Local roundup: Wesley edges Gwynedd Mercy 1-0 to reach AEC hockey finals

The Wesley College field hockey team celebrates a first-half goal by Julie Snow during Wednesday’s 1-0 AEC second-round tournament victory over Gwynedd Mercy. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Second-seeded Wesley College edged No. 3 Gwynedd Mercy, 1-0, on Wednesday afternoon to reach the Atlantic East Conference field hockey championship game for the second straight season.

Freshman Julie Snow, a Smyrna High grad, tallied the contest’s only goal in the second quarter.

The Wolverines (13-7), who won the second-year league’s inaugural championship last season, will play at top-seeded Marywood (15-3) on Saturday at 1 p.m. for the AEC title.

Wesley’s Julie Snow looking for a chance to steal the ball away from Ryan Murray of Gwynedd Mercy.

“We are all very excited to be back in the championship game,” said coach Tracey Short. “It is a great experience for all of our players.”

On the winning goal, Snow dribbled the ball to the top of the circle, dumped the pass to her right to freshman Carly Setting, who sent the ball back across the cage to Snow.

Goalie Lauren Berry made four saves to earn the shutout. Wesley finished with advantages of 11-4 in shots and 9-4 in corners.

Women’s soccer

Cabrini 2, Wesley 0: The Cavaliers netted a pair of second-half goals to top the Wolverines in the AEC semifinals on Wednesday night.

Goalie Kiyanna Gill made four saves for Wesley (10-9). Cabrini (15-3-2) held advantages of 7-0 in shots and 4-0 in corner kicks.

Basketball

Dover to play in Slam Dunk: Dover High, last year’s state runnerup, will be one of three Delaware teams playing in this year’s Slam Dunk to the Beach boys’ basketball tournament.

The Senators will be joined by host Cape Henlopen and defending state champion Sanford in the 19-team event that will be held Dec. 27-29 at Cape. Dover and Sanford won’t play a rematch of last year’s state finals in the tourney, though.

The Senators are slated to face Maryland’s Eleanor Roosevelt High on Dec. 28 at 3 p.m. before taking on Cape on Dec. 29 at 5 p.m.

The Vikings will also play in the tournament’s opening game on Dec. 27, against New York’s St. Raymond, at noon.

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