Local roundup: No. 5 Princeton rallies for 4-2 field hockey win over No. 13 Hens

Fifth-ranked Princeton scored a pair of goals 65 seconds apart in the final 17 minutes to pull out a 4-2 victory over No. 13 Delaware in field hockey on Sunday afternoon.

The Blue Hens (4-4) knotted the score at 2-2 when a Greta Nauck was deflected in by Femke Strien just four minutes into the second half.

Nauck scored a first-half goal for Delaware and is now seventh in CAA history with 74 career goals and eighth with 173 career points.
Senior goalie Sydney Rhodes collected a career-best nine saves while facing a career-high 20 shots and registering a 69.2 save percentage.

Delaware is 15-14-3 all-time against Princeton.

College soccer

MEN, Stanford 3, Delaware 0: The Blue Hens held their own against the three-time defending national champion Cardinal before falling at Cagan Stadium.

Delaware (1-5) held an 11-8 shot advantage and a 3-2 edge in corner kicks against Stanford, but could not capitalize.

The Cardinal (3-0-3), which is receiving votes in this week’s national poll, took control early on a pair of Amir Bashti goals just 1:41 apart in the first half. The Hens’ best chance of the half came when Halvard Ramstad’s header from 12 yards out went off the right goalpost.

WOMEN, Delaware State 1, Mount St. Mary’s 1: The Hornets got a goal with less than four minutes remaining in regulation to earn the tie.

Jade Washington beat Mount St. Mary keeper Maggie Barron off a pass from Alyssa Coustenis for her team-leading fourth goal of the season to tie the match.

Washington’s four goals are the most in a season by a Hornet since 2014 when Chelsea Boursiquot posted a school-record six and Paige Wilcox tallied four.

This marks the second year in a row that the Hornets and Mount have played to a tie.

College football

Two Wolverines honored: A pair of Wesley College football players earned New Jersey Athletic Conference player of the week honors with quarterback Khaaliq Burroughs the award for offense and running back Xavier Drummond earned it for offensive rookie.

Burroughs completed 17-of-22 passes for 259 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in the first half of the Wolverines’ 62-0 voctory over the colloge of New Jersey on Friday. Burroughs leads the NJAC in pass efficiency (211.8) and ranks second in total offense (276.0 yards per game).

Drummond (Sussex Tech) had two carries for 116 yards in his collegiate debut, including an 86-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter for his first career points. His 86-yard run currently stands as the longest rush from scrimmage by an NJAC player this season.

College basketball

Wesley to face Princeton: Wesley College men’s basketball coach Dean Burrows announced that the Wolverines will play a game at Division I Princeton this coming season.

The Wolverines and the Tigers will play on Jan. 27 at Jadwin Gymnasium on Princeton’s campus. The matchup with Princeton gives Wesley two Division I opponents on its upcoming schedule.

The Wolverines open the season at Towson on Nov. 11. Last season, Wesley played Delaware and in the 2015-16 season, the Wolverines played Elon.

College volleyball

Wesley wins twice: Wesley picked up a pair of wins on Sunday, sweeping Valley Forge Patriots and Washington Adventist.

Wesley downed Valley Forge, 25-9. 25-11, 25-13. Regan Healey picked up a double-double against Valley Forge with a career-high 20 kills, along with 13 digs. Healey also added three block assists, two assists and a service ace.

Healey collected another double-double as Wesley downed Washington Adventist, 25-4, 25-15, 25-20. Healey registered 12 digs and a team-high 10 kills.

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