Local roundup: Polytech girls soccer team edges IR in OT, CR girls lax team wins

Dover’s Emilia Matarrese, left, collides into Milford’s Rosie Olives during the first half at Milford on Tuesday. The Senators won the game, 6-0. Delaware State News/Marc

Paxton McGinnity scored in the 82nd minute to lift Polytech High to a 1-0, overtime victory over Indian River in girls’ soccer on Tuesday evening.

Jenna McDuff assisted on the goal, which gave Polytech (2-0) its second straight 1-0 win.

Caesar Rodney 9, Woodbridge 0: Jesse Prillaman collected three goals and an assist to pace the Riders to the victory.

Jada McCullough added a pair of goals for CR, which netted six second-half goals. The Riders’ other goals came from Julia Zipp, Kimmie Glasser (1 assist), Macy Ramsey (3 assists) and Megan Rigsby.

The Raiders’ Janae Craft made eight saves.

Delmar 4, Smyrna 1: Ashlyn Carr tallied two goals and an assist to spark the Wildcats.

Ashlyn Hastings added a goal and two assists for Delmar, which outscored the Eagles, 3-1, in the second half.

Jillian Hoff scored for Smyrna.

Cape Henlopen 9, Laurel 0: Brooke Hollinsworth tallied three goals to lead the Vikings.

Lindsey Swontek (2 assists) and Sydney Zych added two goals each for Cape with Madison Nichols and Madalyn Swontek (2 assists) scoring the Vikings’ other goals.

Milford’s goalie Abbey Allen stops a shot on goal against Dover during the first half at Milford on Tuesday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

The Bulldogs’ Destine Snead made 11 saves.

Sussex Tech 8, Lake Forest 1: The Ravens rolled to the victory in a nonconference matchup.

Sussex Academy 3, Sussex Central 0: Lilly Short tallied the Seahawks’ first two goals in their season-opening victory.

Angeliki Rigakos also scored for Sussex Academy, which got three assists from Delaney Smith and three saves from Breanna Duncan. The Seahawks held advantages of 11-3 in shots and 9-1 in corner kicks.


GIRLS, Caesar Rodney 20, Indian River 9: Noelle Ruggiero (3 assists) scored nine goals and Lillian Ayers added six to power the Riders.

Jessica Crawford scored twice for CR with Rachel Redman stopping 11 shots.

Kealey Allison had four goals to pace the Indians.

St. Thomas More 17, Christiana 2: Zoe Kelly scored five goals with Sophia Stafford (1 assist) adding four as the Ravens won the season opener.

Kayla Cornejo, Jessica Simmons (1 assist) and Maia Olsen all scored twice.


Delmarva Christian 19, St. Thomas More 0: The Royals scored six runs in the first inning to take control.

Andrew Workman, Joseph Jones, Wes Hobbs, Ben Hobbs and Trey Henry all had mutiple hits for Delmarva Christian while Riley Culver and Ben Hobbs combined on a one-hitter.


Delmarva Christian 16, Sts Peter & Paul 0: The Royals took control with an eight-run first inning before finishing with 14 hits.

College baseball

Delaware 7, LaSalle 3: Senior Calvin Scott delivered an eighth-inning, three-run home run for the Blue Hens in the opening round of the Liberty Bell Classic.

Scott finished with four RBI.

Freshman Joey Haass (Polytech) earned his first career start, pitching the first three innings. After allowing two runs in the first, he followed with a pair of shutout innings.

Georgetown 10, Delaware State 5: The Hornets scored the first run of the game, but allowed the next nine in the loss.

Todd Henry and Miguel Rivera (Polytech) had three hits each for the Hornets (2-21), accounting for six of the team’s seven in the game.

Washington College 10, Wesley 4: The Wolverines fell behind 7-0 after four innings in the nonconference loss.

Kevin Schmitt hit his first collegiate home run on a solo shot to left field for Wesley (6-8) while Chris Seibert had a two-run single.

College softball

Penn St.-Brandywine 13, Wesley 12: The Lions scored eight unanswered runs over the final two innings to rally past the Wolverines (10-6).

Dori Loukopoulos, Bianca Newsom and Amanda Curry each tallied three hits in the loss. Loukopoulos scored three times and drove in three runs on a home run in the first inning.

The nightcap was tied 2-2 when it was called because of darkness.

College lacrosse

WOMEN, Delaware 11, San Diego State 10: Junior Maggie McCarthy took a feed from Becky Gohsler and scored the game-winner with just 4:45 left to lift the Blue Hens.

Chantae Simms caused three turnovers and grabbed a career-high seven ground balls while senior Taylor Carpentier finished with 11 saves.

Salisbury 20, Wesley 4: Fallon Fore netted a pair of goals for the Wolverines (5-2), who dropped their Capital Athletic Conference opener against the No. 3 Sea Gulls.

Paige Brehm and Bailey Grey added Wesley’s other goals while Shelby Schirmer tallied nine saves.

College basketball

DSU Tavakalyan in 3X3 tourney: Delaware State senior guard Artem Tavakalyan is one of 128 men’s basketball college seniors selected to compete in the first 3X3 National Championship.

The event will be held from Friday to Sunday in San Antonio, Tex., site of the NCAA Final 4.

Tavakalyan had his best year with the Hornets this past season. He was tops among Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference players in three-point accuracy at .421.

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