Local roundup: Blue Hen men’s lacrosse team tops Hofstra, improves to 10-2

The University of Delaware men’s lacrosse team earned a 13-7 win over Hofstra on Saturday afternoon to improve to 10-2 on the year. It’s the best start since 1999 for Delaware.

The Blue Hens also remained undefeated in the Colonial Athletic Association and are 3-0 in conference.

Junior Matt DeLuca racked up 18 saves on the day, a season-best and the second-highest total of his career. He now sits at 467 career saves, moving into eighth-place all-time in program history. He has tallied double-digit saves in every game this season. Senior Austin Haynes caused two turnovers and sophomore Zach Strassner grabbed five groundballs.

Offensively, junior Charlie Kitchen put on a show, finishing with four goals and five assists to rack up a career-high nine points on the day. He has now scored in 29 straight games and moved into 15th-place all-time with 148 career points. Freshman Tye Kurtz posted his sixth multi-goal performance of the year with four on the day, while senior Dean DiSimone notched his 12th career hat trick with three goals and an assist.

The Blue Hens delivered the crushing blow in the third quarter forcing five Pride turnovers and going on a four-goal run that pushed its lead to 10-4.

Kitchen’s fourth goal of the day and a goal from Kyle Kivinski in the first five minutes of the fourth gave Delaware its biggest lead of the day at 12-5 and the defense would do the job from there, closing out the fourth straight win for the Blue Hens.

Marywood 11, Wesley 9: The Wolverines cut the Marywood lead down to 9-7 with just under 11 minutes left in regulation. Wesley and Marywood traded goals during the final portion of the game but the Marywood defense held off the late Wesley rally.

Zach Farnell led Wesley’s offense with four goals to match a career-high. Leo Kelly added two goals for his third multi-goal game of the season. Derek Hallock, Kyle Mackall-Lloyd and Nick Bruhn chipped in with a goal apiece. Bruhn also scooped up three ground balls.

Mackall-Lloyd, Jack Guzman and Adam Tewey all handed out an assist in the loss.

Defensively, Ben Mitzel recorded a team-best four ground balls.

WOMEN, Marywood 21, Wesley 5: Kassie Dieter and Brianna Bacon each registered a pair of goals on three shots to pace the Wesley offense. Dieter added six draw controls while Taylor Speicher chipped in with an unassisted goal in the first half during the Wesley defeat.

Emily Caldarelli notched a game-best eight ground balls with three caused turnovers. Paige Brehm caused two turnovers, scooped up two ground balls and assisted on Dieter’s first goal in the second half. Kaila Hindt helped out on Bacon’s goal in the first half and caused a turnover.

Stetson 21, Delaware State 1: A total of 10 players scored goals for the Hatters.

Olivia Summerville scored Delaware State’s lone goal at the 19:44 mark of the first period to cut the Hatters’ lead to 3-1.
Summerville leads the Hornets with 12 goals and 14 points this season.

College baseball

Coppin State 14, Delaware State 4: The Eagles tallied 15 hits off six Hornet pitchers in the contest.

Jared Gillis (Smyrna High), Todd Henry and John Weglarz had three hits each for the Hornets. Miguel Rivera (Polytech) had a hit and a run scored for DelState.

Elon 12, Delaware 1: The Hens gave up eight runs in the final two innings as Elon pulled away in the CAA contest.

Jordan Hutchins (Dover) went 2-for-3 to lead Delaware. Hutchins had a first-inning homer to account for the Hens’ lone run of the game.

College softball

UMBC sweeps DSU: Maryland-Baltimore County scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 10-9 extra inning win over Delaware State 10-9 and complete a doubleheader sweep of the Hornets. The Retrievers won the first game 2-0 behind a no-hitter by Courtney Coopersmith.

Women’s golf

Hens up to second at CAA: Delaware moved up one spot into second place on Saturday following the second day of the Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Golf Championship.

After carding a 315 score on Friday, the Blue Hens fired a 307 on Saturday to end the day with a 622 total. UNCW leads the eight-team field with a 615 score, while Delaware is seven shots back. Charleston and Towson are each tied for third place with 626 scores.

Blue Hen senior Ashley Dingman shot a five over par 77 during her second round on the par 72, 6,103-yard Reserve Club course at St. James Plantation, and is tied for sixth place in the individual standings with a nine over par 76-77-153. Dingman birdied the 12th hole and added 11 pars during Saturday’s action.

Boys’ lacrosse

Smyrna 12, First State Military Academy 3: Jason Zeitler’s four goals paced the Eagles to the win at the Dave Reynolds lacrosse festival hosted at Wesley College.

Ashton Pelton recorded a hat-trick for Smyrna.

Girls’ lacrosse

St. Mark’s 15, Caesar Rodney 6: The Riders fell at the Dave Reynolds lacrosse festival.

Cape Henlopen 13, Archmere 7: Alia Marshall, Chloe Schaeffer and Meredith Lockwood each had three goals to lead the Vikings to a road victory.


Sussex Tech 2, James Madison, Va. 1: Taylor Wroten pitched a no-hitter for more than eight innings and Corrin Farris drove in the winning run in the top of the ninth as the Ravens defeated the two-time 6A Virginia state champions.

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