Local roundup: Lake Forest edged by Ursuline 4-3 in girls soccer opener

Teammates greet Jessica Tyndall (1) with hugs following her second-half goal for Lake Forest on Monday. Delaware State News/Ben Heck

Juniors Elle Wood and Alexa McCracken each recorded a goal and an assist in Lake Forest High’s 4-3 season-opening loss to Ursuline in girls’ soccer on Monday afternoon.

Lake Forest out-shot the Raiders, 15-12, while senior goalkeeper Riley Wood made seven saves for the Spartans.

Trailing 2-0 early, Wood put the Spartans on the board with a goal in the game’s 30th minute. McCracken tied the game 2-2 with her goal just 55 seconds later.

Ursuline led the game 3-2 at halftime, with all three first-half Raider goals scored by freshman Anna Querey.

Senior goalkeeper Riley Wood underhands the ball to a teammate after making one of her seven saves on Monday.

A goal from sophomore Jessica Tyndall in the 52nd minute knotted the game once again, 3-3, but Ursuline’s Avery Burns put the Raiders ahead for good with a goal in the 55th minute.


Polytech 3, Indian River 2: Austin Biddle and Dylan Gros combined to pitch a three-hitter as the Panthers won their season opener.

Biddle surrendered only two hits and struck out seven for Polytech, which led 3-0 after the third inning. Chase Rebuck had two of the Panthers’ eight hits.

Lake junior Alexa McCracken (13) heads the ball away from the goal during an Ursuline corner kick attempt Monday.

Robert Argo hit a homerun for IR.

Delmar 10, Caesar Rodney 4: The Wildcats scored six runs in the bottom of the first en route to the Henlopen Conference win.

Ryan Nelson and Gabriel Rincon both homered for Delmar while Dylan Pasta and Caden Parker combined to pitch a six-hitter.


BOYS, St. Peter & Paul, Md. 11, Caesar Rodney 10: Sean Wooleyhand (2 assists) and Dylan Smith netted three goals apiece in the Riders’ loss.

Zachary Davis (2 assists) and James Cava added two goals each for CR (0-2).

Woodbridge 15, Salisbury School, Md. 2: The Raiders picked up the victory in a non-conference game.

Middletown 13, Polytech 3: The Cavaliers topped the Panthers in a non-conference contest.

Bullis, Md. 15, Cape Henlopen 7: Gabriel Best had three goals with Luke D’Ambrogi adding two in the Vikings’ season-ending loss on Saturday.

GIRLS, Smyrna 18, Concord 4: The Eagles built a 13-1 halftime advantage in earning the win.

Emma Mayhew netted five goals with Jessica Bergold (2 assists) adding four and Julie Snow scoring three. Nine different players scored for Smyrna, which got six saves from Katelynn Porter.

Cape Henlopen 9, Stephen Decatur, Md. 8: The Vikings out-scored Decatur, 7-1, in the second half to rally for the victory.

Dover 15, Middletown 5: Kyleigh Dill netted five goals and the Senators out-scored the Cavaliers, 10-3, in the second half to improve to 2-0.

Riley McQuaide (1 assist) added four goals with Madison Small and Ava Niebrzydowski both scoring twice for Dover.

Sussex Academy 18, Brandywine 3: Madison Burke (1 assist), Josie Martin (2 assists), Kelsey Smith and Molly Martiner (1 assist) all scored three goals to pace the Seahawks.

Else Leebel and Brighid Loftus added two goals apiece.

J.M. Bennett, Md. 10, Polytech 5: Bennett out-scored the Panthers, 6-1, in the second half to break open a 4-4 halftime tie.

Jazmine Winfield netted a pair of goals for Polytech with Mackenzie Estrada, Holly Rembold and Claire Fuchs adding the others.

Carleigh Knotts made 11 saves for the Panthers, who were out-shot, 21-13.

St. Mark’s 13, Sussex Tech 9: Morgan Johnson tallied four goals and an assist for the Ravens in the loss.

Jade Powell added a pair of goals while Breonda Wright made eight saves.


Indian River 3, Polytech 2: The Indians scored a run in the top of the 10th to pull out the Henlopen Conference win.

Abigail O’Shields pitched a five-hitter with 18 strikeouts for IR.

Kaite Burawski allowed only three hits and struck out 12 for the Panthers, who sent the game into extra innings with two runs in the bottom of the seventh. Jazlee Rojas had two hits and drove in both runs.

Caesar Rodney 6, Delmar 2: The Riders used a four-run third inning to take control.

Winning pitcher Gracie Tuxward allowed five hits while Jaylee Backus had an RBI double.

Josie Hollaman and Logan Walls had multiple hits for the Wildcats.

Kent Island, Md. 10, Sussex Academy 2: The Seahawks dropped a non-conference decision in their opener.

College lacrosse

Hens’ DiSimone honored: Delaware senior Dean DiSimone was named the CAA Player of the Week in men’s lacrosse after scoring a career-high six goals in the Blue hens’ 16-13 win at Michigan on Saturday.

One of DiSimone’s six goals this past weekend was his 50th career goal as he climbed into the top-30 in program history. On the year, he is tied for second on the team with 17 goals, along with five assists for 22 points.

College track & field

Wolverines, Hornets shine at meet: The Wesley College men’s track & field team opened their outdoor season with 11 top-five finishes at the Ursinus Invitational on Saturday.

The Wesley men swept the sprints with Kai Cole, John Heriot and TySean Cousar winning the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes. Cole won the 100 with a time of 10.79 seconds. Heriot crossed the line in 21.88 seconds in the 200 while Cousar finished the 400 in 52.32 seconds.

Javonte Freeman picked up a win in the 110-meter hurdles (15.23 seconds).

On the women’s side, the Wolverines’ Evelina Sloboh won the 100-meter dash in 12.03 seconds. Jourdyn Beverly led the women’s field events with wins in the discus (34.04 meters) and shot put (10.99 meters).

Delaware State also competed at the meet Kavante Dawson finishing first in the 400 hurdles (58.37 seconds),

Also for the Hornets, Forrest Booker placed first in the triple jump (13.45 meters).

For the DSU women, Donyae Shelton finished first in the 400-meter hurdles (1:10.70) while Ahnrea McCaskill was first in the high jump (1.55 meters).

College golf

Wesley 7th in meet: Wesley College placed seventh out of 10 teams in the Swarthmore/Neumann Spring Invitational at Rock Manor Golf Club in Wilmington on Sunday.

Josh Covey paced Wesley with an 80 while Kevin Polk and Cody Simet shot an 84 and 87 respectively. Franklin & Marshall won the tournament with a 316 while the Wolverines carded a 366.

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