Local roundup: Binko’s second-half goals carry Indian River by Polytech 3-1 in girls soccer

Isabella Binko netted a pair of second-half goals to lift Indian River High to a 3-1 victory over Polytech in girls’ soccer on Tuesday evening.

The Panthers’ Sarah Fox knotted the score at 1-1 on a goal in the 20th minute. Goalie Alyssa-Lynn Brown made six saves for Polytech as both squads took nine shots.

The Panthers held an 8-5 edge in corner kicks.

Grace Engel scored in the first 15 minutes for IR. Binko’s goals came in the 56th and 65th minutes.

Smyrna 4, Delmar 1: Hannah Osborne tallied the Eagles’ last two goals to put away the win.

Destiny Zapata (1 assist) and Kelly Barr also scored for Smyrna, which held advantages of 18-5 in shots and 6-3 in corner kicks.

Morgan Bradford scored for the Wildcats.

Sussex Tech 3, Lake Forest 1: Lilly Short tallied two first-half goals and assisted on the other to pace the Ravens.

Nicollete Phillips also scored with Valencia Whealton making three saves for Sussex Tech. The Ravens finished with advantages of 11-6 in shots and 8-2 in corner kicks.

Hayden Parker scored for the Spartans while Jessica Tyndall stopped seven shots.

Sussex Academy 5, Sussex Central 1: Aliyah Patel tallied the Seahawks’ first two goals in their victory.

Angeliki Rigakos (1 assist), Delaney Smith and Zoe Probert also scored for Sussex Academy. Emma Westbrook made four saves as the Seahawks held advantages of 17-6 in shots and 5-1 in corner kicks.

Kimberly Briceno-Tovar scored a first-half goal for Central, which got 10 saves from Nigeria Edwards.

Caesar Rodney 9, Woodbridge 0: Jessie Prillaman and Macy Ramsey both collected four goals and an assist to lead the Riders to the season-opening win.

Gabrielle Davis added a goal and assist for the Riders, who scored all nine goals in the first half. CR netted advantages of 20-2 in shots and 3-0 in corner kicks.

Woodbridge’s Anjolie Suberro made eight saves.

Cape Henlopen 8, Laurel 0: Brooke Hollingsworth scored three goals with Lindsey Swontek adding two in the Vikings’ victory.

Cape finished with advantages of 14-0 in shots and 8-2 in corner kicks.


BOYS, Dover 8, Indian River 6: The Senators took a 5-2 halftime lead before earning their second two-goal win of the season.

Thomas Gill (1 assist) netted three goals while Demetrius Cave-Martin (2 assist) and Benjamin Niebrzydowski added two apiece. Anthony Tunnell made nine saves.

Thomas Harris tallied three goals for IR while Dylan White scored twice.

Delmarva Christian 11, Salisbury School, Md. 4: The Royals picked up a win in their season opener.

M.O.T. Charter 4, First State Military 2: M.O.T. netted a pair of goals in each half to post the victory.

GIRLS, Dover 14, Appoquinimink 11: The Senators out-scored the Jaguars, 9-7, in the second half in improving to 3-0.

Kyleigh Dill (4 goals, 1 assist), Riley McQuaide (3 g, 3 a), Superia Clark (2 g) and Ava Niebrzydowski (2 g) all scored multiple goals for Dover. McQuaide, a junior, tallied the 100th goal of her career.

Regan Torbert made 19 saves for Dover, which out-shot Appo, 30-20.

St. Thomas More 17, Christiana 3: Jessica Simmons collected four goals and four assists in the Ravens’ season-opening win.

Lilian Fannin (1 assist), Kylie Forrest and Kayla Cornejo all added three goals as St. Thomas More out-shot the Vikings, 31-4.


Milford 4, Caesar Rodney 2: The Buccaneers scored twice in the top of the fifth inning to snap a 2-2 tie in their Henlopen Conference win.

Milford pitchers Chad Reichhold and Brock Hilligoss combined to allow only three hits while striking out nine. Aydin Zimmerman had three of the Bucs’ six hits with three RBI with Mason Morris scoring twice.

Mason Brewer, who had an RBI, and Avon Jones, who doubled, both scored for the Riders.

Delmar 10, Smyrna 4: Matt Rodriguez and Andrew Calloway combined to pitch a five-hitter for the Wildcats (2-0).

Delmar led only 2-0 before scoring five runs in the bottom of the fourth.

