Local roundup: 7-run fourth lifts Panthers to 11-2 win over Milford

Polytech High erupted for seven runs in the fourth inning en route to an 11-2 win over Milford in Henlopen Conference softball on Wednesday afternoon.

Kaite Burawski pitched a three-hitter with 15 strikeouts to earn the win for the Panthers. Madison Hazen and Haley Wich both had multiple hits for Polytech, which also scored four runs in the first.

Haleigh Baker, Courtney Kohel and Julia Reed accounted for the Buccaneers’ hits.

Sussex Central 2, Nandua, Va. 1: The Golden Knights (9-7) posted their third-straight win.

Conrad 16, First State Military 0: Ariana Morris had the lone hit for the Bulldogs in the loss.

Polytech 1, Cape Henlopen 0: Kaite Burawski tossed a three-hitter with 16 strikeouts to earn the shutout on Tuesday.

Polytech, which scored the game’s only run in the bottom of the second, got a pair of hits from Kylie Nagle.

Carlin Quinn had a double for the Vikings.

Girls’ lacrosse

Dover 11, Sussex Academy 10: Riley McQuaide scored the game-winner in overtime for the Senators.

Kyleigh Dill had three goals for Dover with McQuaide (3 assists), Ava Niebryzdowski and Madison Small all adding two. Regan Torbert made 10 saves as the Senators out-shot the Seahawks, 26-17.

Bella Kwan had three goals for Sussex Academy while Clara Elliott added two. Peyton Hagy made 15 saves,

Smyrna 19, Indian River 7: Julie Snow scored six goals while Emma Mayew netted five goals and a pair of assists in the Eagles’ victory.

Madison Graham added three goals for Smyrna, which led 12-4 at halftime. Katelynn Porter made 14 saves.

Drew Szlasa tallied three goals for IR, which got 12 saves from Allyson Clark, including her 100th of the season.

St. Mark’s 10, Polytech 8: The Spartans out-scored the Panthers, 9-3, in the second half to rally for the win.

Claire Fuchs and Jazmine Winfield had three goals apiece for Polytech with Mackenzie Estrada adding two.

Cape Henlopen 20, Caesar Rodney 2: Chloe Schaeffer netted six goals and four assists as the Vikings (14-0) stayed unbeaten.

Emily Monigle added four goals while Alia Marshall had three as 10 players scored for Cape, which out-shot the Riders, 30-7. Laci Dixon made three saves.

Kyleigh Comstock and Jessica Crawford scored CR’s goals with Sarah Gates stopping eight shots.

Worcester Prep, Md. 11, St. Thomas More 5: The Ravens fell behind, 7-2, at halftime before suffering the loss.

Indian River 18, Christiana 6: Alexis Webb netted five goals and three assists as the Indians (1-11) picked up their first victory of the season on Tuesday.

Kaylee Hall, Drew Szlasa (1 assist), Morgan McGee (2 assists) and Maelyn Bryan all added two goals for IR, which got goals from 10 players. Allyson Clark made three saves.

Boys’ lacrosse

Lake Forest 15, Woodbridge 6: Kaiden Fullerton netted five goals and an assist to lead the Spartans to the Henlopen South win.
Riley Sapp and Dylan Auen both scored twice for Lake with Caleb Secrist making 15 saves.

Milford 15, Indian River 8: The Buccaneers got six goals from Alex Herka (1 assist) and four from Conor Christie (2 assists) in the Henlopen South victory.

Landa Hajek and Jonathan Gaglione both added a pair of goals and three assists for Milford with Ryan Frost making nine saves.

Smyrna 22, Sussex Central 5: The Eagles picked up a Henlopen North win over the Golden Knights.

Sussex Academy 6, Delmar 3: The Seahawks downed the Wildcats in a Henlopen South matchup.


Sussex Tech 3, Cape Henlopen 2: Ethan Ward’s solo homerun in the top of the ninth inning kept the Ravens (10-0 in conference, 13-1 overall) unbeaten in the Henlopen Conference.

Sussex Tech scored its first two runs in the sixth before the Vikings answered with two runs in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into extra innings.

Starting pitcher Matt Warrington struck out 13 in seven innings for the Ravens.

Cape starter Mason Fluharty had eight strikeouts in seven innings.

Delmarva Christian 9, Salisbury Christian, Md. 0: Drew Workman threw a seven-inning one-hitter while also going 3-for-3 with a homerun for the Royals.

Riley Culver also homered for Delmarva Christian.

Boys’ volleyball

Indian River 3, St. Mark’s 0: The Indians finished the regular season at 10-0 after posting the 25-15, 25-12, 25-13 victory.

IR was paced by Michael Barnes (11 kills, 8 digs), Mitchell McGee (8 kills, 3 aces) and Alexander Canseco Castro (4 aces, 5 digs, 29 assists).

College softball

Florida A&M 9, Delaware State 4: The Hornets fell into the loser’s bracket after dropping their MEAC Tournament opener in Ormond Beach, Fla.

DelState faces North Carolina A&T in a loser’s bracket contest on today at noon. The Hornets managed just five hits, including a double by Jordan Casey for their lone extra base hit.

Five Wolverines receive awards: Wesley College’s Juli Greep was named the Atlantic East Conference Coach of the Year while four of her players were named all-conference.

In her eighth season as coach, Greep guided the Wolverines to a runner-up finish in the AEC tournament. It is the first conference Coach of the Year award of her career.

Senior outfielder Megan DiRubbio (Polytech) and junior utility player Brandi Dalious (Polytech) were named to the All-AEC first tam. Dalious recorded a .500 on-base percentage and also tied for third in the conference with six home runs.

She tallied a .378 average with 25 RBI, 20 runs scored, nine doubles and a triple.
DiRubbio led the AEC with 21 stolen bases while registering a .315 batting average with 41 hits, 20 runs scored and 10 RBI.

Senior infielder Ashley Royer and sophomore pitcher/infielder Dori Loukopoulos landed on the All-Atlantic East second team.

Glanden among Hens honored: Delaware senior catcher Anna Steinmetz and freshman centerfielder Hanna Garber each earned second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association softball honors.

Garber and freshman first baseman Brooke Glanden (Lake Forest) were also named to the CAA All-Rookie team.

Steinmetz becomes the first player in UD softball history to earn all-conference honors during all four years. She led the Hens with a .329 batting average and eight home runs this year, while tying for the team lead with 47 hits.

Garber led the team and ranked second in the conference with 27 steals. She also is tied for the CAA lead with four triples, and posted team-highs of 51 hits and 33 runs scored.

Glanden started all but one game as UD’s first baseman, leading the squad with 30 RBI and tying Garber for the CAA lead with four triples. She ranked second on the Blue Hens with 11 doubles and seven home runs, tied for second with 47 hits, and tied for third with 26 runs scored.

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