Local roundup: Rider girls edge Smyrna, Dover boys nip Sussex Tech

Lillian Ayers of Caesar Rodney maneuvers through Smyrna defenders Raina Semenick and Julie Snow looking for a shot on goal. (Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh)

Lillian Ayers scored five goals and Kacie Cava netted four as the Caesar Rodney High girls’ lacrosse team edged Smyrna High 14-11 in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division contest Wednesday afternoon.

Eibhlin Steele also had a pair of goals for the Riders. The game was tied 6-6 at halftime before the Riders outscored Smyrna 8-5 in the second half.

Kacie Cava of Caesar Rodney scores a first half goal despite defensive effort by Smyrna goalkeeper Katelynn Porter and teammate Madison Graham.

ShiAnn Steele paced Smyrna with three goals and Taylor Brittingham scored two. Emma Mayew contribued a goal and two assists for the Eagles.

Cape Henlopen 16, Sussex Academy 1: Catherin Frederick and Mallory Jones each recorded a hat-trick in the Viking victory.
Mia Kwan provided the lone goal for Sussex Academy.

Boys’ lacrosse

Dover 10, Sussex Tech 9: Will Niebryzdowski’s four goals paced the Senators to the Henlopen North win.

Demetrius Cave scored three goals while Thomas Gill had a goal and a pair of assists. Dane Zimmerman and Nate Quillin each had three goals for the Ravens.

Lake Forest 8, Indian River 7: Kaidan Fullerton led the Spartans to the Henlopen South victory with a two-goal game.

Caesar Rodney 18, Smyrna 3: Jared Wagenhoffer scored six goals while Josh Cosden and Ryan Carey each followed with four for the Riders.

Noah Longest provided four assists and a goal for CR. Jonathan Guzman led Smyrna with a goal and an assist.

Polytech 21, Sussex Central 7: Five Panther players had three goals or more in the Henlopen North matchup.

Christopher Rutkoski led the way with five goals while Zach Trabaudo, Samuel Slater and Christopher McCallister each netted four. Patrick O’Brien also had a hat-trick for Polytech.

Baseball

Delmarva Christian 7, Holly Grove Christian, Md. 1: Riley Culver and Ben Hobbs combined for 11 strikeouts while holding Holly Grove Christian to just three hits.

Culver drove in three runs offensively. Joseph Jones and Michael Briggs each collected multiple hits for the Royals.

College baseball

Delaware 3, Penn 1: It was a day of firsts for the Blue Hens, as freshman Winston Allen earned his first career win and second baseman Erik Bowren hit his first Blue Hens home run in Delaware’s home win.

The victory improves the Blue Hens (22-17) to a season-best five games over .500. In his first career collegiate start, Allen threw five shutout inn ings holding Penn (12-22-1) to just two hits. The freshman struck out a career-high five batters.

With the game still scoreless in the bottom of the third inning, Bowren gave the Blue Hens a 1-0 advantage hitting a home run off the top of the foul pole in left field. Delaware doubled its lead in the fourth when a Jordan Hutchins ground-ball scored Nick Patten from first base.

The game remained 2-0 until the top of the seventh when Penn added a run off Cole Benjamin cutting the Delaware lead in half. The game remained 2-1 until the bottom of the eighth when Kyle Baker launched his second home run of the season to extend the Delaware lead.
After throwing a scoreless eighth inning with a pair of strikeouts, senior Matt Hornich returned for the ninth, throwing another zero to earn his first save of the season.

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