Local roundup: Riders defeat Smyrna 5-0, Cape tops Polytech 2-0 in North soccer

Smyrna goalkeeper Cassidy Cook fights her way through heavy traffic to block a shot by Jada McCullough of Caesar Rodney in the first half. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Macy Ramsey and Jessie Prillaman each netted two goals and an assist as Caesar Rodney High blanked Smyrna, 5-0, in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division girls’ soccer matchup on Thursday evening.

The victory puts the Riders (4-0 North, 10-1 overall) in control of the division. Every other team in the North has at least two division losses with two games remaining.

Smyrna freshman Sofia Lerro (5) helps prevent CR from scoring with goalkeeper Cassidy Cook backing up the play.

Laynee Ford tallied CR’s other goal while Morgan Desaulniers made six saves. The Riders finished with advantages of 18-9 in shots and 4-0 in corner kicks.

Cassidy Cook made 11 saves for the Eagles (3-2, 6-5).

Lake Forest 5, Laurel 0: Julianna Tyndall scored three goals, including two in the second half, as the Spartans picked up the South win.

Elle Wood and Riley Hastings also scored for Lake Forest, which tallied four of its five goals in the second half.

Cape Henlopen 2, Polytech 0: Lindsey Swontek scored twice, in the 74th and 77th minutes, to give the Vikings the Henlopen North victory.

Cape held edges of 10-2 in shots and 4-0 in corner kicks as Lucy Siranides made a pair of saves.

Alyssa-Lynn Brown stopped eight shots for the Panthers, who were outshot, 10-2.

Sussex Tech 4, Sussex Central 0: Hannah Murphy scored twice to pace the Ravens to the North win.

Allison Beard and Alexis Singh also scored with Macey Hamm stopping nine shots.

Indian River 9, Milford 0: Isabella Binko, Anastasia Diakos and Avery Congleton scored two goals each in IR’s sixth win in a row.

Alicia Strack made 15 saves for Milford.

Delmar 8, Sussex Academy 3: Logan Walls netted four goals and an assist as the Wildcats handed the Seahawks (8-1) their first loss of the season.

Ashlynn Carr added two goals and an assist for Delmar, which led 6-1 at halftime.

Lilly Short, Delaney Smith and Angeliki Rigakos all scored for Sussex Academy.

Woodbridge 4, Seaford 0: The Raiders tallied three second-half goals to put away the South win.

Brooke Joseph, Angel Walker (1 assist), Anahi Morales-Rivera and Alexis Thomas all scored goals for Woodbridge. Angela Zamora Merida made eight saves.

The Blue Jays’ Brianna Jenkins made 18 saves.


Smyrna 5, Woodbridge 3: Trailing 2-0, the Eagles rallied for five runs in the fifth inning to pull out the conference win.

Brendan Davis (2-for-3), Larsen Wilson (2 RBI), Mike Carrow (1 RBI) and Caden Naylor (1 RBI) led Smyrna’s offense.

Logan Strickland, Dylan Leager and Andrew Unterreiner combined to pitch a three-hitter.

Derek Cannon had two of the Raiders’ three hits.

Delmar 3, Milford 1: Linden Carey pitched a complete-game three-hitter to earn the win for the Wildcats.

Jordan Haddaway twice doubled home Hunter VonArx for Delmar.

Sussex Tech 12, Seaford 0: Winning pitcher Noah Covington threw a two-hitter for the Ravens in the five-inning contest.

Covington also had a pair of hits while Robert Locklear doubled and had three RBI.

Zach Adams and Jacob Waldridge accounted for the Blue Jays’ two hits.

Delmarva Christian 10, Lake Forest 7: The Royals overcame an early 4-0 deficit to rally for the victory.

Delmarva Christian, which scored four runs in the fifth and three in the sixth, got multiple hits from Brandon Schlabach, Andrew Workman, Joseph Jones, Ben Hobbs, Chase Hesson and Michael Briggs, who also homered.

Nathan McGray hit a first-inning grand slam for the Spartans with John Forrest adding a double.

Lake Forest was led by John Forrest who doubled and multiple hit game by Nathan McGray.

Delaware Military 13, First State Military 2: Tyler Jenkins had the lone hit for the Bulldogs in the five-inning loss.


Milford 9, Delmar 4: Courtney Kohel and Kalaysia Reynolds both homered for the Buccaneers in the Henlopen Conference win.

Milford led 7-1 after scoring six runs in the top of the second.

Autumn Boothe hit a homerun for the Wildcats.

Sussex Tech 11, Seaford 0: Taylor Wroten pitched a five-inning no-hitter for the Ravens.

North Caroline, Md. 7, Dover 4: The Senators finished with a 10-6 advantage in hits but couldn’t hold a 3-1 lead.

Delaware Military 12, First State Military 0: Carmen Black had the lone hit for the Bulldogs in the loss,


BOYS, Cape Henlopen 17, Tower Hill 5: Jake Dennis netted four goals and an assist in the Vikings’ nonconference win.

Luke D’Ambrogi (3 goals, 1 assist), Landon Best (2 goals, 3 assists), Jacob Brown (2 goals) and Andre Currie (2 goals, 1 assist) were also multiple goal-scorers for Cape. Sean Griffith made six saves.

GIRLS, Indian River 15, Delaware Military 8: Delaney Brannon scored five goals to lead the Indians.

Kealey Allison (4 assists) and Helen Davis (2 assists) added three goals apiece for IR, which got goals from seven different players.

The Indians, who got seven saves from Mya Parks, outshot the Seahawks, 22-9.

College lacrosse

MEN, Towson 9, Delaware 8, OT: The third-seeded Blue Hens rallied to send the game to overtime before falling to the No. 2 Tigers in the CAA semifinals.

Delaware overcame an 8-4 deficit in the final nine minutes of regulation with Will Hirschmann’s goal tying the contest at 8-8 with 2:28 left.

Hirschmann had a team-high four points (two goals, two assists), while junior Joe Eisele tallied his fourth hat trick of the season.
Sophomore Charlie Kitchen made it 17 consecutive games with a goal with two on the night to finish with 37 on the season, the most since Curtis Dickson in 2009.

Defensively, the Blue Hens were led once again by sophomore Matt DeLuca, who had 14 saves.

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