Local roundup: McKay’s OT goal lifts Polytech past Dover 9-8, Rider boys triumph

Polytech’s Madilyn McKay gets the ball knocked out of her net by Dover’s Ashley Manifold, left, and Grace Gast during matchup at Dover. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Madi McKay’s overtime goal gave Polytech High a 9-8 victory over Dover in Henlopen Conference girls’ lacrosse on Wednesday night.

The Panthers rallied from a 5-2 halftime deficit to improve to 4-0 in conference, 6-1 overall.

McKay netted four goals, MacKenzie Estrada had two and Claire Fuchs (1 assist), Cecilia Carter and Jazmine Winfield all added one goal each for Polytech. Shannon Stephan made 24 saves for the Panthers, who were outshot, 33-32.

Polytech’s Madison Knight is pursued by Dover’s Cydney Barnes during the first half at Dover. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Grace Gast (1 assist) tallied a game-high five goals for the Senators, Riley McQuaide (1 assist) had two and Maddie Small scored the other. Regan Torbert had 23 saves for Dover (1-1, 5-2).

Caesar Rodney 15, Sussex Tech 11: The Riders built a 9-4 halftime lead before picking up the Henlopen victory.

Kacie Cava (4 goals), Lillian Ayers (4) and Noelle Ruggiero (3 goals, 3 assists) were all multiple goal-scorers for CR (4-2), which won its second game in a row.

Kathryn Giles (3 goals, 1 assist), Ella Messick (3 goals) and Morgan Johnson (2 goals, 2 assists) paced the Ravens.

Cape Henlopen 18, Smyrna 4: Mallory Jones, Emily Monigle (1 assist) and Annie Judge had three goals each for the unbeaten Vikings (7-0).

Lola Messick had two goals with Lindsay Monigle adding a goal and seven assists. Vienna Iacona made five saves.

Emma Mayhew and Juliana Kolakowski netted two goals each for Smyrna with Katelynn Porter stopping 10 shots.

BOYS, Caesar Rodney 18, Sussex Tech 3: Sean Wooleyhand and Noah Longest had four goals and two assists each as the Riders improved to 7-0 with the Henlopen North victory.

Polytech’s Mackenzie Estrada and Dover’s Natavia Galloway battle for the ball during the first half at Dover. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Josh Cosden (1 assist) and Kahle Shaner both had three goals with Jared Wagenhoffer (3 assists) and Demetrius Stevenson (1 assist) adding two apiece. Jacob Stant and Jakob Buxton combined for six saves.

Hunter Severs made 10 saves for the Ravens who got goals from Dane Zimmerman, Benjamin Yelverton and Kolby Wyatt.

Milford 17, Sussex Academy 4: Jonathan Gaglione netted eight goals and an assist as the Buccaneers improved to 7-0 with the South victory.

Alex Herka (1 assist) had four goals with Conor Christie adding two goals and three assists for Milford, which outscored the Indians, 10-3, in the second half. Shane Gaglione made nine saves.

Cape Henlopen 18, Smyrna 3: Gabriel Best collected three goals and six assists to pace the Vikings to the North win.

Luke D’Ambrogi (2 assists) also had three goals with Jacob Brown, Jack Dennis (1 assist) and Adem Tekmen (1 assist) all adding two. Eleven players scored for the Vikings.

Sean Griffith and Baxter Travers combined to make five saves.

Delmar 12, Lake Forest 9: The Wildcats topped the Spartans in a Henlopen South matchup.

Kade Collins and Joshua Kennedy had three goals each for Lake Forest.

Sussex Central 14, McKean 0: Derrek Leigh had four goals and Reese Pearson added three to pace the Golden Knights to their second straight win.

Benjamin Campagnone, Taje Batson-Smith and Devin Cave Pearsall all scored twice.


Smyrna 12, Middletown 2: Abigail Mace had a homerun and three RBI in the Eagles’ nonconference win.

Smyrna, which scored six runs in the first inning, got two hits apiece from Kaelyn Press, Olivia Faragher, and Lexi Moore. Sara Miller added a two-run double.

Winning pitcher Payton Dixon threw a five-inning six-hitter with a pair of strikeouts.

Cape Henlopen 7, Red Lion Christian 5: The Vikings scored twice in the top of the seventh to cap off their nonconference win.

Ryleigh Elliott had a pair of doubles for Cape, which had 16 hits.

Girls’ soccer

Wilm. Christian 3, Delmarva Christian 0: Layne Morris stopped 18 shots for the Royals in the loss.

Boys’ volleyball

Delmarva Christian 3, Concord 0: The Royals downed the Raiders by scores of 25-13, 25-12, 25-17.

Delmarva Christian was led by Evan Timko (10 kills, 4 aces), Austin Giltner (6 kills, 1 ace) and Seth Stevens (3 kills, 1 ace, 4 digs, 17 assists).

College baseball

Delaware 8, St. Joseph’s 5: The Blue Hens posted the win behind a 16-hit barrage that featured all nine starters reaching base.

Delaware (18-16) received multiple hits from six different players including Nick Patten, Kyle Baker and Jordan Hutchins who all drove in multiple runs. Hutchins, the Dover High grad, finished with a career-high three RBI.

Polytech product Joey Haass (2-0) pitched the first four innings, allowing just an unearned run and one hit. He struck out two to earn his second consecutive victory.

Towson 6, Delaware State 2: The Hornets (5-29) scored two first inning runs before being blanked the rest of the way.

Todd Henry was the only Delaware State player with more than one hit in the contest. Darnell Maisonet and Cole Garey (Polytech) drove in runs for the Hornets, who were outhit 14-6.

Penn State-Harrisburg 16, Wesley 11: Michael Piccirillo went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored in the Wolverines’ CAC loss.

William Foster and Chris Seibert each tallied two hits, scored twice and drove in a run.

Jason Boc had a two-run triple in the seventh inning and drove in another run in the ninth with a sacrifice fly. Cody Dmiterchik (Cape Henlopen) came across to score twice in the loss.

College lacrosse

MEN, St. Mary’s 12, Wesley 5: Josh Wassum netted two goals with two assists in the Wolverines’ CAC loss.

Zach Farnell recorded two fourth-quarter goals while Zach Weitzel registered a goal.

Dylan Sicca and James Cella each played a half in goal. Sicca stopped 11 second-half shots while Cella tallied eight saves and three ground balls.

WOMEN, St. Mary’s 18, Wesley 5: Paige Brehm paced the Wolverines with four first-half goals along with five ground balls in the CAC loss.

Maddison Cypher recorded the other Wesley goal and caused two turnovers. Shelby Schirmer tied a season-best with 14 saves.

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