Local roundup: Senators dominate North East (Md.) 57-0 for first victory

Dover High’s football team had been through a couple frustrating games to start the season.

But on Friday the Senators took out some of that frustration on North East, Md.

Vonnie Peace reeled off four first-half touchdowns and Dover’s defense scored twice as the Senators dumped North East, 57-0, for their first win of the season.

Peace, Dover’s senior running back, scored on runs of nine, 43, 23 and 70 yards in the first half as the Senators (1-2) opened up a 43-0 advantage by intermission. Dover also scored defensive TDs on a 70-yard interception and a 49-yard fumble return.

In the second half, a 19-yard touchdown run by Gabe Evans pushed the Senators’ lead to 50-0.

Dover opens its Henlopen North schedule at Cape Henlopen next Friday night.

A.I. du Pont 35, Indian River 26: The Indians fell in nonconference action on Friday night.

The Indians were led by a pair of rushing touchdowns from Jalen Holland-Holloway. Hayden Hall and Dalton Hall also added a rushing touchdown each for the Indians.

Indian River dropped to 0-3 on the season.

St. Andrew’s 40, Seaford 0: The Blue Jays fell on the road Friday night.

It snapped a three-game winning streak over St. Andrew’s for Seaford.

Field hockey

Holly Grove Christian, Md. 5, Delmarva Christian 0: The Royals dropped the contest to an out of state opponent.

Boys’ soccer

Newark Charter 5, First State Military Academy 0: First State Military dropped the Diamond State Conference matchup on Friday.

Holly Grove Christian, Md. 3, Delmarva Christian 0: The Royals fell behind 2-0 at halftime and ended up falling 3-0 on Friday.

College volleyball

Delaware State 3, Fairleigh Dickinson 1: Jasmal Cruz topped all players with 29 digs and fellow freshman Anadys Valentin recorded a match-high 18 kills as the Hornets won their second in a row.

The last time DSU won two in a row was 2012, with victories over St. Peter’s and Gardner-Webb. Also, in 13 matches this season, the Hornets have already doubled their win total from 2018 (2-27).

Cruz was one dig shy of her career best in the contest. She tallied 30 digs in the Hornets 3-2 loss to St. Peter’s on Sep. 11.

DSU’s Ryanne Burnett contributed 16 kills and 13 digs in the win to record her second career double-double.

Setter Jelena Dukic had 52 assists and 17 digs, while Nia Scott came off the bench to tally 13 digs.

La Salle 3, Delaware 1: The Blue Hens had their eight-match winning streak come to an end to the hands of La Salle in four sets (14-25, 18-25, 25-17, 11-25).

Senior Maria Bellinger recorded the 23rd double-double of her career with 22 kills and 11 digs, hitting .312 in the match. Classmate Andie Hanus was her usual self with 16 digs and Bailey Pearlman added seven kills with two aces.

College field hockey

St. Joseph’s 4, Delaware 2: The No. 15 Hawks jumped out to an early lead Friday afternoon and the No. 10 Blue Hens were unable to recover en route to a nonconference loss.

With a shutout on the horizon, Delaware freshmen Kate Gourley and Ashlyn Carr (Delmar High) registered goals to put the Hens on board.

Men’s soccer

Wesley 4, Rosemont 0: Justin John-Langba netted a pair of goals to pace the Wolverines.

Andrea Carboni and Luis Cruz also scored for Wesley. Jason Sommer made two saves for the shutout.

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