Local roundup: For 2nd straight year, Dover and Smyrna play to 0-0 hockey tie

Dover’s Superia Clark and Smyrna’s Ryla Wilber battle for the ball. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

For the second consecutive season, there was nothing separating the Dover High and Smyrna High field hockey teams.

The Senators and Eagles played to a 0-0 draw on Thursday. The 2018 contest between the two also ended in a scoreless draw.

Dover out-shot Smyrna 14-5 and held a 16-11 edge in penalty corners on Thursday.

Smyrna remained unbeaten at 5-0-1. The Senators meanwhile are now 4-2-1.

Dover’s Alayna Gigliotti brings the ball up the field against Smyrna’s Alexis Moore.

Polytech 4, Sussex Central 1: Jennah Morris scored twice and assisted on another goal as the Panthers earned the victory.

Megan Popp and Nadja Weaver-Postell added a goal apiece for Polytech. Mairead McKibbin recorded a pair of assists.

Sussex Tech 3, Caesar Rodney 0: Aynasti Bowden scored the go-ahead goal before Alyssa Layfield provided two goals to highlight a three-goal second half by the Ravens.

Jade Powell also had two assists for Sussex Tech.

Cape Henlopen 2, Milford 0: Reagan Ciabattoni led the Vikings with a goal and an assist.

Samantha Connors netted the other goal for Cape Henlopen.

Delmar 12, Laurel 0: Maci Bradford’s four goals pace the Wildcats as they remained undefeated.

Woodbridge 4, Sussex Academy 3: The Blue Raiders earned the win in overtime Thursday.

Boys’ soccer

Polytech 2, Smyrna 0: Dermot Williamson and Kade Seip each scored in the second half for the Henlopen Conference Northern Division victory.

Spencer Price assisted on both Panther goals.

Caesar Rodney 2, Milford 1: Rocky Edmond scored the game-winner in the second half as the Riders rallied from a 1-0 deficit.

Lyod Coutilien had the other goal for Caesar Rodney and assisted on the game-winner. Aaron Sollie scored for Milford.

Delmar 1, Laurel 0: Guillermo Konowaluk netted the game’s lone goal for the Wildcat victory.

Sussex Central 7, Dover 1: Johnny Garcia’s four goals lifted the Golden Knights in Henlopen North action.

Indian River 4, Seaford 0: Four different players, Alexander DiLuzio, Carson Barnes, Omar Baker and Kyle Topper each scored in the Henlopen South win.

Woodbridge 0, Sussex Academy 0: The two Henlopen South teams played to a scoreless draw Thursday.


Smyrna 3, Polytech 0: Sophia Basler’s 13 kills paced the Eagles to the Henlopen North victory. Jenn Sloven followed with seven kills.
Set scores were 25-7, 25-11 and 25-22.

Cape Henlopen 3, Sussex Tech 0: Rileigh Wilson had seven kills to lead all players as the Vikings won 25-7, 25-9, 25-9.

Caesar Rodney 3, Milford 0: The Riders won in straight sets 25-6, 25-19 and 25-18.

Dover 3, Sussex Central 0: The Senators earned a 25-15, 25-16, 25-21 victory over Sussex Central.

Indian River 3, Seaford 0: Natalie Burnshaw and Brandi Mitchell each had four kills and the Indians won 25-11, 25-8, 25-12.

College bowling

DSU’s Neuer earns preseason honor: Delaware State’s Alexis Neuer has been named to the 2019-20 Preseason All-MEAC Bowling Team, in voting by league head coaches and sports information representatives Also, the Hornets have been picked to fourth in the upcoming MEAC regular season race.

Neuer, a two-time All-MEAC First Team selection and 2017-18 league Bowler-of-the-Year, posted a 193.4 season average and was a two-time MEAC Bowler-of-the-Week during the 2018-19 campaign. The 2016-17 MEAC Rookie-of-the-Year, she also recorded an 88.5 makeable spare percentage and 19.3 average per frame last season.

Cayla Hicks of Maryland-Eastern Shore is the voters’ choice for a second straight MEAC Bowler-of-the-Year award.

Defending champ Maryland-Eastern Shore is also the favorite to capture the 2019-20 MEAC regular season title. The Hawks collected 17 of 22 first place votes and 228 total points.

The Hornets received two first place votes and 179 points to rank fourth in the poll.

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