Local roundup: Archmere defeats host Senators 15-3 in girls lacrosse

The Senators’ Nicole Rainford puts pressure on Archmere’s Lindsey Nolen in the first half at Dover. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Archmere tallied 11 first-half goals before downing Dover High, 15-3, in girls’ lacrosse on Saturday.

Superia Clark, Kyleigh Dill and Riley McQuiade scored goals in the second half for the Senators (4-5) with Regan Torbert making three saves.

Archmere (9-1) finished with a 22-7 edge in shots.

Dover goalie Regan Torbert attempts to stop an Archmere score in the first half at Dover.

Sanford 18, Sussex Tech 9: Nataleigh Hunter netted four goals to pace the Ravens in the loss.

Kiley Persolio scored two goals with Jade Powell adding a goal and six draw controls.

BOYS, Cape Henlopen 16, Archmere 7: The Vikings out-scored the Auks, 10-3, in the second half to put away the non-conference win.
Henry D’Ambrogi (1 assist) netted four goals for Cape (9-2) with Gabriel Best (1 assist) and Greg Boyce both adding three. Jack Dennis
scored twice for the Vikings while Baxter Travers made 10 saves.

Middletown 14, Dover 9: The Senators dropped to 6-4 with their second straight loss.


Caesar Rodney 10, Lake Forest 6: The Riders overcame an early 6-0 deficit by scoring the final 10 runs of the Henlopen Conference contest.

Chris Friend went 4-for-4 with three doubles and a grand slam that sparked a six-run fourth inning. CR finished with 14 hits, including three from Ryan Rigby and two from Wilfredo Mendez.

Reliever Andrew Rigby pitched fur shutout innings to earn the win.

Nathan McGray had three of Lake Forest’s seven hits, including a double.

St. Mark’s 8, Smyrna 7: The Eagles rallied from a 5-0 deficit only to fall short.

Smyrna tied the game with five runs in the third but the Spartans answered with three runs in the fourth. The Eagles could only come back with a pair of runs in the sixth.

Mason Wilson hit a three-run homer for Smyrna with Logan Strauss adding three hits.


Caesar Rodney 15, Lake Forest 1: The Riders used a 10-run second inning to break open the Henlopen Conference game.

Winning pitcher Gracie Tuxward threw a three-hitter for CR (6-6), which had 14 hits in the game.

Delmar 10, Newark Charter 0: Ashlyn Tapman pitched a four-hitter to earn the shutout as the Wildcats (9-3) won their ninth game in a row.

Josie Hollamon, Jordan Moore and Madison Lemon all contributed two hits to Delmar’s total of 12 hits.

College baseball

Hornets split with Norfolk: Garrett Lawson (Dover) tossed a three-hit shutout, while Jared Gillis (Smyrna) had five hits to lead Delaware State to a 14-0 victory over Norfolk State in game one of a MEAC North doubleheader. The Spartans came back to win the nightcap, 4-2.

In the opener, Lawson (7-3) scattered three singles and struck out seven without allowing a walk. The shutout was his second this year.

Gillis was 5-for-5 with four RBI to set a career high for hits in a game. Rich Rountree’s grand slam, the first homer of his collegiate career, highlighted the Hornets’ six-run sixth.

Wesley makes tourney: Wesley beat Marywood, 10-2, in the second game of a doubleheader to earn a berth in the Atlantic East Conference Tournament. The Pacers won the opener, 3-2.

Jason Boc had three hits and five RBI in the nightcap while Cory Joines, Jordan Marucci and John Joines all registered two hits.

As the sixth seed, Wesley will travel to compete in Pod A of the AEC tourney starting on Friday.

College lacrosse

MEN, Marymount 17, Wesley 5: The sixth-seeded Wolverines trailed just 3-2 at halftime before falling in the first round of the Atlantic East Conference Tournament.

Adam Tewey scored twice for Wesley (3-12), which led 2-1 in the second quarter. Leo Kelly, Kyle Mackall-Lloyd and Cody Lloyd added the Wolverines’ other goals with Dylan Sicca making 16 saves.

Hens to face Towson: Delaware (3-2 CAA, 10-4 overall) is seeded third and will face No. 2 Towson (4-1 CAA, 9-4 overall) in the CAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament semifinals on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

The four-team tourney is being played at top-seeded Massachusetts, which hosts No. 4 Drexel in the other semifinal. The CAA title game is slated for Saturday at 1 p.m.

WOMEN, Towson 17, Delaware 14: Mia DeRuggiero set a Delaware Stadium record with 11 points in the Blue Hens’ season-ending loss.

DeRuggiero collected seven assists and four goals for her second 10-plus point performance of the season. Her 11 points are also the most for a Blue Hen since All-American Karen Emas registered 13 points against James Madison in 1986. ‘

DeRuggiero finished the year with a school-record 53 assists and is second in program history with 97 career assists in just three seasons.

Mercer 23, Delaware State 2: The Hornets dropped to 1-11 with the road loss.

College softball

Wesley takes two in tourney: Fifth-seeded Wesley knocked off No. 2 Immaculata, 5-4, and No. 3 Cabrini, 16-1, on the first day of the Atlantic East Tournament.

The wins put the Wolverines (18-20) in the Pod B finals where it will play host Immaculata at 10 a.m. If Wesley loses, a second will follow. The winner advances to next weekend’s best-of-three conference finals.

Gabriella Monzo and Amanda Curry both hit their first collegiate home runs in the seventh inning of the opener.

Wesley pounded out 13 hits and five home runs in the nightcap.

Jessica Anderson (Smyrna) allowed only two hits and a run with six strikeouts to earn her seventh win. Brandi Dalious (Polytech) and Miranda Kinney drove in three runs apiece in the win.

Hornets sweep UMES: Brianna Baker threw 12 shutout innings over two games to lead Delaware State to a 3-0, 8-0 sweep of Maryland-Eastern Shore in a MEAC North doubleheader.

Baker, the Hornets’ starter in each game, allowed seven hits and struck out three. She scattered just three hits in the complete-game shutout win in the opener.

Third baseman Jade King tallied four hits and four RBI in six at-bats in the two games. Jaelyn Baker was 3-for-6 with two RBI.

Hens take split: Delaware junior Sarah Piening fired a shutout in the nightcap as the Blue Hens edged Charleston, 1-0, in the second game of a CAA twinbill. The Cougars won the opener, 5-2.

Piening scattered seven singles to earn her 12th win of the year for Delaware (20-26, 6-11 CAA).

College golf

Wesley finishes fifth: Wesley College placed fifth in the first-ever Atlantic East Conference Championships. Cody Simet finished in a three-way tie for 11th place after shooting an 89.

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