Local roundup: Rider girls soccer team edges Caravel 2-1 in OT, Polytech wins in baseball

Freshman Jada McCullough’s overtime goal lifted Caesar Rodney High to a 2-1 victory over Caravel in girls’ soccer on Monday evening.

It was the third OT win of the season for the Riders (11-1), who own an eight-game winning streak.

McCullough also tied the contest at 1-1 with a first-half goal. Jesse Prillaman assisted on the game-winner with Morgan Desaulniers making five saves.

Both teams finished with 12 shots and five corner kicks.

Polytech 8, Milford 0: Paxton McGinnity netted three goals as the Panthers improved to 6-5.

Kelsie Salazar (3 assists) added a pair of goals while Alyssa-Lynn Brown made four saves for Polytech, which led 5-0 at halftime.

Indian River 5, Smyrna 0: Isabella Binko scored IR’s first two goals in the victory.

Fabrea McCray made seven saves to earn the shutout as IR held advantages of 30-7 in shots and 4-0 in corner kicks.

The Eagles’ Cassidy Cook made 17 saves.

Sussex Academy 3, M.O.T. Charter 1: Lilly Short scored all three of the Seahawks’ goals, including two in the first half.

Delaney Smith assisted on all three goals for Sussex Academy (10-1).

St. Mark’s 6, Laurel 0: The Spartans blanked the Bulldogs in a nonconference matchup.


Polytech 11, Lake Forest 1: Polytech scored eight runs in the first two innings en route to the Henlopen Conference win.

The third straight victory for the Panthers (7-6 overall) gives them a winning record for the first time this season.

Mitch Barter pitched a six-inning five-hitter while Alex Pingatore was 2-for-3 with three RBI. Evan Harris and Chase Rebuck both added RBI triples for Polytech, which had 10 hits in the contest.

Johnny Forrest had two of the Spartans’ hits.

Sussex Academy 20, St. Thomas More 5: The Seahawks finished with 10 hits in the five-inning victory.


BOYS, Dover 13, Caravel 1: Will Niebrzydowski tallied five goals as the Senators improved to 8-4.

Thomas Gill added four goals and an assist with Demetrius Cave-Martin scoring twice. Anthony Tunnell made nine saves for Dover, which outscored the Buccaneers, 8-0, in the second half.

Woodbridge 5, Sussex Academy 4: The Raiders edged the Seahawks in a Henlopen South matchup.

Milford 16, Polytech 15: The Buccaneers outscored the Panthers, 6-4, in the fourth quarter to rally for the win.

Alex Herka (4 goals, 1 assist), Jonathan Gaglione (4 goals), Landen Hajek (3 goals), Charles Hayes (2 goals) Jordan Passwaters (2 goals, 1 assist) and Conor Christie (6 assists) paced Milford. Shane Gaglione made 22 saves.

GIRLS, Padua 12, Dover 11: The Senators (10-3) had a five-game winning streak snapped with the one-goal loss.

Grace Gast (5 goals, 1 assist), Cydney Barnes (3 goals, 1 assist) and Riley McQuaide (2 goals) all scored multiple goals for Dover, which was outshot 33-21.

The Senators’ Britney Miller made 21 saves.

Archmere 21, Polytech 10: Madi McKay collected six goals and an assist for the Panthers in the loss.

Shannon Stephan made 12 saves for Polytech as the Auks held a 31-17 edge in shots.

Indian River 18, Christiana 0: Kealey Allison, Helen Davis and Kaylee Hall all scored twice for IR, which got goals from 15 different players.

Ursuline 17, Sussex Academy 6: Mia Kwan (1 assist) and Clara Elliott scored two goals each for the Seahawks in the loss.


Sussex Central 7, Nandua, Va. 2: The Golden Knights took control with four runs in the fourth, finishing with 12 hits.

Bella Grebe had four hits, pitcher Kaisey Reed earned the win and left-fielder Kailee Abbott made a couple big catches.

Caravel 11, Lake Forest 3: Grace Aguilar had two of the Spartans’ seven hits in the loss.

Delmarva Christian 5, Delmar 0: Camryn Thomson pitched a three-hitter for the Royals who put away the victory with four runs in the sixth.

Boys’ volleyball

Indian River 3, Delmarva Christian 1: The Indians posted a 26-24, 23-25, 25-19, 25-14 victory in a tightly-contested match between downstate’s two boys’ volleyball programs.

Leading IR were Mitchell McGee (29 kills, 1 ace), Alexander Canseco Castro (36 assists) and Michael Barnes (15 kills, 5 aces4 blocks, 13 digs).

College softball

Milford’s Bowe honored again: Milford High grad Nia Bowe was named the MEAC Rookie of the Week in softball for the sixth time this season.

A freshman outfielder for Coppin State, Bowe finished the week with a 3-for-7 performance which included five RBI, two runs, a double and a home run in a doubleheader at Saint Peter’s. Her homer was the 10th of her season, setting a school record.

College baseball

UD’s Sullivan earns CAA award: For the fourth time this season, freshman Billy Sullivan has earned a Colonial Athletic Association weekly award as he was named CAA Rookie of the Week.

Sullivan tossed 6.2 no-hit innings in Delaware’s 3-1 combined one-hitter against Elon Saturday. The Delaware native struck out seven.

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