Local roundup: Blue Hens battle but fall to Johns Hopkins 12-10 in men’s lacrosse

Delaware took one of the country’s most historic programs to the wire on Saturday, but a late spurt led 17th-ranked Johns Hopkins to a 12-10 win over the Blue Hens in men’s lacrosse.

Delaware scored three straight goals in the fourth quarter, including a man-down goal from Tye Kurtz, to grab its first lead of the game at 10-8.

The lead would last into the final four minutes of the game but the Blue Jays netted three goals in a row in less than two minutes to take the victory.

Senior captain Joe Eisele continued his hot streak, scoring four goals for the second straight game, while also adding an assist for Delaware (6-2). Junior Charlie Kitchen scored for the 25th consecutive game with two goals and one assist, while freshman Kurtz added a goal and two assists.

Defensively, junior goalie Matt DeLuca stopped 15 shots, marking the 11th straight game with double-digit saves for the keeper. Owen Grant made his collegiate debut an impressive one with six caused turnovers, a single-game program record for a freshman.

WOMEN, St. Joseph’s 9, Delaware 7: The Hens allowed eight goals in the first half and their comeback attempt came up short.

Christine Long led Delaware with three goals while Mia DeRuggiero added a pair. Sarah Bedard and Claire D’Antonio each scored one for the Hens.

College baseball

Delaware 4, Goldey Beacom 0: Sophomore Chris Ludman tossed just the fourth complete-game shutout in the past five years for the Blue Hens.

Delaware has now won three of its past four games with conference play looming next weekend.

Offensively, Jack Goan and Kevin Buglio combined for four hits, three runs and three RBI. Three of the four hits went for extra bases.
Ludman allowed just seven hits and one walk in nine innings, while striking out six.

Norfolk State 7, Delaware State 2: Norfolk State broke open a close game with four runs in its last two at bats as the Hornets dropped their third straight game to fall to 5-10 overall and 0-2 in the MEAC.

Cole Garey (Polytech High) had one hit and drove in a run to pace the Hornets. Alex Vazquez recorded a hit and scored a run.

Sean McGrath struck out five in seven innings on the mound for the Hornets.

Wesley swept by Marymount: The Wolverines lost 14-3 and 14-2 in a doubleheader.

William Foster went 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI single in the first game. Jason Boc, John Joines and Kyle Schneider all had two hits for Wesley. Joines plated Foster in the third inning on an RBI single to right center while Boc was able to bring DaQuan Jefferson on an RBI groundout in the fourth.

Foster, Cory Joines, John Joines and Alexander Weber all tallied a hit in the finale. Boc knocked in Wesley’s lone RBI of the game on an RBI groundout in the eighth that scored Weber from third base.

College softball

Wesley sweeps Rosemont: The Wolverines won 11-2 and 12-1 for the doubleheader sweep.

Smyrna product Jessica Anderson had a big day with a grand slam in the first game. Anderson also pitched and struck out five batters while only gave up four hits and two unearned runs in the complete-game victory.

Dori Loukopoulos led the Wolverine offense with three hits and three RBI in the second game. Bianca Newsome also drove in three runs.
Hens split: Delaware downed Mount St. Mary’s 6-1 before falling 7-3 in the nightcap of a doubleheader.

Brittney Mendoza recorded three hits in the opener and Brooke Glanden (Lake Forest) had a RBI.

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