Local roundup: Smyrna, Dover win in boys’ lacrosse

Smyrna High netted seven first-half goals before downing Polytech, 8-3, in Henlopen Conference Northern Division boys’ lacrosse on Wednesday afternoon.

Cullen Porter (1 assist) and Ashton Pelton both scored twice for the Eagles (2-0), who led 7-1 at halftime.

Jason Zeitler (2 assists), Hunter McGuire (1 assist), Jacob Jung and Easley Pierson also scored for Smyrna, which out-shot the Panthers, 27-13. Jung also won 9-of-10 faceoffs.

Christopher McCallister, Samuel Slater and Connor Fuchs scored for Polytech.

Dover 16, Sussex Central 5: The Senators improved to 3-0 overall with the Henlopen North win.

Cape Henlopen 22, Sussex Tech 0: The Vikings tallied 17 first-half goals in the North victory.

James Heid (2 assists), Luke D’Ambrogi (2 assists) and Gregory Boyce (1 assist) all scored three goals with Blake Gipko, Finbar Rishko (2 assists) and Michael Frederick (1 assist) each scoring twice. Thirteen Cape players scored goals.

GIRLS, Polytech 8, Smyrna 7: The Panthers out-scored the Eagles, 5-4, in the second half to pull out the win.

Claire Fuchs (1 assist) tallied three goals for Polytech, Jazmine Winfield and Holly Rembold had two each and Mackenzie Estrada added a goal and two assists. Carleigh Knotts made five saves for Polytech, which held a 23-13 edge in shots.

Jessica Bergold and Emma Mayhew had two goals and an assist each for Smyrna. Madison Graham, Julie Snow and Jenna Davis also scored one goal each with Katelynn Porter making 12 saves.

Cape Henlopen 18, Sussex Tech 1: Meredith Lockwood netted five goals with Chloe Schaeffer (1 assist) adding four in the Vikings’ victory.

Eleven players scored for Cape, which out-shot the Ravens, 27-4.

Nataleigh Hunter scored for Sussex Tech while Breonda Wright made five saves.

Ursuline 16, Sussex Academy 9: The Raiders out-scored the Seahawks, 10-5, in the second half to put away the win.

Bella Kwan (3 assists), Clara Elliott (2 assists) and Annabella Guckes all scored three goals for Sussex Academy, with Peyton Hagy making 14 saves and Grace Scott adding eight,

Stone Ridge, Md. 20, Indian River 3: Morgan McGee scored twice with Drew Szlasa adding the other goal for the Indians.


Cape Henlopen 2, Salesianum 0: Reece Bolton (10 strikeouts) and Alex Hinton combined to limit the Vikings to just three hits.

Ryan Gibbons, Timothy Vitella and Mason Fluharty had hits for Cape (1-1). Fluharty and Samuel Johnson combined to pitch a five-hitter.

Delmarva Christian 23, Design Thinking Academy 2: The Royals scored 15 runs in the first and finished with 25 hits in the win.

Girls’ soccer

Dover 1, Milford 0: Christina Cashion’s goal in double overtime lifted the Senators to the season-opening win on Tuesday night.

Dover finished with advantages of 21-5 in shots and 4-3 in corner kicks.


Seaford 10, Arcadia, Va. 0: Jada Evans pitched a five-inning no-hitter as the Blue Jays improved to 2-0.

Ayanna Cannon went 3-for-4 while Bre Buffalo and Evans both went 2-for-3.

Boys’ volleyball

Delmarva Christian 3, Wilm. Charter 2: The Royals won the last two games to take the hard-fought 19-25, 25-22, 27-29, 25-27, 15-9 win.

Leading Delmarva Christian were Seth Stevens (6 kills, 5 aces, 35 assists), Wyatt Kwiatkowski (9 kills, 27 digs), Anthony Kwiatkowski (7 kills, 4 aces, 7 digs), Layton Rush (7 kills) and Joshua Vonhof (8 kills).

College baseball

La Salle 12, Delaware State 2: The Hornets dropped their third game in a row to fall to 6-15.
Cole Garey (Polytech) was 3-for-4 with a home run and both Delaware State RBI.

Washington College 9, Wesley 2: The Wolverines outhit Washington, 9-5, and stole six bases before falling to 2-14-1.

Wesley scored both runs in the seventh inning. John Joines, Alexander Weber and Jordan Marucci all tallied two hits for the Wolverines while Sutton and Weber each stole two bases.

College lacrosse

WOMEN, Delaware 18, Oregon 8: The Blue Hens built a 10-goal advantage halfway through the second period and never looked back.

Delaware (5-5) finished the first half with a Delaware Stadium-record 13 goals and led the Ducks, 13-6, at intermission.

Mia DeRuggiero led the Hens with 10 points on one goal and a career-high-tying nine assists.

Caroline Farley added a program-record 12 draw controls for the second time in three games to go along with four goals, two assists and two ground balls.

MEN, Delaware Valley 9, Wesley 2: Adam Tewey and Kyle Mackall-Lloyd each put away a second-half goal for the Wolverines in the loss.

Derek Hallock (Dover) scooped up a game-high seven ground balls with two caused turnovers. Logan Wilson caused a team-best three turnovers along with five ground balls.

College softball

Hens split with St. Joe’s: Delaware posted a 6-1 win over Saint Joseph’s in the opener before dropping a 3-1 decision in the nightcap.

Brittney Mendoza finished 3-for-3 with two RBI and three runs scored in the opener while Anna Steinmetz added two hits and crossed the plate twice for the Blue Hens (12-16).

Freshman Katie Stahre (Lake Forest) picked up her first career save with two scoreless frames of relief.

College track & field

AEC honors Wesley athletes: Wesley College women swept the first-ever Atlantic East Track & Field Athlete of the Week awards.

Senior thrower Jourdyn Beverly received the Athlete of the Week award after winning the discus and shot put at the Ursinus Spring Invitational. She also placed second in the hammer with a heave of 37.03 meters (121-6).

Junior sprinter Evelina Sloboh won the 100-meter dash at Ursinus. She finished the 100 in 12.03 seconds, which set a school record and puts her second nationally in Division III in the event.

On the men’s side, the Wolverines’ freshman sprinter, Kai Cole, earned the first AEC weekly award.

Cole opened the outdoor season by picking up a win in the 100-meter dash and a second-place finish in the 200-meter dash at Ursinus Spring Invitational. His 100-meter time of 10.79 seconds sits him first in the Mideast Region and fourth in the nation in the event.

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