Local roundup: Miller powers unbeaten Smyrna to 11-0 softball win over Charter

Sarah Miller homered and drove in five runs as the Smyrna High softball team downed Wilmington Charter 11-0 in a five-inning softball contest Monday afternoon. The Eagles remained unbeaten and improved to 4-0.

Laiken Zay also had a home run for Smyrna. Alexis Moore led the team with four hits.

Payton Dixon earned the shutout in the circle by striking out eight and scattering two hits.

Dover 20, Christiana 0: The Senators scored 10 runs in the first inning for their fourth victory of the young season.

Kaila Quick and Alayna Gigliotti each homered for Dover while Jayla Davis had a double and a triple.

Delmarva Christian 11, Woodbridge 6: Kandice Schlabach provided a home run in the Royal victory.

Ashlyn Stonebraker and Olivia Giltner each tripled while Jordyn DiFava and Sieraa Jones had doubles for Delmarva Christian. Makenzie Masten had a double to lead Woodbridge.

Baseball

Woodbridge 5, Delmarva Christian 2: Derek Cannon struck out five to earn the win and also added two RBI at the plate.

Riley Culver paced Delmarva Christian with two hits, including a double.

Sussex Tech 5, William Penn 1: Matt Warrington struck out 12 during 5.1 innings of one-hit ball to lead the Ravens.

Warrington also went 3-for-4 and knocked in a run offensively.

Delmar 13, Salisbury Christian, Md. 0: Jack Ford and Aaron Rhodes combined for the three-hit shutout.

Girls’ soccer

Cape Henlopen 8, Woodbridge 0: Lindsey Swontek scored three times and added a pair of assists as the Vikings improved to 3-0.

Delmarva Christian 3, Laurel 0: Grace Fetterman netted two goals and an assist to pace the Royals to the victory.

Boys’ lacrosse

Delaware Military Academy 12, Milford 4: Alex Herka and Jonathan Gaglione each scored a pair of goals in the nonconference defeat for the Buccaneers.

Delmarva Christian 12, Delcastle 10: Hunter Smith and Trevor Davies netted three goals apiece and the Royals continued their undefeated start to the season at 3-0.

Girls’ lacrosse

Cape Henlopen 17, Sussex Academy 2: Chloe Schaeffer, Meredith Lockwood, Emily Monigle and Elizabeth Rishko each recorded a hat-trick for the Vikings.

Ursuline 16, Polytech 6: Jazmine Winfield scored three goals and Claire Fuch had two but the Panthers dropped the nonconference matchup.

Archmere 14, Caesar Rodney 3: Jessica Crawford, Lillian Ayers and Graycie Bachman had the Rider goals in the nonconference defeated

College lacrosse

MEN, Kurtz sweeps CAA awards: Tye Kurtz set a CAA record for points in a game with 10 in Delaware’s 15-7 road win over Fairfield this past Saturday. His seven goals and three assists helped the Blue Hens improve to 8-2, the best start for the program since 2006.

For his efforts, he was named the CAA Player and Rookie of the Week. He is the first player since April 28, 2014 to take home both awards in the same week.

He is the first player in CAA history to reach 10 points in a league game and the first to reach it in any game since 2013. The marks are the highest by any Blue Hen since Curtis Dickson scored eight and had 10 points against Albany in 2010. On top of the offense, Kurtz added five ground balls on the day.

WOMEN, UD earns pair of honors: Seniors Caroline Farley and Chantae Simms were named the CAA Player and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, by the CAA.

Farley totaled 19 draw controls, six goals, three assists, three ground balls and three caused turnovers for the Blue Hens. In Wednesday’s 18-8 win against Oregon, the attacker tied her own school record and set a Delaware Stadium record with 12 draw controls while adding a career-high four goals and six points.

Simms tallied 10 ground balls and eight caused turnovers in Delaware’s triumphs. The defender tied a career-high with six caused turnovers and tied a season-best with six ground balls versus the Ducks. Her six caused turnovers were good to tie for second in Delaware Stadium history and third all-time in program history while her six ground balls ties for third in the Delaware Stadium record book.

College softball

Wesley’s Monzo earns AEC honor: Wesley College freshman catcher Gabriella Monzo was named the Atlantic East Conference Player of the Week on Monday.

Monzo hit .750 for the week with six hits, six runs batted in, two doubles and a run scored. In Wesley’s 12-1 win over Marywood on Saturday, she went 3-for-3 with a season-high five RBIs.

It is the third time in four weeks that Wesley has been represented by at least one player on the softball weekly awards.

UD’s Mendoza wins weekly award: Delaware freshman second baseman Brittney Mendoza was named the Colonial Athletic Association Softball Rookie of the Week on Monday.

Mendoza batted .438 during the Blue Hens’ five games last week, leading the team with seven hits, four runs scored and three doubles while ranking second with four RBI.

She went 3 for 3 with a double, triple, homer and two RBI in Wednesday’s 6-1 victory over Saint Joseph’s, before adding four hits during the weekend series win at Hofstra.

Mendoza had two hits including a double during the first game with the Pride on Saturday, and added an RBI single in the second game. She then delivered an RBI double and scored a run in Sunday’s 4-3 win over Hofstra.

Women’s golf

Hen golfer ties for first: Thitaree Sakulbunpanich tied for first place among the individuals while Delaware placed second in the team standings during a record-setting performance this week at the Edisto Island Invitational.

Sakulbunpanich, who carded a 69 and then a school-record 65 on Sunday, fired a 73 during Monday’s final round on the par 71, 5,902-yard Plantation Course at Edisto, tying for first place at six under par. Kate Owens of James Madison, who also finished at six under, and Sakulbunpanich shared medalist honors at the tournament.

Sakulbunpanich’s 207 score established a 54-hole program record, breaking the previous mark of 209 set by current assistant coach Andi Slane at the 2015 CAA Championship.

After carding team rounds of 296 and a school-record 278 on Sunday, Delaware fired a 296 score on Monday to finish second out of 16 squads. Delaware’s 870 total is also a 54-hole UD record, four shots better than the 874 score set earlier this spring at the Kiawah Island Spring Classic.

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