Local roundup: Caesar Rodney, Dover draw in field hockey

Peyton Shields of Caesar Rodney and Erin Bishop of Dover battle for control.

Alayna Gigliotti’s second-half goal gave Dover High a 1-1 tie with Caesar Rodney in Henlopen Conference field hockey on Thursday afternoon.

Madelyn Reed tallied a goal in the first half for the Riders with goalie Maya Gray making 14 saves. The Senators finished with advantages of 19-7 in shots and 16-3 in corners,

Richana Brown made four saves for Dover, which has a six-game unbeaten streak against CR.

Cape Henlopen 3, Polytech 1: Cameron Smith tallied a pair of second-half goals as the Vikings overcame an early 1-0 deficit in the North win.

Abigail Kane added the first goal for Cape, which out-shot the Panthers, 6-3.

Megan Popp’s goal gave Polytech its 1-0 lead.

Smyrna 2, Milford 0: Jessica Bergold scored a goal in each half to pace the Eagles.

Brynn Rifino made eight saves for Smyrna, which out-shot the Buccaneers, 11-8.

Eve Sekscinski made nine saves for Milford.

Delmar 5, Lake Forest 0: The Wildcats (8-0) got goals from five different players while posting their seventh shutout.

Josie Hollaman collected a goal and two assists for Delmar, which held edges of 22-4 in shots and 16-0 in corners. Maci Bradford and Morgan Bradford each added a goal and assist.

The Spartans’ August Lewis made 17 saves.

Indian River 6, Sussex Academy 0: Kayler Townsend scored the Indians’ first two goals in the South victory.

IR, which tallied four first-half goals, out-shot the Seahawks, 27-4.

Sussex Academy’s Gianna Voges made 11 saves.

Boys’ soccer

Caesar Rodney 3, Sussex Tech 2: Lyod Coutilien scored twice as the Riders twice held two-goals leads before holding on for the Henlopen North win.

Spencer Ott also scored for CR (7-2) which posted its fifth one-goal victory of the season. The Riders, which out-shot the Ravens, 13-9, got six saves from Zander Omans.

Cody Coleman scored Sussex Tech’s first goal before Patrick Short pulled the Ravens within 3-2 on a goal in the 77th minute. Jodi Johnson stopped 11 shots.

Polytech 1, Milford 0: Kade Seip’s goal in the 74th minute gave the Panthers the North victory.

Christian Cote made 12 saves for Polytech, which held advantages of 21-12 in shots and 4-1 in corner kicks.’

Milford’s Kirk Hammer made 20 saves.

Sussex Central 4, Cape Henlopen 2: The Golden Knights netted four unanswered second-half goals to rally for the North victory.

Armando Amador Lara tallied Central’s first and last goals with Abner Bartolon-Berduo and Simrit Ramos-Escobar scoring the others. The Knights out-shot Cape, 21-6, and held a 9-2 edge in corner kicks.

Alan Marin-Quiroz made nine saves for the Vikings while Forest Dotterer had five.

Indian River 7, Lake Forest 0: Seven different players scored goals for the Indians in the Henlopen South victory.

IR, which led 3-0 at halftime, out-shot the Spartans, 20-0. Lake Forest made 12 saves.

Delmar 10, Seaford 1: The Wildcats netted six first-half goals in the South victory.

Woodbridge 2, Laurel 0: The Blue Raiders tallied two second-half goals in earning the South win.


Polytech 3, Milford 1: The Panthers won the Henlopen North match by scores of 25-13, 25-9, 17-25, 25-13.

Charlee McDowell had seven kills and an ace for the Buccaneers while Kayla Jefferson added 12 digs and a pair of assists.

Caesar Rodney 3, Sussex Tech 0: The Riders picked up the North win by scores of 25-23, 25-22, 25-12.

The Ravens were paced by Alexandra Johnson (2 kills, 5 aces, 2 blocks), Nataleigh Hunter (5 kills, 1 ace, 6 assists) and Hanna Gorski (3 kills, 2 aces, 1 block).

Cape Henlopen 3, Sussex Central 1: The Vikings downed the Golden Knights, 19-25, 25-17, 25-18, 25-17 in a North match.

Rileigh Wilson had nine kills with Breahna Kusen adding eight kills for Cape, which was also led by Abigail Derrickson (4 aces, 12 digs, 15 assists) and Emily Lamb (3 aces, 10 digs).

Indian River 3, Lake Forest 1: The Indians won the first two sets before notching the South match, 25-8, 25-5, 26-28, 25-14.

Delmarva Christian 3, St. Andrews 1: The Royals won the match by scores of 25-16, 25-14, 29-31, 25-16.

Delmarva Christian was paced by Sierra Troyer (16 kills, 5 blocks, 7 digs), Mia Berger (11 kills, 3 aces, 6 digs) and Ashlyn Stonebraker (27 assists),

College soccer

WOMEN, Delaware 1, Drexel 0: Olivia Schuck headed in the game’s only goal in the first half to lift the Blue Hens (2-1 CAA, 7-5 overall) to the conference win.

College football

Hens’ Gannon headed for QB Hall: Former Delaware standout quarterback Rich Gannon was announced as part of the class for the National Quarterback Hall of Fame in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Gannon played 17 years in the NFL including six seasons with the Oakland Raiders beginning in 1999. In 2000, 2001, and 2002, Gannon was named National Quarterback of the Year by the National Quarterback Club, and AFC Player of the Year by the NFL.

In 2002, Gannon was named NFL MVP throwing for 4,689 yards and 26 touchdowns and recording a career-high 97.2 passer rating, which helped the Raiders advance to Super Bowel XXXVII. He led the league in 2002 with 418 completions on 618 attempts and 26 TDs.

Gannon retired in 2005 after his 17 years in the NFL yielded 28,743 yards passing and 180 TDs.

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