Local roundup: Cape edges Dover in soccer, Polytech wins in field hockey

Cape Henlopen High netted a pair of goals in the second half to rally for a 2-1 victory against Dover High in Henlopen Conference Northern Division boys’ soccer action on Thursday night.

Gary Hayes tied the game 1-1 in the 42nd minute. Ilarion Swallow scored the game-winner in the 62nd minute.

Pedro Gonzalez had the goal for Dover on a penalty kick in the 33rd minute.

Sussex Tech 3, Smyrna 2: Jonathan Rocco’s goal in overtime gave the Ravens the Henlopen North win.

Sussex Tech led 2-1 but Smyrna’s Albert Toe scored in the 77th minute to send the game to overtime. Preston Marshall also scored for Smyrna.

Rocco provided two goals to lead the Ravens while John Farro had one goal.

Indian River 8, Woodbridge 1: The Indians scored all of their goals in the first half to win the Henlopen South contest.

Alexander Diluzio and Tony Velasquez each had two-goal games to pace Indian River.

Sussex Academy 6, Lake Forest 0: The Seahawks scored three goals in each half for the Henlopen South victory.

Field hockey

Polytech 3, Sussex Tech 0: Mairead McKibbin scored once and had two assists in the Panther victory.

Lacy Bayley and Cecilia Rivera added a goal each for Polytech.

Dover 3, Milford 2: Chelsea Johnson’s two goals paced the Senators while Superia Clark also scored for Dover.

Samantha Jacona provided both goals for the Buccaneers.

Sussex Central 2, Caesar Rodney 1: The Golden Knights broke a 1-1 tie with 15:58 left in the contest for their first win of the young season.

Indian River 1, Smyrna 0: Rylie Cordrey’s first half goal was the only tally of the game as the Indians held on for a shutout.

Sussex Academy 5, Seaford 0: Addy Leonhartt had a goal and an assist as Marguerite Mitchell scored once and dished out an assist to lead the Seahawks.


Dover 3, Polytech 2: The Senators won a five-set thriller 21-25, 25-14, 23-25, 25-12 and 15-8.

Smyrna 3, Cape Henlopen 0: The Eagles earned the Henlopen North win by set scores of 25-6, 25-14 and 25-18.

Caesar Rodney 3, Sussex Central 0: The Riders took the matchup in straight sets 25-17, 25-18 and 25-16.

Milford 3, Seaford 0: The Buccaneers won 25-9, 25-8 and 25-22 on Thursday.


Laurel-St. Elizabeth moved: The scheduled game between Laurel and St. Elizabeth will now be played at Milford on Saturday at noon.

It was originally scheduled for Saturday night at Wilmington’s Baynard Stadium.

College field hockey

Delaware 7, Richmond 2: Sophomore forward Lotte de Koning recorded her second career hat trick Thursday afternoon in the Blue Hen victory.

De Koning led Delaware (4-3) with three goals while senior Greta Nauck registered two goals and an assist for the Hens. Freshmen Tessa Verweijen and Pia Freudenberger also tallied goals. Verweijen added an assist for three points.

The Blue Hens built an early lead and led 3-0 at the halftime break following goals from Verweijen, De Koning and Nauck.

De Koning added two more while Freudenberger capitalized on a penalty stroke and Nauck rocketed in a shot high into the back of the net for the 7-1 lead with less than 20 minutes remaining in the contest.

Freshman Lizzie Gaebel saw her second start between the pipes and collected one save with one goal allowed in 58 minutes. Classmate Becca Harbert came in in relief and posted two saves with one goal allowed in 12 minutes of play.

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