Local roundup: Ikwuagwu’s OT goal lifts Wolverines to 3-2 men’s soccer win

Chimaobi Ikwuagwu’s overtime goal lifted Wesley College to a 3-2 victory over Marymount in men’s soccer on Wednesday evening.

The Caesar Rodney High grad netted the game-winner at the 97:22 mark as the Wolverines improved to 13-3-1.

Deekai Gbonimy netted Wesley’s first two goals as the Wolverines overcame an early 1-0 deficit. Marymount knotted the score in the 68th minute.

Goalie Kyle Springsteen made three saves as Wesley finished with a 20-7 advantage in shots.

WOMEN, Wesley 1, Marymount 0: Mackenzie Forsythe’s first-half goal lifted the Wolverines (9-3-2).

Goalie Isabelle Farbris earned the shutout by making six saves. Marymount held advantages of 15-11 in shots and 5-3 in corner kicks.

College volleyball

DSU fires head coach: Delaware State athletic director D. Scott Gines announced on Wednesday that Whitney Johnson has been relieved of her duties as Hornets’ head volleyball coach, effectively immediately.

Gines said first-year DSU assistant coach Kameron Beans has been appointed acting head coach. He will direct the team beginning with Wednesday’s home match against Towson.

Johnson had an overall record of 9-96 in four seasons after being appointed coach in 2015. This season, Delaware State is 2-21 overall and 0-5 in the MEAC with six matches remaining.

“I want to express my sincere gratitude to Coach Whitney Johnson and her loyal and devoted service to the program, the Athletics Department, and Delaware State University over the past four years,” said Gines. “On behalf of the university, I extend best wishes to Whitney in her future endeavors.”

Towson beat the Hornets, 25-18, 25-10, 25-16, in Wednesday’s match.

Goucher 3, Wesley 0: Goucher downed the Wolverines (13-16) by scores of 25-18, 25-17, 25-19.

College equestrian

Hornets No. 9 in poll: Delaware State held onto the ninth spot in the latest National Collegiate Equestrian Association Farnam Top 10 team rankings.

The Hornets entered the 2018-19 rankings at No. 8 in the Oct. 9 poll and have maintained the No. 9 position the last two weeks.

Delaware State will close out the 2018 portion of its schedule with competitions against SMU and Tennessee Martin Nov. 16-17 at the Dovington Training Center in Felton.

College basketball

DelState’s Pollard named all-MEAC: The MEAC has named Delaware State women’s basketball player NaJai Pollard to the Preseason All-MEAC first team.

Pollard was a first-team All-MEAC selection last year.

Last season Pollard led the MEAC in scoring (for the second year in a row) with 18.4 points per game. She was fourth in the MEAC in rebounding (8.4 rbg), blocks (1.8 bpg) and field goal percentage (.465).

Field hockey

A.I. du Pont 2, St. Thomas More 1: The Tigers scored in overtime to edge the Ravens.

St. Thomas More’s Christine Giuttari tied the contest with a second-half goal while Elise Sadlowski made five saves. A.I. held advantages of 7-6 in shots and 5-4 in corners.

Delmarva Christian 3, Design Thinking 0: Haley Pinkstaff tallied a pair second-half goals to pace the Ravens.

Erin Parker also scored for Delmarva Christian with Mara Agapito making three saves.

Volleyball

Delmarva Christian 3, Salisbury Christian, Md. 0: The Royals won the ESIAC Tournament semifinal match by scores of 25-21, 25-5, 25-13.

Delmarva Christian will host Holly Grove Christian, Md., at 5 p.m. on Friday in the finals.

Leading the Royals were Hannah Picconi (7 kills, 3 aces), Holly Baker (3 kills, 5 aces), Siera Jones (7 aces, 2 digs, 5 assists) and Ashlyn Stonebraker (1 kill, 5 aces, 16 assists).

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