Local roundup: Foot fracture to sideline Hen hoop guard Allen two months

Ryan Allen

University of Delaware sophomore basketball guard Ryan Allen will miss two months after undergoing surgery Thursday to repair a fifth metatarsal fracture in his left foot.

Allen, who was named CAA Preseason Honorable Mention on Wednesday after earning league Rookie of the Year honors last season, ranked second on the Blue Hens by averaging 15.3 points per game and tied the UD single season record by hitting 86 three-pointers a year ago. He reached double figures in 25 contests including six 20-point efforts, and hit a three-pointer in the first 29 games of his career.

“We are all obviously disappointed for Ryan,” UD head coach Martin Ingelsby said. “He will have surgery later today and we expect him to make a full recovery. We look forward to getting him back on the court with his teammates in mid-December.”

Women’s basketball

Delaware picked third in CAA: The Blue Hens were predicted to finish third in the Colonial Athletic Association Preseason Poll, as announced Thursday by the league.

Additionally, junior Samone DeFreese was picked as a Preseason All-CAA Second Team honoree.

James Madison was predicted to win it all in 2019 with 79 points and seven first place votes according to a vote of the league’s 10 head coaches. Behind the Dukes was Drexel (71; 2) while two-time defending champion Elon was tied for third with Delaware with 61 points.


Caesar Rodney 3, Polytech 0: The Riders won in straight sets, 25-8, 25-16 and 25-14.

Jessica Crawford led the way with seven kills.

Smyrna 3, Sussex Tech 0: The Eagles were paced by Sophia Basler’s 13 kills and took the match 25-15, 25-11 and 25-13.

Cape Henlopen 3, Dover 2: The Senators fought back to send it to a fifth set but the Vikings edged Dover 27-25, 25-22, 22-25, 22-25 and 16-14.

Boys’ soccer

Smyrna 1, Lake Forest 0: Albert Toe netted the game’s only goal on a penalty kick in the first half for the Eagle victory.

Dover 4, Woodbridge 3: The Senators scored three goals in the final 10 minutes to send the game to overtime before Emerson Escalante-Diaz tallied the game-winner.

Escalante-Diaz had a hat trick for Dover. Eric Cortes also scored once.

Polytech 9, Seaford 1: Dakota Gilpin and Samuel Dewar each provided a pair of goals as the Panthers earned a victory Thursday.

Caesar Rodney 4, Delmar 0: Braden Phillips and Chikezie Ikwuagwu netted two goals apiece to pace the Riders to the win.

Field hockey

Polytech 2, Lake Forest 0: Mackenzie Estrada and Lacy Bayler each scored a goal while Holly Rembold recorded the shutout.

Caesar Rodney 5, Laurel 4: Madelyn Reed’s two goals in the second half gave the Riders the win.

Delaney Webb, Jessie Prillaman and Haydan Lord added a goal each for Caesar Rodney. Prillaman also had an assist.

Indian River 4, Milford 0: Avery Congleton scored twice while Jessica Rybicki recorded a goal and an assist.

Brynn McCabe also scored for the Indians.

Women’s field hockey

Wesley 3, Cabrini 1: The Wolverines earned its second Atlantic East victory of the year Thursday.

Wesley got on the board in the 23rd minute of the game when Kaila Hindt stole the ball in the midfield and dribbled through the Cabrini defense. Hindt beat the goalkeeper near post to give Wesley the 1-0 lead.

Hindt got another one across in the early part of the second half when Breanna Kulesza’s shot was saved by the Cabrini defender but Hindt was there to clean up the rebound and double Wesley’s lead.

Kristen Fuhr notched a goal in the 55th minute of the game off an assist from Hindt on the wing.

Natalie Quigley recorded a defensive save in the second half. Lauren Berry stopped two shots in goal for the win.

Women’s soccer

Delaware 2, William & Mary 0: Riley Dixon netted a pair of goals as the Hens picked up the CAA victory.

Dixon’s first goal came in the ninth minute off an assist from Toni Starova. She tallied another in the 51st minute, assisted by Dani Kabat.

Kamryn Stabelin recorded four saves in net to earn the shutout.

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