Local roundup: Top seed Cape Henlopen advances in D-I hockey tourney

Cape Henlopen High scored five goals in the first half to down Wilmington Charter 5-0 in the quarterfinals of the DIAA Division I field hockey tournament on Thursday afternoon.

The Vikings, the tournament’s top seed, moved onto the semifinals where they will play No. 4 Polytech on Tuesday.

Cameron Smith had a goal and two assists to pace the Vikings. Anna Stancofski provided a goal and an assist.

Abigail Kane, Sierra Manifold and Haley Craig added a goal apiece for Cape Henlopen. Reagan Ciabattoni recorded an assist.


Sussex Central 47, Indian River 7: The Golden Knights won their season finale on Thursday night.

Sussex Central finished the year with an 8-2 record. The Golden Knights will find out their playoff seeding Sunday when the tournament brackets are announced.

College field hockey

Hens’ Strien named CAA’s top player: For the fourth straight season, the Delaware collected the Colonial Athletic Association’s top honor as junior Femke Strien was tabbed the league’s Player of the Year in field hockey.

In total, the Blue Hens received nine CAA postseason honors in a vote of the conference’s head coaches.

Strien was joined on the All-CAA first team by classmates Sophie Giezeman and Emily Kresho and redshirt senior Sydney Rhodes.
Second-team honors went to junior Sarah Horgan and freshman Ashlyn Carr (Delmar) while Carr and Kerri McClay were named to the All-Rookie Team.

A four-time CAA Player of the Week, Strien is the lone conference player to earn the honor more than once this season. The forward finished the regular season with at least one goal in four straight games and is tied for ninth in Delaware single-season history with 16 goals.

In a career season, Strien currently ranks seventh nationally with 0.94 goals per game.

Carr, a two-time CAA Rookie of the Week, is second for the Hens with 20 points on nine goals and two assists. She has also added three game-winning goals in her first season in a Delaware uniform.

The reigning four-time CAA regular-season champion Blue Hens welcome William & Mary, Northeastern and James Madison to Rullo Stadium this weekend for the CAA tournament. Top-seeded Delaware will face the fourth-seeded Dukes at 1 p.m. today while the Tribe and Huskies will match up at 4 p.m.

Sunday’s championship game will be played at 1 p.m.

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