Local roundup: No. 2 seed CR tops No. 7 William Penn 4-1 in girls soccer quarterfinals

Second-seeded Caesar Rodney High posted a 4-1 victory over No. 7 William Penn in the quarterfinals of the DIAA Division I girls’ soccer state tournament on Wednesday evening.

The Riders (13-1-1) advance to Wednesday’s semifinals, where they will face No. 4 Middletown at a site and time TBA.

CR, which led 3-1 at halftime against the Colonials, got goals from four different players: Jessie Prillaman, Megan Powers, Macy Ramsey and Kim Glasser.

Morgan Desaulniers made five saves for CR, which finished with advantages of 15-7 in shots and 7-1 in corner kicks.

Padua 5, Cape Henlopen 0: The top-seeded Pandas blanked No. 8 Cape in the Division I quarterfinals.

The Vikings finish with a record of 7-5-1.

Wilmington Charter 1, Sussex Tech 0: The No. 3 Force topped the No. 6 Ravens in the Division I state quarterfinals.

Sussex Tech finishes with a record of 8-5-2.

Softball

Caravel 4, Sussex Central 1: The top-seeded Buccaneers scored twice in both the second and fifth innings in the state quarterfinal victory.

Caravel will host No. 4 Appoquinimink today at 5 p.m. in the semifinals.

The No. 8 Golden Knights (14-6), who outhit the Bucs, 7-5, were limited to a run in the fourth. Kaisey Reed threw a five-hitter for Central.

Appoquinimink 8, Delmar 2: The No. 4 Jaguars scored three runs in the third to snap a 1-1 tie before advancing to the state semifinals.

Tracy Pleasanton and Sydney Tyndall had two hits apiece for the No. 12 Wildcats. Appo finished with a 13-8 edge in hits.

Lacrosse

BOYS, St. Andrews 18, Milford 6: The No. 9 Cardinals took a 10-5 halftime lead on a goal at the buzzer before going onto the first-round state tournament victory.

The Henlopen South champion Buccaneers finish the season at 12-4.

Salesianum 17, Smyrna 0: The top-seeded Sals blanked the Eagles in a first-round tourney win.

GIRLS, Cape Henlopen 19, Archmere 4: The top-seeded Vikings earned their 10th straight trip to the state finals with the decisive win over the No. 4 Auks.

Cape (15-1), which has won the last nine state titles, gets a rematch with No. 2 St. Mark’s (16-0) in Tuesday’s championship game. The Vikings downed the Spartans, 19-7, in last year’s championship game.

The site for the state title game has not been decided yet.

Tennis

Senator girls take lead: Dover High’s took the lead in the girls’ team standings while both Caesar Rodney’s boys and girls remained in contention after Wednesday’s quarterfinals of the DIAA tennis state tournament.

The semifinals are slated for today at 3:30 p.m. with matches being played at the University of Delaware Field House courts, St. Andrews and Middletown.

The Senators’ girls advanced all five entries to the semis and now have 15 points. The Riders, who lost at first singles, have 14 points while Archmere and Tower Hill both have 13.

On the boys’ side, CR and Tower Hill are tied for first place with 14 points apiece after losing one quarterfinal match each. Wilmington Charter and St. Andrews have 12.

Golf

Three Henlopen teams in tourney: Caesar Rodney, Cape Henlopen aand Sussex Tech were among the 10 teams selected to compete in next week’s DIAA state golf tournament.

Appoquinimink, Archmere, Tower Hill, Salesianum, Red Lion Christian, Wilmington Charter and Concord make up the rest of the 10-team field for the two-team event, which starts on Thursday at Odessa National Country Club in Middletown.

The top individuals from the conference tournaments — who aren’t members of the 10 teams that qualified — will also compete for individual honors. Tower Hill has won the last two team state championships.

College baseball

Hens stay alive in CAA: Freshman Billy Sullivan struck out 11 as Delaware topped Hofstra, 3-1, on Wednesday night to stay alive in the CAA Tournament.

The Blue Hens lost a 2-1 heartbreaker to UNC-Wilmington earlier in the day in the double-elimination tourney being played at James Madison. Delaware couldn’t hold a 1-0 lead in the contest with the Seahawks scoring a run in the bottom of the ninth for the walkoff win.

Delaware plays again today at 7 p.m. against an opponent TBA.

Sullivan now has 95 strikeouts this season to break the school record for a freshman.

College track & field

Wesley coach honored: Wesley College coach Stephen Kimes and 10 Wesley men’s track & field athletes were recognized by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on their All-Mideast Region team.

Kimes, who is in his sixth year at Wesley, was named the Mideast Men’s Coach of the Year for the second time in his career. Kimes led the Wolverines to their first-ever team title at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships and a runner-up finish at the Captial Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

The Wolverines also qualified six men to the upcoming NCAA Division III National Championships.

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