Local roundup: Rider boys lacrosse team crushes Appoquinimink

Caesar Rodney’s Demetrius Stevenson is congratulated by teammate Jared Wagenhoffer after a second quarter goal against Appoquinimink at CR on Friday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Noah Longest scored six goals as the Caesar Rodney High boys’ lacrosse team defeated Appoquinimink High 15-2 in nonconference action on Friday night.

The Riders remained unbeaten and improved to 10-0. Sean Wooleyhand netted four goals and two assists.

Demetrius Stevenson, Jared Wagenhoffer, Joshua Cosden, Zachary Davis and Nolan Brockmeyer also had one goal apiece for the Riders.

Smyrna 7, Concord 3: Jonathan Guzman and Jason Zeitler each netted a pair of goals to lift the Eagles to a nonconference victory.

Hunter McGuire scored once and had a pair of assists for Smyrna.

Girls lacrosse

Dover 20, Indian River 7: Grace Gast and Riley McQuaide each scored six times in the Senator win.

Madison Small and Angela Poole each contributed a hat-trick for Dover.

St. Thomas More 10, Mount Pleasant 7: Zoe Kelly’s four-goal game led the Ravens in a nonconference contest.

Sophia Stafford scored three times while Jessica Simmons had two goals. Maia Olsen rounded out the St. Thomas More scoring.

Padua 22, Sussex Tech 12: Ella Messick and Kathryn Giles each scored four times as the Ravens dropped a nonconference matchup


Smyrna 8, Sussex Central 6: The Eagles scored twice in the top of the eighth to win an extra-inning contest.

Kaelyn Press, Olyvia Smith and Payton Dixon each doubled for Smyrna. Taylor Evick had a triple for Sussex Central.

Lake Forest 1, Caesar Rodney 0: Lexi Stahre had the game-winning hit in the eighth inning for a Spartan victory.

Abigail Collins went 3-for-4 while Brittany Baker recorded a pair of hits to lead the Spartans.

Laurel 12, Nandua, Va. 6: Nicole Patille homered and doubled to lead the Bulldogs.

Peyton Givans provided three hits for Laurel and Kaegen Brittingham doubled.


Caesar Rodney 18, Lake Forest 6: Matt Atkinson and Austin Russell each had three hits to pace the Rider offense.

Atkinson also drove in three runs while Jackson Rall had a pair of hits and three RBI. Jaden Rivera had three hits to lead Lake Forest.

Caesar Rodney scored a combined 11 runs in the fourth and fifth innings to break the game open.

Sussex Central 11, Smyrna 1: Trevor Collins struck out nine in five innings of work.

Collins also had three hits and three RBI at the plate. Kyle Briggs had a of RBI and a triple.

Nathen Ridgeway, Logan Strickland and Nevin Bell each had a hit for Smyrna.

Washington, Md. 3, Laurel 2: Holden Deihm had a RBI triple while Devon John also drove in a run as the Bulldogs dropped a game out of state.


Caesar Rodney 4, Appoquinimink 2: Jessie Prillaman scored three goals in the first half before she netted her fourth in the second in the Riders’ nonconference win.

College baseball

College of Charleston 5, Delaware 3: The Blue received a three-run blast from first baseman Nick Patten, but ultimately dropped a heartbreaker Friday night.

In the ninth, Delaware placed the tying runs on the corners with two outs in the ninth and ran Kevin Mohollen on a 1-2 pitch. After originally calling Mohollen safe, the umpires met and overturned the call, ending the game.

The Blue Hens (22-18, 7-6 CAA) fell behind early Friday night, as Charleston scored an early three runs (two earned) off starter Kyle Hinton (5-4) in the opening frame. Trying to make a dent in the Charleston lead, Delaware placed a pair of runners on base to begin the second, as Diaz Nardo doubled, and Calvin Scott singled to third. A pair of ground balls ultimately ended the threat.

After the Cougars (28-15, 10-6 CAA) added a run in the second, the Blue Hens answered in the third. Mohollen and Kyle Baker singled for the Hens, bringing up Patten with two outs. The slugger took the first pitch he saw from Charleston lefty Evan Sisk (8-3) to deep left-center hitting a palm tree way past the outfield wall.

The game remained 4-3 until the sixth when Charleston added its fifth and final run of the night on a single.

Delaware placed a runner on base in every inning except the fifth but hit just 4-15 with runners on base.

College lacrosse

MEN, Delaware 17, Drexel 8: The Blue Hens punched their ticket to the CAA Tournament with the win on Friday night.

Will Hirschmann scored seven goals with an assist while Charlie Kitchen followed with five goals. Jose Eisele added a hat-trick.

Delaware only led by one after the first quarter but opened up a big lead by outscoring the Dragons 6-2 in the second quarter.

WOMEN, Delaware 10, Drexel 8: With the victory, the Blue Hens earned their second-straight CAA Tournament berth.

Captain Becky Gohsler led the way with five goals, including the 100th of her career with less than one-minute remaining in regulation. The senior added three draw controls to break the Delaware single-season record and finish regular season play with 75 for the Blue Hens (8-9, 3-3 CAA).

Classmate Taylor Carpentier also reached a career milestone after logging eight saves against the Dragons and became just the sixth player in program history to reach 400 career saves, a mark she obtained in just three seasons.

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