Andrew Whitlock tripled for the Eagles as both teams finished with five hits.

Cape Henlopen 12, Laurel 0: Sean Clendaniel and Parker Brown combined on a three-hitter with 12 strikeouts to earn the shutout.

Jackson Ostroski (3-for-4), Mason Fluharty (2-run triple) and Luke Johnson (2 RBI, 2 runs) paced Cape’s 10-hit attack.

Vance Joseph had two of the Bulldogs’ three hits.

Sussex Tech 17, Sussex Central 1: The Ravens broke the game open with 10 runs in the sixth,

Matt Warrington struck out 13 in five innings while also going 3-for-3 with a triple and four RBI. Conor Ellingsworth (2 hits, 3 RBI) and Robert Locklear (3 RBI) also paced Tech’s 17-hit attack.

Javon Toppin had two hits for the Golden Knights.

Woodbridge 15, Seaford 11: The Raiders scored nine runs in their last two at-bats to rally from a two-run deficit.

Hunter Clater and Kolby Rust drove in three runs apiece for Woodbridge,

Caden Dickerson had two hits, three RBI and three runs for the Blue Jays, who scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh.

Sussex Academy 19, M.O.T. Charter 7: Trailing 6-2, the Seahawks erupted for 11 runs in the sixth to break the game open.

Jack Donahue, who had a bases-loaded double in the outburst, Mitch Ewing, Wes McLaughlin and Ty Hudson all has two hits.


Milford 15, Caesar Rodney 8: The Buccaneers were trailing 4-3 before erupting for nine runs in the seventh.

Milford out-hit the Riders, 13-10, and capped off the victory with a three-run seventh. Macey Myers and Morgan Petty both tripled.

Smyrna 13, Delmar 0: Payton Dixon tossed a two-hitter as the Eagles opened the season with a shutout.

Abby Mace, Julia Thuer and Laiken Zay all homered for Smyrna, which finished with 14 hits. The Eagles capped off the win with a seven-run seventh.

Dover 4, Lake Forest 0: Lex Dowdy threw a three-hitter to earn the shutout for the Senators.

Kaila Quick went 3-for-3 for Dover, which led 3-0 after the third.

Jalyne Bailey had two hits for Lake Forest.

Laurel 6, Cape Henlopen 0: Rachel Calloway pitched a two-hit shutout and also went 2-for-3 to spark the Bulldogs.

Couri Smith also had a pair of hits for Laurel, which scored four runs in the third to open up its 6-0 lead.

Ryleigh Elliott had both Cape hits.

Seaford 3, Woodbridge 2: Jada Evans tossed a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts and only two walks for the Blue Jays.

Evans also had two hits, with a homer and scored all three Seaford runs.

Amiah Tucker had five strikeouts for the Raiders.

Delmarva Christian 13, Salisbury School, Md. 1: The Royals took control with a 10-run first inning, finishing with 11 hits.

College baseball

Delaware 12, Lehigh 11: The Blue Hens pulled out the win in the first round of the Liberty Bell Classic.

Sophomore Zach Lesher went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and the game-winning RBI. Senior Vinny Vaccone and sophomore Zack Miller each had two hits with Vaccone scoring two runs and Miller driving in two.

Freshman Joseph Carpenter extended his streak of reaching base safely to 15 games, along with driving in a team-high three runs.

Delaware blew an 11-4 lead but won it in the eighth when Vaccone tripled and Lesher singled him home.

College softball

Sea Gulls sweep Wesley: No. 25 Salisbury posted wins over Wesley by scores of 14-5 and 11-4.

Miranda Kinney, Ashley Royer and Bianca Newsom all went 2-for-3 in the opener for the Wolverines (11-11).

Alexis Howerin (Caesar Rodney) hit her first career home run — a two-run shot — in the nightcap. Howerin, Brandi Dalious (Polytech), Brooke Retkowski and Gabriella Monzo each collected two hits.

Wesley’s Anderson honored again: Wesley College freshman Jessica Anderson was tabbed as the Atlantic East Conference Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season.

The Smyrna High grad won two games in three starts last week, including picking up her first collegiate shutout in a 3-0 victory over Penn St.-Abington. She had nine strikeouts and faced only three batters over the minimum in the two-hitter.

Anderson totaled 18 strikeouts with a 2.07 earned-run average in four appearances and has held opponents to a batting average of .181 for the week. She leads the Atlantic East in strikeouts (60), ranks second in wins (5) and third in ERA (1.87).

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