Local high school roundup: Senators nip Lake in boys lacrosse opener

Dover’s Demetrius Cave-Martin runs toward the goal in the second quarter against Lake Forest during Saturday’s game. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Thomas Gill and Demetrius Cave-Martin netted three goals apiece as Dover High edged Lake Forest, 11-9, in boys’ lacrosse on Saturday afternoon.

It was the season opener for both squads.

The Senators are coming off a 10-6 season in which they made the program’s fourth-straight DIAA state tournament appearance.

Derrick Madison and Matthew Moody each scored twice while Julian Dixon had one goal on Saturday. Goalie Anthony Tunnell made nine saves for Dover, which got four assists each from both Benjamin Niebrzydowski and Gill.

Lake Forest’s Kade Collins is congratulated by teammate Brandon Tice after his first quarter goal against Dover.

For Lake Forest, Cade Collins (1 assist) and Brandon Tice both had three goals with Dylan Auen adding two goals and an assist. Caleb Secrist stopped seven shots for the Spartans.

St. Mark’s 7, Sussex Central 6: The Spartans out-scored the Golden Knights, 3-1, in the fourth quarter to rally for the win.

Derrek Leigh (1 assist) and Devin Cave-Pearsall both scored twice for Central, which was out-shot, 19-18.

Smyrna 11, Concord 2: In a game played Friday, the Eagles got three goals apiece from Hunter McGuire and Ashton Pelton as they opened their season with a win.

Seven players scored goals for Smyrna, which got nine saves from Matthew Miller.

Sussex Academy 9, Hodgson 6: The Seahawks jumped out to a 3-0 first-quarter lead and then made the advantage stand up in the opening win on Friday.

Grant Thomas (1 assist) netted three goals and Chase Monigle (1 assist) added two for Sussex Academy, which got goals from six players. Lex Johnson made seven saves.

Girls’ soccer

Polytech 4, M.O.T. Charter 0: Paxton McGinnity netted all four goals, with two in each half, in the Panthers’ season-opening win.

Alyssa-Lynn Brown made four saves to record the shutout for Polytech, which finished with advantages of 13-4 in shots and 8-5 in corner kicks.

Sussex Academy 7, Hodgson 1: The Seahawks shook off an early 1-0 deficit to post the win on Friday.

Katherine Portillo and Emma Veirs both scored twice for Sussex Academy with Angeliki Rigakos (3 assists), Delaney Smith (3 assists) and Zoe Probert adding the others.

Brandywine 4, Woodbridge 1: Janae Craft’s first-half goal tied the game for the Raiders but the Bulldogs netted three second-half goals to pull away.

Woodbridge’s Katie Adams made 12 saves as Brandywine held advantages of 16-4 in shots and 6-2 in corner kicks.


Delmarva Christian 15, Parkside, Md. 11: Trailing 9-3, the Royals scored seven runs in the fifth and five more in the sixth to pull out the victory.

Delmarva Christian finished with 18 hits, getting multiple hits from Brandon Schlabach, Chase Hesson, Michael Briggs, Hunter DiFava and Riley Culver.

Newark Charter 16, First State Military 1: The Patriots scored eight runs in both the third and fourth innings to overcome an early 1-0 deficit.

Anthony Gaston and Christopher Shea had hits for the Bulldogs.


Fleetwood falls in NCAAs: Smyrna High grad Brent Fleetwood missed the All-America medal round by one match in the NCAA Division I wrestling championships.

A senior 125-pounder for North Dakota State, Fleetwood lost a hard-fought 5-3 sudden victory-1 decision to Oregon State’s No. 4-ranked Ronnie Bresser. Bresser scored on a takedown, Fleetwood on an escape in the first period.

Seeded No. 10 in the weight class, Fleetwood held the top position for a majority of the second period and built 1:26 riding time before gained an escape. Fleetwood escaped 10 seconds into the third and picked up a point for riding time.

However, Bresser came up with a takedown in extra time to end the bout. Fleetwood ends the season with a record of 27-6 and was 4-6 in three trips to the NCAAs, including 3-2 this year.

Special Olympics

Basketball tourney on tap: Special Olympics Delaware’s annual Basketball State Tournament will be held on March 30 at the Carpenter Center in Newark.

Thirty-five teams from across the state will compete in games throughout the day. As they have for more than 25 years, high school referees from IAABO Board 11 volunteer to officiate all games. The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.sode.org.

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