 14-8 before breaking open the AEC contest with a seven-run seventh.

The Cavaliers collected 22 hits and took advantage of 11 walks, five hit batters and three errors by the Wolverines.

Jason Boc (4-for-5, 2 RBI, 1 run) and William Foster (2-for-3, 3 RBI, 1 run) paced Wesley’s 12-hit attack while Jordan Marucci had two hits and scored four runs.

Softball

Wesley 4, Penn State-Abington 1: Dori Loukopoulos and Abbey Mayse combined to pitch a two-hitter with six strikeouts and six walks in the Wolverines’ win.

Karina Cardona drove in a pair of runs, Kelly Palmer scored twice and Bianca Newsom added two of Wesley’s nine hits.

Coppin State 3, Delaware State 2: The Eagles scored a run in the top of the seventh to pick up the MEAC victory.

The Hornets (0-1 MEAC, 3-16 overall) tied the contest at 2-2 with a pair of runs on three hits in the fourth.

Equestrian

DSU stopped in semis: The Delaware State equestrian team fell short in its bid for a berth in the United Equestrian Conference championship competition.

The second-seeded Hornets fell to No. 3 Fresno State 9-7 in the tournament semifinals on Friday.

The Bulldogs’ 5-3 advantage in the Hunter Seat competition was the difference in the contest. The teams battled to a 4-4 tie in the Western rides.

DSU’s performance was highlighted by a 3-1 victory in the Reining. Shelbe Jarrett topped all Reining riders with a score of 136.0 to earn a point for the Hornets. Angelina Watts (131.5) and Amber Van Segbrook (133) also collected Reining points for Delaware State in the contest.

Blayne Bell recorded Delaware State’s lone Horsemanship victory with a score of 149.

Sydney Wicklund was a dual winner in the Hunter Seat competition, collecting a point for the Hornets with a Fences score of 154 and a total of 109 on the Flat.

All-UEC selection Gabrielle Fournier also picked up a Fences point with a score of 157 for DSU.

Bowling

DSU stays alive in MEAC: Delaware State knocked off two opponents on Saturday to remain alive in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament.

The third-seeded Hornets will face No. 1 seed Maryland-Eastern Shore in an elimination contest today at 7:30 a.m. The winner will face No. 2 seed and defending tournament champ North Carolina A&T for the title.

Delaware State began the day with an elimination-round victory over No. 4 seed Alabama Birmingham, by taking the first two games of the Mega Match.

The Hornets ended their day with a 2-1 elimination-round victory over No. 5 Monmouth, taking the traditional team round 863-849 after a rally in the 10th frame and winning the best-of-seven round 4-1.

Alexis Neuer has the third and fifth best single-game scores among all tournament bowlers and is tops in total pinfall at 811 in traditional matches (202.8 avg.).

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