Local roundup: Delmar extends win-streak to 50

Maci Bradford lofts a ball against Smyrna. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Maci Bradford’s five goals led the Delmar High field hockey team to a 8-1 victory at Smyrna High on Tuesday afternoon.

It was the 50th victory in a row for the Wildcats, including postseason games. Delmar has not lost since it fell to Cape Henlopen on Oct. 22, 2016.

Josie Hollamon added a pair of goals for Delmar on Tuesday. Morgan Bradford contributed two assists while Payton Lynch scored the other Delmar goal and Morgan Fletcher had one assist.

The Wildcats led 7-0 at halftime.

Jessica Bergold netted the lone Smyrna goal off an assist from Payton Dixon.

Delmar improved to 7-0 this season. It was the first defeat for Smyrna, who dropped to 5-1-1.

Sussex Tech 2, Sussex Academy 0: Jade Powell scored one goal and assisted on another in the Raven victory.

Remi Devine provided the other goal for Sussex Tech. Kayla Brady recorded six saves for the shutout and the Ravens moved to 4-3 overall.

Woodbridge 6, Delmarva Christian 0: Parker Keeler recorded a hat trick to lift the Blue Raiders to a nonconference win.

Boys’ soccer

Sussex Central 4, Delmar 2: The Golden Knights netted three second half goals to rally from a 2-1 deficit.

Johnny Garcia scored two goals, including the game-winner for Sussex Central. Abner Bartolon and Anthony Prado-Moreno added the other goals for the Golden Knights.

Sussex Tech 6, Laurel 0: Patrick Short’s two goals paced the Ravens to the win.

Jaasiel Nunez, Julian Wood, Cody Coleman and Brayden Booros also scored for Sussex Tech.

Lake Forest 4, Christiana 3: The Spartans earned the nonconference victory on Tuesday.

Woodbridge 6, Red Lion Christian 0: The Blue Raiders had four goals in the first half on their way to a nonconference win.

Middletown 4, Milford 0: The Cavaliers scored two goals in each half as Milford fell on the road in nonconference action.


Polytech 3, Sussex Academy 0: The Panthers earned the victory in straight sets 26-24, 25-19, 25-16.

Sussex Tech 3, Delmar 1: The Ravens recorded a four-set win 25-19, 19-25, 25-17, 25-22.

Sarah Perdue led Sussex Tech with 10 kills.

Indian River 3, Delmarva Christian 1: The Indians dropped the first set before sweeping the next three.

Set scores were 20-25, 25-23, 25-17 and 26-24.

Sussex Central 3, Lake Forest 1: The Golden Knights won the final three sets, taking the contest in four sets 20-25, 25-15, 25-15, 25-19.

Newark Charter 3, Caesar Rodney 0: The Riders fell 25-19, 25-15, 25-18 in nonconference action.

College field hockey

Princeton 1, Delaware 0: A defensive battle, the game between No. 12 Princeton and No. 11 Delaware featured just nine shots, including four on goal, while the lone goal came in the 58th minute.

Hannah Davey provided the only goal of the night.

A team that averaged 16 shots and nearly six penalty corners per game entering the day, the Blue Hens collected season-lows of three shots and two corners against the Tigers.

Redshirt senior Sydney Rhodes finished the game with two saves.

College softball

Hornets announce assistant coach: Delaware State first-year head softball coach Jeff Franquet has announced the appointment of Lena Springer as his top assistant.

Springer’s coaching experience includes a recent stint as an assistant working with pitchers at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.

She has also served as a private softball pitching and hitting instructor for the CT Diamond Club in East Hartford, Connecticut and Bo Jackson Elite Sports Facility in Hilliard, Ohio.

In addition, Springer brings experience as a softball camp instructor at her alma mater, Ohio State University.

A four-year softball letterwinner at Ohio State, Springer was a standout pitcher for three Buckeye NCAA Tournament teams (2014, 2016-17). 

College bowling

DSU 15th in national poll: Delaware State ranks 15th in the National Tenpin Coaches Association 2019-20 Preseason Poll of top 25 women’s college bowling teams.

The Hornets received 531 points in the poll, which is headed by two-time national champ Vanderbilt, which collected 18 of 46 first place votes and 1671 total points.

McKendree (Neb.), Stephen F. Austin, Nebraska and Sam Houston State round out the top five in the poll.

In addition to Delaware State, fellow Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference members Maryland-Eastern Shore and North Carolina A&T appear in the preseason poll.

UMES, the defending conference champ, is seventh and A&T is eighth in the rankings.

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