Local roundup: Strien scores both goals as Hens nip Miami, Ohio 2-1

Junior Femke Strien scored both goals in No. 16 Delaware’s 2-1 field hockey victory over Miami, Ohio at Rullo Stadium on Monday afternoon.

The midfielder tallied her first career penalty stroke in the 23rd minute before collecting the ball out of a scrum in the 37th minute for her second goal.

Redshirt senior Sydney Rhodes recorded four saves for the Blue Hens (2-0). Both of UD’s wins this season have come against 2018 NCAA Tournament teams.

College football

Hens up to No. 22 in poll: Delaware moved up one spot to No. 22 in Monday’s STATS FCS Division I football poll.

The Blue Hens opened the season with a 31-13 win over Delaware State on Thursday night. Delaware begins its CAA schedule with a 7 p.m. game at Rhode Island on Saturday.

College soccer

WOMEN, Delaware 3, Richmond 0: The Blue Hens scored three times in the first 20 minutes en route to the win on Sunday.

It marked the first time since 2015, a span of 75 games, that Delaware had scored three or more goals in a half. The 3-1 start to the season is the best start since 2010 for the Hens.

Marist 5, Delaware State 0: The Hornets fell to 0-4 with the loss on Sunday after being outshot 16-3.

College volleyball

DSU posts win in tourney: The Delaware State volleyball team tipped off its season with one win in four contests at the MEAC/SWAC Challenge this weekend.

The Hornets opened the tourney with losses to Alabama A&M (0-3) and Jackson State (1-3) on Friday. DSU recorded its lone tourney win on Saturday, topping Texas Southern 3-1, and closed out the competition with a 3-1 loss to host Alabama State later in the day.

Anadys Valentin tallied 57 kills (.284 pct.) and 44 digs in the four tournament matches.

College volleyball

Two Hens earn CAA honors: Delaware’s Maria Bellinger was named the CAA Player of the Week, while freshman teammate Lani Mason was tabbed Rookie of the Week.

Bellinger is atop the CAA in kills per set after the opening weekend at 4.40 a frame. This is her third career selection as CAA Offensive Player of the Week.

Mason ranks fourth in the conference with 37 digs.

Local auto racing

Watson posts sixth win: Jordan Watson collected his sixth win of the season at Delaware International Speedway this weekend and extended his points lead as he tries to earn his third Big Block Modified championship.

“I really need to thank Brent Hall for supporting this team and allowing us to make the extensive repairs after having a parts failure last time out,” said Watson. “This win was huge for the American Racer Cup series that we have been following this season to give us five more points for the final weekend.”

In the Super Late Model feature, Mark Pettyjohn earned the victory.

Matt Hill stunned the RUSH Late Model competition. After a lap one pileup, he restarted at the rear of the field.

But Hill drove around the entire field on the top groove of the racetrack. By lap three, Hill took the lead before capturing his seventh win of the season.

Scott Hitchens continued to outshine the field in the Crate Modified feature, collecting another feature win. Ray Gulliver outlasted a variety of cautions to win the 15-lap Modified Lite feature.

Mel Joseph, Jr., took the classic No. 49 to victory lane in the Little Lincoln event. Chris “Tippy” Martinez added another win to his resume in the Delmarva Chargers division.

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