Local roundup: Popp’s goal gives Polytech field hockey victory

Megan Popp’s goal 34 seconds into overtime was the difference as Polytech High edged Sussex Tech 1-0 in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division field hockey contest on Thursday afternoon.

Mairead McKibbin assisted on the game-winner. The Panthers improved to 5-3-1 overall.

Sussex Tech dropped to 5-5.

Caesar Rodney 1, Milford 0: Rebecca Webb scored the lone goal of the game in overtime to lift the Riders.

Milford out-shot the Riders but Maya Gray made nine saves to record the shutout. Kaydence Black assisted on Webb’s goal.

Cape Henlopen 3, Smyrna 0: Isabella Conte, Samantha Connors and Noelle Sabbagh each netted a goal in the first half for the Vikings.

Cameron Smith dished out a pair of assists and Lily Ashby also assisted on one goal.

Delmar 10, Seaford 0: Josie Hollamon, Mya Kemp, Morgan Fletcher and Logan Walls all scored twice in Delmar’s victory.

Lake Forest 4, Woodbridge 0: The Spartans scored three goals in the first half on their way to a shutout win.

Boys’ soccer

Caesar Rodney 6, Sussex Central 1: Spencer Ott and Lyod Coutilien each scored twice and the Riders remained unbeaten against Henlopen North opposition.

Cape Henlopen 1, Smyrna 1: Gary Hayes tied the game for the Vikings in the second half and the matchup stayed that way until the end.

Daniel Lerro provided a goal for Smyrna in the first half.

Dover 0, Polytech 0: Nothing separated the two teams in a Henlopen North contest on Thursday.

Sussex Tech 3, Milford 0: The Ravens scored all three of their goals in the second half for a Henlopen North win.

John Whealton, Patrick Short and Byron Suarez-Garcia tallied the goals for Sussex Tech.

Sussex Academy 3, Laurel 0: The Seahawks netted a pair of goals in the first half before adding another in the second for the victory.


Smyrna 3, Sussex Central 0: Sophia Basler’s 12 kills paced the Eagles to a 25-14, 25-17, 25-16 win in Henlopen North action.

Cape Henlopen 3, Milford 0: Kathryn Knarr contributed nine kills as the Vikings won 25-9, 25-15, 25-9 in a Henlopen North contest.

Lake Forest 3, Delmar 0: The Spartans took the win in straight sets 25-16, 25-18, 25-14.

M.O.T. Charter 3, St. Thomas More 0: The Ravens fell 25-12, 25-7, 25-9 on Thursday.

Women’s soccer

Delaware 2, Northeastern 1: Sara D’Appolonia scored an overtime goal off a rebound to give the Blue Hens a CAA win on the road.

With the victory, the Blue Hens grabbed their ninth win, the highest single-season total since 2013 and their fourth conference victory, the highest in a season since 2011.

Both D’Appolonia and redshirt freshman Anna Diffendal scored their third goals of the season on the night with Dixon picking up the lone assist for the Blue Hens.

Defensively, Delaware has now held 16 of its past 20 opponents to one goal or less and has allowed just 10 goals in 14 games this fall.

Women’s basketball

UD picked fourth in CAA: Blue Hens were predicted to finish fourth in the Colonial Athletic Association Preseason Poll, as announced Thursday by the league.

Additionally, graduate student Nicole Enabosi and senior Samone DeFreese were picked as Preseason All-CAA honorees.

James Madison was predicted to win it all in 2020 with 81 points and nine first place votes according to a vote of the league’s 10 head coaches.  Behind the Dukes was Drexel (70; 1) defending champion Towson was third with 65 points and Delaware was fourth with 59 points.

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