Local roundup: Smyrna defeats Dover 3-0 in volleyball

Smyrna’s Marqueisha Bennett spikes against Dover. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Smyrna High downed Dover, 3-0, in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division volleyball matchup on Wednesday afternoon.

The Eagles won by scores of 25-22, 25-10, 25-12 to improve to 3-0 in the North, 4-3 overall.

Smyrna was paced by Hannah Osborne (4 kills, 6 aces, 16 assists), Sophia Basler (12 kills, 3 digs) and Kenley Cook (7 kills, 1 ace, 3 digs).

Smyrna’s Sofia Lerro serves against Dover.

The loss was the first of the season for the Senators (2-1 North, 6-1 overall).

Delmarva Christian 3, St. Thomas More 0: The Royals downed the Ravens, 25-15, 25-9, 25-9, in a three-set victory.

Dover’s Dionna Miller reaches to block Smyrna’s Jennifer Sloven’s shot.

Leading Delmarva Christian were Hannah Picconi (10 kills, 1 ace), Ashlyn Stonebraker (2 kills, 5 aces, 31 assists), Mia Berger (4 kills, 5 aces) and Savannah Stewart (7 kills).

Holly Grove Christian, Md. 3, Delmar 2: The Wildcats dropped the nonconference decision in a five-set match.

Field hockey

Indian River 6, Worcester Prep, Md. 1: Emma Ruley tallied four goals as the Indians won their third game in a row.

Avery Congleton (5 assists) and Kayler Townsend (1 assist) added the other goals for IR, which led 5-0 at halftime.

Allyson Clark made three saves for the Indians, who held advantages of 43-5 in shots and 9-4 in corners.

College soccer

MEN, Wesley 1, Shenandoah 0: Chimaobi Ikwuagwu’s first-half goal lifted the Wolverines (8-1) to the victory.

Jason Sommer made a pair of saves for Wesley, which finished with advantages of 10-7 in shots and 4-2 in corner kicks.

James Madison 4, Delaware 0: The Dukes scored less than five minutes into the match and never looked back.

Goalkeeper Todd Morton made six saves for the Blue Hens (2-6, 1-1 CAA). The Dukes held a 13-9 shot advantage including a 10-3 margin in shots on goal, while Delaware took six of the seven corner kicks on the night.

College volleyball

Wesley 3, Penn State-Brandywine 0: The Wolverines won by scores of 25-13, 25-19, 25-11 on Wednesday.

Elisa Hackendorn paced Wesley with nine kills on 16 attempts. Hackendorn added nine digs and a block assist.

Caelli Clifford had 13 digs on defense. She also served Wesley to 10 consecutive points in the third set with five service aces.

Lindsay Burg handed out 17 assists and chipped in with nine digs and three kills. Teaghen Vogelsang notched 14 assists and three kills.

Wesley 3, Bryn Athyn 0: The Wolverines swept the Lions, 25-13, 25-17, 25-23, on Tuesday night.

Five Wolverines collected six or more kills in the win, led by Regan Healey. Healey totaled 10 kills with 14 digs and a service ace.

It was the sixth consecutive match that Healey has recorded a kill-dig double-double.

Lindsay Burg dished out a team-high 24 assists. Teaghen Vogelsang registered 10 assists along with four block assists.

On defense, Caelli Clifford recorded a game-high 16 digs on the back row.


Dover collecting for hurricane victims: Beginning today, Dover International Speedway will collect hygiene products, cleaning supplies and non-perishable food to aid the victims of Hurricane Florence, track officials announced.

The community and race fans headed to Dover can drop off items to the main Dover International Speedway ticket office (Gate 11) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday, Oct. 6. A tractor trailer supplied by Weis Markets, Dover’s official retail grocery partner, will be positioned near the entrance to the FanZone from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 to collect donations.

Those that donate will be eligible to receive prizes and upgrades, including: Luxury suite passes, Monster Bridge passes, ticket upgrades, Trackside Access passes, Monster Mile merchandise and tickets to the track’s Spring 2019 event weekend.

The effort is in coordination with the NASCAR Foundation’s partnership with Feed The Children to provide relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

Needed items include: Tarps, rakes, diapers, wipes, bleach, mops, brooms, dustpans, work gloves, disposable masks, green pad scrubbers, all-purpose cleaners, non-perishable food items and personal hygiene products.

Anyone with questions about the drive can contact Karen Ptak, with Dover International Speedway, at 302-883-6555 and kptak@dovermotorsports.com.

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