Local roundup: IR shuts out Brandywine 2-0 in D-II soccer quarterfinals

Third-seeded Indian River High scored a goal in each half before blanking No. 6 Brandywine, 2-0, in the quarterfinals of the DIAA Division II boys’ soccer state tournament on Saturday evening.

The victory sends the Henlopen South champs to the Wednesday’s state semifinals, where they will face No. 2 Wilmington Friends (14-0-2) at Smyrna at a time TBA.

Blake Morgan netted a goal in the 34th minute before Jordan Illian, who assisted on the first goal, added an insurance goal in the 56th minute.

Salesianum 4, Sussex Central 1: The top-seeded Sals downed the No. 8 Golden Knights in the Division I quarterfinals on Saturday.

Wilmington Friends 3, Sussex Academy 1: The No. 7 Seahawks fell in the Division II quarterfinals on Saturday.

Field hockey

Delmar 10, Wilm. Friends 0: Josie Hollamon tallied four goals as the top-seeded Wildcats advanced to the Division II semifinals.

Delmar (17-0) will face Tatnall on Wednesday at the University of Delaware’s Rullo Stadium as a time TBA.

Morgan Fletcher scored twice for Delmar, which finished with advantages of 19-0 in shots and 21-0 in corners. Laura Rogers added a goal and three assists with Maci Bradford collecting a goal and two assists.

Indian River 4, Newark Charter 0: The second-seeded Indians blanked the Patriots in Saturday’s Division II quarterfinals.

IR will take on Henlopen South rival Lake Forest, the No. 3 seed, in the semifinals on Wednesday evening at Rullo Stadium.

College basketball

MEN, Delaware 56, Southern Illinois 54: Kevin Anderson converted two driving layups in the final 64 seconds as the Blue Hens remained unbeaten on the second day of the Sunshine Slam tournament.

Delaware, which pulled out a 56-53 win over Oakland on Friday, improved to 3-0 for the first time since the 1999-2000 season.

Southern Illinois used a 6-0 run to go in front 53-50. However, Anderson converted a driving layup with 1:04 left, and following a Salukis miss, the junior point guard again hit a layup to put Delaware back ahead with 30 seconds remaining.

Allen later added two clutch foul shots.

Nate Darling led the Hens for the second consecutive game with 18 points, while Ryan Allen added 17. Justyn Mutts grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds.

Ramapo 83, Wesley 63: The Wolverines opened the season with a non-conference loss.

Brian Cameron paced the Wolverines with 27 points and 12 rebounds. Ramapo led 42-33 at halftime before posting the victory.

The Wolverines shot only 19-of-48 for the game, including 80-of-24 from three-point range.

WOMEN, Delaware State 67, Post 41: Miajah Bullock netted 15 points as the Hornets picked up their first win of the season on Saturday night.

Lanayjha Ashe added 13 points while Sharajah Collins added 10 for DSU (1-1). Trailing by three at halftime, the Hornets out-scored Post, 44-17, in the second half to pull away.

College field hockey

Marywood 2, Wesley 1: The top-seeded Pacers won the Atlantic East Conference title on Lindsey Quinn’s goal in the second overtime.

The No. 2 Wolverines (12-8), who were trying to win their second straight AEC crown, took a 1-0 lead when Alexiss Hulse served a ball from the right side of the cage to Jessica Behornar, who deflected it into the right side.

But Marywood (16-3) tied the game on a goal in the 55th minute before winning it in OT. Lauren Berry made seven saves for Wesley.

“It was a heart-breaking loss,” said Wolverines coach Tracey Short. “The ladies played their hearts out. I am so proud of each and every member of the team.”

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