Local roundup: Polytech edges Smyrna in boys’ lacrosse

Polytech High edged Smyrna, 10-9, in Henlopen Conference Northern Division boys’ lacrosse on Wednesday to post its third straight win.

Chris Rutkoski and Patrick O’Brien had three goals and one assist each for the Panthers (4-2 North, 9-4 overall), who led 6-3 at halftime.

Jake Kaiser (1 assist) netted five goals for the Eagles while Wesley Ogden scored twice. Smyrna (1-5 North, 5-7) had a four-game winning streak snapped.

Caesar Rodney 15, Tower Hill 1: Jacob Copio collected five goals and four assists as the Riders rolled to the nonconference win.

Jared Wagenhoffer (1 assist) added four goals for CR with Noah Longest (1 assist) and Demetrius Stevenson both scoring twice.

Tyler Gross made four saves as the Riders outshot the Hillers, 41-6.

Dover 19, Sussex Central 4: With the game tied 3-3 after the first quarter, the Senators outscored the Golden Knights, 16-1, the rest of the way to earn the North win.

Dover (3-3 North, 10-4) has won four games in a row.

Milford 21, Delmar 12: Conor Christie (2 assists) netted six goals and Alex Herka (1 assist) had five to lead the Buccaneers to the South victory.

Jonathan Gaglione (4 goals, 2 assists) and Dallas Rhodes (3 goals, 1 assist) also led Milford while Shane Gaglione made nine saves.

Smyrna defender Jake Kaiser reaches in trying to knock ball away from Zachary Trabaudo of Polytech Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Cape Henlopen 14, Sussex Tech 7: The Vikings scored five unanswered goals in the third quarter to open up a 10-3 lead before picking up the North win.

Ten players scored goals for Cape led by two each from Gregory Boyce (1 assist), Erik-Stephane Stancofski and Jacob Brown. Brendan Kane made 12 saves as the Ravens held a 27-26 edge in shots.

Nate Quillen (1 assist), Daniel Wilson (1 assist) and Edwin Lange all scored twice for Sussex Tech while Hunter Severs made 13 saves.

GIRLS, Caesar Rodney 21, Indian River 9: Freshman Lillian Ayers (1 assist) tallied seven goals to pace the Riders to the conference victory.

Kacie Cava (5 goals, 1 assist), Sawyer Walker (4 goals, 3 assists) and Madeline Bennett (3 goals) were also mutiple goal-scorers for CR, which outshot the Indians, 33-21.

Rachel Redman made nine saves for the Riders, who outscored IR, 10-2, in the second half.

Alexis Haden scored five goals for the Indians.

Polytech 12, Smyrna 6: Maddie McKay had five goals and four assists to pace the Panthers to the Henlopen win.

Cam Dennis added four goals while Shae Stephan made 13 saves for Polytech, which held a 7-2 halftime lead.

Madeline Wilber and Juliana Kolakowski had two goals each for the Eagles with Katelynn Porter making 16 saves. Polytech outshot Smyrna, 34-19.

Cape Henlopen 17, Sussex Tech 0: The Vikings netted 12 first-half goals en route to the win.

St. Thomas More 17, Christiana 1: The Ravens picked up the win over the Vikings.


St. Thomas More 18, Christiana 5: Ben Stant’s first-inning grand slam sparked an 11-run outburst for the Ravens.

Matt Torbert went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles while Robbie McElligott was 3-for-4 with a triple, double and three runs scored.

Seaford 10, Laurel 5: Winning pitcher Dylan Allen had two hits and scored three runs in the Blue Jays’ conference win.

Bryan Widdowson (2 runs) and Dylan Nibblett both doubled for Seaford.

Perez Nichols homered and scored twice for the Bulldogs.

Sussex Central 6, Polytech 5: Brady Bowden singled home Hunter Marvel with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Golden Knights.

In the back-and-forth Henlopen Conference game, played on Tuesday, the Panthers overcame a 4-0 deficit to tie the score at 4-4 and then 5-5. Miquel Rivera’s two-out single scored Brent Buckson with the tying run in the top of the seventh.

Trey Toppin, who homered, and Trevor Collins had two hits apiece for Central.

Brendon Davis had a two-run triple for Polytech.


Lake Forest 4, Delaware Military 3: Abby Collins drove in the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift the Spartans (12-2) to their eighth win in a row.

Mya Maddox went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBI while Collins and Grace Aguilar had two hits each. Kerrigan Simpson pitched a six-hitter.

Milford 8, William Penn 0: Morgan Abbott pitched a four-hitter to earn the shutout for the Buccaneers.

Darby Brennan and Morgan Petty had two RBI apiece for Milford, which scored six runs in the fifth.

Sts. Peter & Paul 12, St. Thomas More 2: The Ravens had six hits in the loss.

Indian River 8, Parkside 5: The Indians scored the final five runs to rally for the win on Tuesday.

Winning pitcher Abigail O’Shields struck out 11.

Girls’ soccer

Dover 4, Sussex Academy 0: Ally Manifold netted a goal in each half for the Senators on Tuesday.

Zaria Henry and Taylor Hutchins also scored goals while Brittney Rosello made five saves. The Senators outshot the Seahawks, 10-5.

Delmarva Christian 2, Woodbridge 1: Hannah Slacum scored a pair of second-half goals to lift the Royals (5-6).

Janae Craft netted a first-half goal for the Raiders with Alyssa Burhop making four saves.

College softball

Hens ousted from CAA: Delaware lost to UNC-Wilmington, 11-3, and then 5-0 to Charleston to be eliminated from the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament.

The fifth-seeded Blue Hens finish the season with a record of 24-29.

College golf

Hens finish 15th in regional: The Delaware women’s golf team carded its lowest round of tournament with a 308 score on Wednesday as the Blue Hens concluded their 2season by finishing in 15th place at the NCAA Columbus Regional.

Delaware, which fired a 320 on Monday and a 310 on Tuesday, placed 15th out of 18 squads with a three-round total of 938.

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