Local roundup: Senators rally to defeat Riders 5-1 in field hockey

Dover’s Superia Clark, right, celebrates her first-half goal with teammates during Tuesday night’s 5-1 home field hockey victory over rival Caesar Rodney. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Dover High overcame an early one-goal deficit to down Caesar Rodney, 5-1, in Henlopen Conference field hockey on Tuesday evening.

The victory was the third-straight for the Senators (4-3 in conference, 4-4 overall) as well as their fifth in a row over the Riders.

Chelsea Johnson scored a goal in each half for Dover with Superia Clark, Alanya Gigliotti and Bryanna Stamas adding the Senators’ other goals.

Dover’s Chelsea Johnson watches her first half goal as CR’s Margaret McCarthy tries to defend.

Dover held advantages of 22-3 in shots and 8-3 in corners as Kyra Woodard made two saves.

Jessie Prillaman tallied a goal in the first nine minutes for CR with Lauren Chaulk stopping 15 shots.

St. Thomas More 8, Christiana 0: Seoyoung Kim tallied a pair of goals to lead the Ravens.

St. Thomas More’s other goals came from Julia King, Liliana Fannin, Jane Godfrey, Maia Olsen, Christine Giuttari and Allison Windham.

Polytech 3, Sussex Central 0: Mackenzie Estrada, Lacy Bayley (1 assist) and Mairead McKibbin (1 assist) all scored for the Panthers.

Holly Rembold made a pair of saves for the Panthers, who outshot the Golden Knights, 32-2.

Central’s Kianna Kelley stopped 22 shots.

Lake Forest 9, Woodbridge 0: Elle Wood, Grace Aguilar (1 assist) and Maycee Collison all scored twice to pace the Spartans.

Jessica Tyndall (1 assist), Hailey Moore and Julianna Tyndall (2 assists) added goals for Lake Forest, which outshot the Raiders 27-0.

Woodbridge’s Katie Adams made 18 saves.

Delmar 11, Laurel 0: Ashlyn Carr netted three goals as the unbeaten Wildcats (7-0) posted their seventh-straight shutout.

Josie Hollamon (2 assists), Morgan Bradford and Anna Webster (1 assist) all scored twice for Delmar, which led 6-0 at halftime.

Laurel’s Kaegen Brittingham and Jillian Harwood combined for 28 saves.

Boys’ soccer

Appoquinimink 4, Caesar Rodney 1: The Riders closed within 2-1 on Spencer Ott’s goal in the 42nd minute but the Jaguars tallied the final two goals to put away the win.

Matthew Meadows netted a pair of first-half goals for Appo, which finished with advantages of 12-10 in shots and 3-2 in corner kicks.

CR’s Dillon Rahe had seven saves.

Indian River 3, Sussex Central 2: Jared Cordoba scored on a penalty kick in overtime to lift the Indians.

Yves Graf netted IR’s first two goals as the Indians came back from a 1-0 halftime deficit. Zachary Neal made a pair of saves as the Indians held advantages of 24-3 in shots and 11-3 in corner kicks.

Johnny Garcia tallied both Central goals, tying the contest in the 80th minute. Watson Dorsinvil made 13 saves.

Sussex Academy 1, Sussex Tech 1: Tech’s Trevor Daisey tied the contest with a goal in the 79th minute.

Jodi Johnson made eight saves for Sussex Tech, which outshot the Seahawks, 12-9. Both squads had seven corner kicks.

Michael Daniello scored in the 20th minute for Sussex Academy, which got 10 saves from Cole White.

Middletown 2, Milford 1: Erens Mondelus scored in the 66th minute before the Buccaneers felt short.

Jaxson Turner made five saves for Milford, which was outshot 7-4. The Bucs held a 3-1 edge in corner kicks.

Laurel 2, St. Mark’s 2: The Bulldogs tied the contest on a second-half goal before the two teams played to a tie.


Milford 3, First State Military 0: The Buccaneers downed the Bulldogs by scores of 25-22, 25-13, 25-21.

Pacing Milford were McKayla Ryan (5 kills, 2 aces, 1 block, 9 assists), Celia Reinhardt (5 kills, 3 aces) and Nadia Delva (3 kills, 5 aces, 2 digs).

Delmarva Christian 3, Sussex Tech 0: The Royals picked up the win by scores of 25-17, 25-19, 25-22.

Delmarva Christian (10-1) was paced by Hannah Picconi (19 kills, 3 aces, 1 block, 5 digs), Ashlyn Stonebraker (1 kill, 10 digs, 27 assists), Siera Jones (1 block, 17 digs, 2 assists) and Mia Berger (8 kills, 3 digs).

The Ravens were led by Nataleigh Hunter (5 kills, 3 aces, 1 block, 4 digs, 10 assists) and MacKenzie Bender (6 kills).

Wilm. Friends 3, Smyrna 0: The Eagles lost the nonconference decision by scores of 25-14, 25-9, 25-23.

College volleyball

Wesley 3, Gwynedd Mercy 0: The Wolverines opened Atlantic East Conference play with a 25-19, 25-17, 25-17 sweep.

Lindsay Burg recorded her eighth double-double of the season with a 23-assist, 11-dig effort. Burg also dropped in four service aces.

Nya Lightfoot and Elisa Hackendorn each led the Wesley offense with double-digit kills. Lightfoot notched 11 kills on 24 attempts while Hackendorn registered 10 kills on 26 attacks.

Caelli Clifford totaled 16 digs and a pair of aces. Teaghen Vogelsang handed out 11 assists while Jenna Burchfield collected six digs with three aces.

College equestrian

DSU ranked No. 8 nationally: The Delaware State equestrian team has achieved its highest national ranking in program history, holding the No. 8 spot in the National Collegiate Equestrian Association Farnam Team Rankings.

DSU’s best previous ranking was No. 10 in the 2016-17 NCEA preseason poll.

A victory over highly-regarded Fresno State and a 2-0 conference record helped to propel the Hornets back into the national rankings. DelState is 2-2, with its only losses against current No. 4 Baylor and No. 6 Texas Christian.

Delaware State is home for the first time in this season on Sunday against Sweet Briar and Converse College. The competition is set to begin at 10 a.m. at the Dovington Training Center in Felton.

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