Local roundup: Rider volleyball team rallies to nip Indians

Caesar Rodney’s Amanda Eric slams a shot between Indian River’s Natalie Burnshaw and Brandi Mitchell during Tuesday’s volleyball match. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

The Caesar Rodney High girls’ volleyball team rallied for a 3-2 victory over Indian River High on Tuesday night.

The Riders were down 2-0 but won the final three sets to take the match.

Caesar Rodney improved to 2-0 while the Indians dropped to 1-1 on the young season.

Smyrna 3, Delmar 0: Sophia Basler’s six kills paced the Eagles to their first win of the season.

Set scores were 25-5, 25-10 and 25-7.

Dover 3, Sussex Academy 0: The Senators won in straight sets 25-21, 27-25 and 25-21.

Cape Henlopen 3, Seaford 0: The Vikings recorded set wins of 25-5, 25-7 and 25-11 in the victory.

Boys’ soccer

Smyrna 4, Woodbridge 0: Albert Toe’s hat-trick paced the Eagles to their second win in a row to start the season.

Dylan Chi added another goal on a penalty kick for Smyrna (2-0).

Caesar Rodney 7, Milford 0: Zachary Davis, Braden Phillips and Monroe Hite each recorded two-goal games in the Rider victory.

Chikezie Ikwuagwu provided the other goal for CR. Jacob Stant and Spencer Ott each assisted twice.

Lake Forest 9, Design-Lab DE 0: In a game played Monday, William Parker, Lucas Guzior and Cameron Beulah all scored two goals apiece to pace the Spartans.

Lake Forest also got goals from Ryan Vogt, Kade Collins and Cael Moyer as it held advantages of 13-2 in shots and 4-1 in corner kicks.

Freshman Gabrielle Davis of CR taps a shot back over the net against Indian River Tuesday.

Field hockey

Red Lion Christian 3, Sussex Academy 0: The Seahawks were shut out in a nonconference contest.

College soccer

MEN, Wesley 2, Jersey City 1: The Wolverines scored twice in the first half and held on to improve their record to 5-0.

Deekai Gbonimy and Darius-David Robinson had the goals for Wesley. Both goals came in the first six minutes of the game.

WOMEN, Wesley 2, John Jay 0: Two second-half goals allowed the Wolverines to extend their season-opening winning streak to three games in a row on Monday.

Janiah Moore (Caesar Rodney) broke the scoreless tie in the 54th minute when she got a pass at the top of the box from Lauren O’Sullivan on the wing. Moore made a move to make the defender fall and scored over the outstretched arms of the John Jay keeper.

Wesley added an insurance goal in the 86th minute when Mackenzie Forsythe bent a shot around the keeper off an assist from Emily Caldarelli.

Caesar Rodney’s Geena Edmanson trying to block Marianni Chavez Rodriquez of Indian River.

Moore was also named the Atlantic East Conference Offensive Player of the Week after netting four goals in the Wolverines’ first two games. With her eight points and four goals, she moved to third place on Wesley’s career points and goal lists with 76 points and 33 points.

Pair of Wolverines earn awards: Wesley College senior forward Chimaobi Ikwuagwu (Caesar Rodney) and sophomore midfielder Kevin Flores-Gomez were named Atlantic East Conference (Men’s Soccer Players of the Week.

Ikwuagwu earned Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second week in a row after putting away two second-half goals against McDaniel on Friday to complete Wesley’s 3-2 comeback win. Ikwuagwu leads the AEC in points (10) and goals (5).

Flores-Gomez was selected as the Defensive Player of the Week after being an integral part of the defensive midfield for the Wolverines in their 2-0 week and 4-0 start to the season.

College field hockey

Hens drop to No. 13 in poll: Delaware dropped one spot to No. 13 in this week’s Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll.

The Blue Hens (3-3) split two games last weekend with a tough 5-3 loss at No. 3 Maryland before picking up the 1-0 victory over American.

After making her collegiate debut this weekend, Delaware goalie Lizzie Gaebel was named the CAA Rookie of the Week.

The freshman registered seven saves in her debut at No. 3 Maryland Saturday and allowed just two goals in 47 minutes against the Terps’ high-powered offense. Gaebel followed with her first career start on Sunday against American and recorded a shutout with one save in UD’s 1-0 win.

The Hens’ next game, at home against Richmond, has been moved to Thursday at 2 p.m. because of the stormy weather predicted for the weekend.

Wesley’s Fry honored: Wesley College senior back Kasey Fry (Milford) was selected as the Atlantic East Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

Fry helped lead the Wesley defense to two shutouts in two games on the week. She also put away a goal in Wesley’s 4-0 win against Ferrum on Saturday. As a team, Wesley only allowed five shots on goal.

College cross country

Wolverines’ Anastasi honored: Wesley College sophomore Anthony Anastasi was named the Atlantic East Conference Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week.

Against Division I competition, Anastasi recorded a ninth-place finish at the Delaware State Hornet Invitational on Saturday with a time of 18:46.0 and an average mile of 6:02.4. He along with Brighton Dawson placed in the top-10 at the meet.

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