Local high school roundup: Hot start lifts Riders past Charter 3-0 in girls soccer

Caesar Rodney High scored twice in the first 10 minutes en route to a 3-0 victory over Wilmington Charter in girls’ soccer on Tuesday afternoon.

Megan Powers, Laynee Ford (1 assist) and Jessie Prillaman (1 assist) all tallied first-half goals for the Riders.

Sophomore goalie Morgan Desaulniers made eight saves for CR, which finished with advantages of 18-12 in shots and 7-1 in corner kicks.

The Riders (7-1) have won four games in a row.

Lake Forest 1, Dover 0: Julianna Tyndall’s goal in the 20th minute ended up giving the Spartans the victory.

Polytech 4, Delmarva Christian 0: Paxton McGinnity scored a pair of second-half goals as the Panthers pulled away from a 1-0 halftime lead.

Devon Ott and Emma Moorman also scored goals with Alyssa-Lynn Brown making three saves in the shutout.

Smyrna 8, Milford 0: Destiny Zapata netted three goals with Hannah Osborne adding two as the Eagles improved to 5-2.

Cassidy Cook made a pair of saves as Smyrna held advantages of 25-6 in shots and 5-2 in corner kicks.

Indian River 4, Cape Henlopen 2: Isabella Binko (1 assist) scored twice as the Indians overcame a 2-0 second-half deficit.

Anastasia Diakos (1 assist) also scored a goal for the Indians, who picked up another score on an own goal. Fabrea McCray made three saves for IR, which finished with advantages of 15-5 in shots and 5-3 in corner kicks.

Brooke Hollingsworth netted a pair of goals four minutes apart in the second half to give Cape its two-goal lead. Lucy Siranides made nine saves.

Delmar 9, Sussex Central 1: Desiree Granodos and Logan Walls netted two goals apiece in the Wildcats’ win.

Seven players scored for Delmar, which led 7-1 at halftime.

Caravel 2, Sussex Tech 1: The Buccaneers’ goal in the 78th minute broke a 1-1 tie.

Nicolette Phillips gave Sussex Tech an early 1-0 lead while Valencia Whealton made 14 saves.

Sussex Academy 7, Laurel 2: Eighth-grader Lilly Short (1 assist) tallied four straight first-half goals as the Seahawks (6-0) remained unbeaten.

Breanna Duncan made eight saves as Sussex Academy outshot the Bulldogs, 27-10.

Devonna Sheppard scored both Laurel goals with Destine’ Snead making 21 saves.


Polytech 11, Seaford 4: Winning pitcher Mitchell Barter struck out eight in four innings for the Panthers.

T.J. Mitchell (2 runs) had three of Polytech’s 11 hits with Barter and Louis Whittaker adding two hits apiece.

Seaford got two hits each from Jacob Waldridge and Christian Chandler.

Milford 4, Smyrna 2: Chad Reichold struck out nine in six innings to earn the victory for the Buccaneers.

Mitch Leighty and Caden Oplinger had two hits apiece for Milford, which scored two runs in both the third and fourth. Bryce Greenly pitched the seventh to complete the three-hitter.

Andrew Unterreiner threw a complete-game six-hitter with five strikeouts and an RBI for the Eagles.

Del. Military 6, Caesar Rodney 1: Samuel Ervin had two hits, including a sixth-inning homer to account for the Riders’ only run.

The loss snapped a six-game winning streak for CR (9-2).

Delmar 14, Indian River 0: Linden Carey pitched a five-inning one-hitter to earn the shutout.

Hunter VonArx and Chris Richardson both homered as the Wildcats finished with 13 hits.

Sussex Central 13, Laurel 3: Vonny Toppin, Robbie Hollenbeck and Blaine Hansen all went 3-for-3 to pace the Ravens.

Winning pitcher Jake Brewington (2-for-3) added four RBI while surrendering only one hit and striking out six in four innings.

Trace Hitchens and Jose Borrero had the Bulldogs’ hits.

Sussex Tech 5, Lake Forest 2: Winning pitcher Matt Warrington had 10 strikeouts with Brayden Graham adding three hits and two RBI for the Ravens.

The Spartans’ Nathan McGray had three hits.

Glasgow 12, St. Thomas More 1: John Magee had the lone hit for the Ravens in the loss.


Smyrna 19, Milford 4: Sara Miller hit for the cycle — with a single, double, triple and homer — as the Eagles finished with 18 hits in the Henlopen Conference win.

Kaelyn Press had four RBI while Lexi Moore scored four runs for Smyrna, which was leading only 6-4 before tallying seven runs in the bottom of the third.

The Buccaneers scored all four of their runs on Kalaysia Reynolds’ third-inning grand slam.

Polytech 4, Seaford 1: The Panthers used a three-run fifth in posting their fourth win in a row.

Kelsie Burawski had a triple and double for Polytech with Kaite Burawski pitching a two-hitter and adding a hit at the plate.

Jada Evans tripled and scored on a single by Ciara Chandler for the Blue Jays.

Sussex Tech 14, Lake Forest 3: The Ravens scored six runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth to break away from a 5-3 advantage.

Sierra Livingston (2-for-3) had five RBI with Corrin Farris (3-for-3) adding three for Sussex Tech. Jakayla Sample hit a homerun.

Katie Stahre had a hit and an RBI for the Spartans, who scored three in the fourth.

Delmar 10, Indian River 1: The Wildcats led only 3-1 before erupting for six runs in the fourth inning.

Autumn Boothe (3-for-4) hit a pair of homeruns and drove in four runs. Jordan Moore, Hannah Davis, and Madison Lemon all added multiple hits for Delmar, which had 11 hits in the contest.

The Indians got two hits each from Braydee Whitman and Samantha Mayfield.

Wilmington Charter 2, Caesar Rodney 0: Courtney Malin had three of the Riders’ four hits in the nonconference loss.

Sussex Central 8, Laurel 0: The Golden Knights’ Kaisey Reed pitched a five-hitter with 10 strikeouts to earn the shutout.

Nicole Patille tossed a five-hitter with 14 strikeouts for the Bulldogs.

Delmarva Christian 4, Dover 3: The Royals rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh to pull out the victory on Monday.

Gracie Fetterman and Siera Jones both doubled for Delmarva Christian.

Kaila Quick homered for the Senators with Jayla Davis and Jonice Dyer contributing a double each.


BOYS, Delaware Military 15, Milford 2: Charles Hayes and Alex Herka scored the only goals for the Buccaneers (7-1), who suffered their first loss.

Gunston Day School 15, Delmarva Christian 0: The Royals were blanked by Gunston to fall to 2-3.

GIRLS, South River, Md. 8, Cape Henlopen 6: The Vikings had an 18-game winning streak snapped with the nonconference loss.

Cape (8-1) hadn’t lost since an 11-9 setback to Queen Anne’s, Md. last April 22.

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