Local roundup: Panthers blank Newark 20-0 in girls lacrosse opener

Polytech’s Lauren Apter shoots in a goal against Newark at DE Turf on Friday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Polytech High started the season with a 15-goal first half before blanking Newark, 20-0, in girls’ lacrosse on Friday afternoon.

Friday was the opening day for high school spring sports in Delaware. Wet field conditions caused the postponement of most of the baseball and softball schedules.

Ten different players tallied goals for Polytech, which went 9-7 after losing in the first round of the DIAA state tournament a year ago.

Polytech’s Holly Rembold lines up her shot for a goal in the second half against Newark.

MacKenzie Estrada (5 goals, 3 assists), Claire Fuchs (4 g, 2 a), Holly Rembold (2 g, 2 a), Lauren Apter (2 g, 1 a) and Jazmine Winfield (2 g, 1 a) were all multiple goal-scorers for the Panthers. Carleigh Knotts made a pair of saves as Polytech out-shot the Yellowjackets, 27-3.

Dover 18, Delaware Military 5: Riley McQuaide netted six goals and an assist to pace the Senators in their opener.

Madison Small added five goals and a pair of assists for Dover, which led 10-3 at halftime.

Kyleigh Dill (3 assists) and Ava Niebrzydowski (1 assist) netted three goals apiece with Regan Torbert making eight saves.

Caesar Rodney 15, Caravel 6: Noelle Ruggiero scored five goals and Lilly Ayers added four as the Riders opened with a win.

CR, which led 8-3 at halftime, also got three goals from Graycie Bachman and two from Kyleigh Comstock. Sarah Gates made 10 saves for the Riders as both team took 19 shots.

BOYS, Sussex Tech 15, Wicomico, Md. 4: The Ravens used a 5-0 second quarter to break out to an 8-2 halftime lead.

Cody Coleman netted four goals with Benjamin Yelverton (5 assists), Edwin Lange, Demitri Wilson and Gian Singh all scored twice. Matthew McLaughlin made nine saves as Sussex Tech held a 49-24 edge in shots.

Archmere 14, Polytech 7: The Auks downed the Panthers in their opener.

Girls’ soccer

Sussex Tech 2, Appoquinimink 1: Freshman Lilly Short netted a pair of goals in an 11-minute stretch of the second half as the Ravens pulled out the win.

Valencia Whealton made six saves for Sussex Tech, which was out-shot, 8-5. Both teams had seven corner kicks.

Delmarva Christian 10, Sussex Central 5: Sophomore Grace Fetterman tallied five of her seven goals in the second half to pace the Royals.

Mara Agapito added two goals and an assist with Sara Walton also scoring for Delmarva Christian, which got four saves from Layne Morris. The Royals held advantages of 20-9 in shots and 14-2 in corner kicks.

Freshman Bayleigh Perdue scored the Golden Knights’ first four goals with Kimberly Briceno-Tovar adding the other. Nigeria Edwards had seven saves.


Archmere 14, First State Military 0: The Bulldogs were out-hit, 11-3, in dropping their opener.

College baseball

Delaware State 5, Coppin State 1: Garrett Lawson (Dover) threw eight solid innings to lead the Hornets in a MEAC North series opener.

Lawson (3-2) allowed seven hits and one unearned run while striking out nine and walking four. DSU (1-3 MEAC, 6-12 overall) snapped a five-game skid.

Third baseman Jared Gillis (Smyrna) was 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI, while Todd Henry and John Weglarz had two hits and an RBI each.

Delaware 5, James Madison 3: The Blue Hens opened their CAA schedule with a road win.

Junior Brandon Walter tossed 6.1 innings, allowing just one earned run on six hits, while striking out 10. He now has allowed only two earned runs in his past 21.1 innings.

Relievers Winston Allen and Derek Wakeley allowed just two hits in the final 2.2 innings.

Senior Kevin Mohollen went 3-for-5 with two runs scored while sophomore Jordan Hutchins (Dover) went 3-for-4 with a run scored. Senior Vinny Vacccone had two hits and two RBIs.

College lacrosse

WOMEN, Delaware State 14, Howard 11: Tamrin Swann and Olivia Summerville scored three goals each, while Emmy McGill added two goals and an assist to lead the Hornets.

The win snapped a 23-game losing streak for the Hornets, whose last win was also against Howard, 17-14, on March 26, 2017. The game featured seven ties and four lead changes.

Nine players scored for DSU, including the first career goals for Briana Fynes, Emily Campanelli and Nicole Burch.

With the contest tied 11-11, the Hornets regained the lead for good on a goal by Campanelli with 4:12 left. Aniya Aiken and Burch added insurance scores in the closing moments.

College basketball

Wesley’s Cameron wins ECAC award: Wesley College junior guard Brian Cameron was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Player of the Year on Friday.

Cameron tallied 26.6 points per game, fourth-best in the country, and set a program record in scoring with 718 points. He also ranked sixth in the nation in total field goals made (244), seventh in field goal attempts (494) and 24th in three-point field goal percentage (.444).

Cameron hit double figures in all but one game on the year and scored 20 or more points in 23 of Wesley’s 27 games.

College equestrian

DSU’s Fournier honored: Delaware State sophomore Gabrielle Fournier has been named to the All-United Equestrian Conference Fences team.

Fournier’s season was highlighted by her selection as the National Collegiate Equestrian Association’s Equifit Equitation Over Fences September Rider of the Month after posting a perfect 4-0 Fences record for the month, with each victory against a nationally-ranked opponent. Her average winning margin was 29.5 points during the period.

Delaware State is the No. 2 seed in the United Equestrian Conference Tournament this weekend.

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