Local college roundup: Hens post 15-13 road win over Drexel in CAA men’s lacrosse

Delaware got multi-goal games from five different players in posting a 15-13 victory over Drexel in CAA men’s lacrosse on Saturday afternoon.

The Blue Hens picked up their fifth road win of the season, the most for the program since 2010. With a 9-2 overall record, Delaware is also off to its best start since 2006.

Senior captain Joe Eisele netted a career-best five goals and one assist, while junior Charlie Kitchen added three goals and a career-high tying four assists. Kitchen has now scored in 28 straight games, which is the second-longest streak in the country and third-longest in school history.

Defensively, Matt DeLuca had 12 saves in the victory. He moved into ninth-place all-time in program history and now sits at 447 in his junior season.

The Hens led from start to finish after taking an early 3-0 lead. But Drexel made it a 12-10 game early in the fourth quarter.

Eisele and Tye Kurtz, though, took feeds from Kitchen and buried goals to help seal the victory.

Wesley 11, Immaculata 7: The Wolverines earned their first Atlantic East Conference win.

Leo Kelly paced Wesley with a career-high four goals while Zach Farnell and Adam Tewey each recorded a hat trick.

Defensively, Dylan Sicca stopped 17 shots for his sixth double-digit save performance of the season. Nick Bruhn scooped up a game-best eight ground balls.

Ben Mitzel caused a game-high five turnovers.

Tewey tied the game at 7-7 with six minutes left in the third quarter. Two minutes later, Tewey netted the go-ahead goal and Wesley didn’t look back.

WOMEN, Immaculata 18, Wesley 9: Paige Brehm notched five goals, four of which came in the first half, to become the sixth member of Wesley’s 100-career goals club in the loss.

Brehm also recorded six draw controls, three ground balls and a caused turnover for the Wolverines (0-2 SEC, 5-5 overall).

Kassie Dieter added a pair of goals and an assist with two draw controls. Maria Rowland stopped 12 shots and caused a pair of turnovers in the loss.

Baseball

Hornets rally for split: Delaware State had season-highs in runs and hits in a 16-6 victory over Norfolk State to earn a MEAC doubleheader split. The Spartans won the opener 7-3.

In the nightcap, Polytech High grads Cole Garey and Miguel Rivera drove in three runs each, while Tommy Jordan (Milford) and John Weglarz each had four hits to lead the Hornets’ 20-hit attack.

Freshman Austin Warrington (1-4) threw 4.1 scoreless innings in relief, allowing just two hits while striking out five to earn the win.

In the opener, Norfolk State trailed 1-0 before scoring four unearned runs off Hornet starter Garrett Lawson (Dover) in the fifth to take the lead for good. Delaware State committed six errors in the loss.

Garey and Weglarz had two hits each in the opener. Weglarz was six-for-10 in the doubleheader to raise his season average to .292. Garey is batting .300,

Delaware 3, William & Mary 2: The Blue Hens scored all three of their runs in the seventh and then held off the Tribe for the CAA victory.

Vinny Vaccone had an RBI single before Zack Miller followed with a two-run double for Delaware.

Winning pitcher Chris Ludman scattered eight hits over 8.1 winnings as William & Mary scored single runs in both the eighth and ninth.

Wesley swept by Macs: Wesley College dropped a pair of AEC games to Immaculata, 7-5 and 9-7, on Saturday.

John Joines went 4-for-6 with two runs scored and an RBI in the doubleheader for the Wolverines (0-8 AEC, 2-19-1 overall). Jordan Marucci, William Foster, William Musser, Jason Boc, Alexander Weber and Cory Joines all collected two hits in the nightcap. Winston Allen got the final two outs to earn a save.

Softball

Hens earn split: Delaware dropped the opener, 6-0, before responding with an emphatic 11-6 victory in the nightcap as the Blue Hens split a CAA doubleheader with Towson.

Trailing 1-0 in the nightcap, Delaware (16-19, 3-5 CAA) scored the game’s next nine runs. Julia Solderitch singled home Karolina Flores in the bottom of the second, before the Hens scored six runs on just one hit the following frame.

Hanna Garber then doubled home Flores and Solderitch in the bottom of the fifth, increasing Delaware’s advantage to 9-2.

Garber, Reyna de Jesus and Solderitch each posted two hits, while Flores scored three times. Katie Stahre (Lake Forest) earned her third win of the year after allowing six runs in 6.2 innings.

Hornets blanked by Morgan State: Delaware State managed just nine singles over 14 innings in a pair of 4-0 MEAC losses to Morgan State.

Jasmine Melgoza, Jade King, Brianna Baker and Tiffany Diao had the Hornets’ hits in the opener. Melgoza had two of DSU’s five hits in the nightcap to go 3-for-6 in the doubleheader.

Jaelyn Baker, Cariissa Thorne and Sia Hornbuckle had the other hits for DSU (3-5 MEAC, 6-22 overall).

Wesley drops two: Wesley College lost to Cabrini, 6-2 and 16-6, in an AEC doubleheader.

The Wolverines are now 1-3 in conference, 12-16 overall.

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