Local roundup: Cape, CR win in girls’ soccer

Lindsey Swontek tallied a pair of first-half goals as Cape Henlopen High blanked Dover, 5-0, in their Henlopen North girls’ soccer opener on Thursday night.

The Vikings (2-0) also got a goal and three assists from Brooke Hollingsworth. Lily Ashby and Madalyn Swontek had Cape’s other goals while Lindsey Swontek added two assists.

Goalies Madison Nichols and Lexi Bickleman combined for three saves as the Vikings finished with advantages of 16-3 in shots and 6-0 in corner kicks.

Freshman Palakpreet Kaur made 11 saves for the Senators.

Caesar Rodney 4, Polytech 3, OT: The Riders rallied for three goals after halftime, winning the North showdown on Jada McCullough’s overtime goal.

Jessie Prillaman netted CR’s first three goals with Macy Ramsey adding two assists and Morgan Desaulniers making nine saves. The Riders held advantages of 19-14 in shots and 7-5 in corner kicks.

Paxton McGinnity scored twice with Jenna Fox adding the other goal for the Panthers, who led 3-1 at halftime. Alyssa-Lynn Brown made 13 saves.

Lake Forest 3, Sussex Academy 1: Alexa McCracken, Jessica Tyndall and Elle Wood all scored goals as the Spartans picked up a South win.

Angeliki Rigakos scored on a second-half penalty kick for the Seahawks.

Sussex Tech 4, Smyrna 0: Freshman Lilly Short scored all four goals, including three in the first half, in the Ravens’ North victory.

Valencia Whealton made seven saves for Sussex Tech, which held advantages of 10-8 in shots and 8-3 in corner kicks.

Smyrna’s Sofia Lerro stopped six shots.

Indian River 9, Woodbridge 0: Isabella Binko tallied three of the Indians’ first goals in their South win.

Anastasia Diakos (3 assists) and Lauren Meehan both scored twice while Hanna Bird made four saves in posting the shutout. IR held advantages of 14-2 in shots and 3-0 in corner kicks.

Anjolie Suberro stopped five shots for the Raiders.

Delmar 7, Milford 0: The Wildcats tallied five second-half goals to put away the South win.


Caesar Rodney 8, Laurel 6: The Riders scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out the Henlopen Conference win.

Brandon Hatch and Mason Brewer both had multiple hits for CR while freshman Andrew Rigby pitched the final three innings to earn the win.

Preston Hitchens had five strikeouts for the Bulldogs, who took a 6-5 advantage with a run in the top of the sixth.

Indian River 10, Dover 9: The Indians scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth and two more in the sixth to overcome an 8-2 deficit.

Kyle Firle had two hits while Grant Argo reached base five times on a hit and four walks. The two teams combined for 16 hits and 10 errors in the contest.

Nate Turner, Dylan Jacobs and Michael Carrington all had two hits for the Senators, who scored four in the first and three in the fifth.

First State Military 3, Sussex Academy 0: Tyler Jenkins and Daniel Smith combined to pitch a three-hitter with 12 strikeouts to earn the shutout for the Bulldogs.

Jenkins, Chris Connelly and Anthony Gaston had two hits apiece for First State, which scored all three runs in the fifth.


Dover 2, Indian River 1: Alexis Dowdy pitched a three-hitter with four strikeouts as the Senators earned a Henlopen Conference win.

Dover (2-0), which scored both its runs in the top of the first, got doubles from Ashlynn Davis and Kaitlyn Crowe.

Abbie O’Shields pitched a five-hitter for IR.

Lake Forest 9, Cape Henlopen 2: The Spartans overcame an early 2-0 deficit with three runs in the third and four in the fourth.

Grace Aguilar and Jenna Troyer had two hits apiece for Lake Forest.

Laurel 13, Caesar Rodney 2: The Bulldogs broke open a 1-1 game with five runs in the fifth and six more in the seventh.

Laurel had five extra-base hits among its 16 hits, getting a double and triple from Kaegan Brittingham.

Peyton Forse doubled for the Riders.

Delaware Military 6, Milford 3: Courtney Kohel’s three-run homer in the bottom of the first ended up being the Buccaneers’ only hit of the contest.

Design Thinking 13, First State Military 3: Kathyrn Simpson had two hits and a stolen base for the Bulldogs in the loss.


BOYS, Sussex Academy 10, Woodbridge 9: Riley Custodio netted six goals and an assist to pace the Seahawks to the Henlopen South win.

Grant Thomas (2 assists) and Jackson Dinger added two goals apiece with Lex Johnson making four saves.

Mt. Pleasant 6, First State Military 3: The Green Knights out-scored the Bulldogs, 4-1, in the second half to post the win.

Alexander Hammerstorm had a pair of goals with Kevin Nyandemo adding the other for First State. Alexander Parsons made eight saves as both teams took 16 shots.

GIRLS, Polytech 11, Padua 10: The Panthers took an 8-6 halftime lead and then hung on for the win.

Jazmine Winfield (3 goals, 1 assist), MacKenzie Estrada (2 goals), Holly Rembold (2 goals) and Claire Fuchs (2 goals) were all multiple-goal scorers for Polytech (3-1). Carleigh Knotts made seven saves for the Panthers, who out-shot the Pandas, 23-19.

St. Thomas More 5, Hodgson 2: Jessica Simmons netted two goals and an assist for the Ravens.

Kayla Cornejo, Kylie Forrest (1 assist) and Maia Olsen also scored for St. Thomas More (2-0), which out-shot Hodgson, 17-8.

Wilmington Charter 17, Caesar Rodney 16: The Force out-scored the Riders, 10-8, in the second half to rally for the win.

Lillian Ayers tallied eight goals and three assists for CR (1-1). The Riders also got three goals and an assist from Gracie Bachman with Jessica Crawford adding two goals an assist.

CR’s Sarah Gates made 16 saves as the Riders were out-shot, 33-26.

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