Local roundup: Wesley splits softball games, Flacco contributes to UD

The Wesley College softball team split a pair of games on its third day at the Fast Pitch Dreams Spring Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The Wolverines couldn’t get anything going in their morning game, falling to St. Scholastica, 7-0.

Ashley Royer, Megan DiRubbio (Polytech) and Dori Loukopoulos each collected a hit in the loss. Brandi Dalious (Polytech) reached base twice via walks.
But Wesley (7-3) rebounded in the second game to blank Albertus Magnus, 8-0.

The Wolverines batted around in the second inning, putting up five runs. Royer had a two-run single to left field before Dalious smacked a two-run double to the center field fence.

Royer, Dalious and Lauren Hoffman each notched two base hits in the nightcap. Dalious drove in three runs on a pair of doubles while Royer scored twice and recorded two RBI.

Loukopoulos (6-0) pitched her first collegiate shutout with a four-hitter.

College athletics

Flacco makes contribution to UD: The University of Delaware announced on Wednesday that former Blue Hen quarterback Joe Flacco and his family have made a “significant gift” to UD’s athletic department.

The Baltimore Ravens QB said it was his four children that inspired him to make the donation.

“We are at a point in our lives where we are raising our kids and thinking about their education,” Flacco said in a press release. “It has allowed me to think about how important UD was for me in my development. I am thrilled to be a part of making the university even better for future generations.”

Flacco’s donation will directly support UD athletics’ ‘Building Our Home initiative,’ including the construction of the Whitney Athletic Center and the renovation of Delaware Stadium.

The university still needs to raise $7.8 million before construction can begin. It hopes to start the project after the 2018 football season.

College lacrosse

MEN, Goucher 14, Wesley 6: Joe Fingles scored twice while Josh Wassum added a goal and three assists for the Wolverines (1-5) in the loss.

The contest was tied 2-2 before Goucher reeled off fine uanswered goals.

WOMEN, Fresno State 21, Delaware State 3: Lauren Perry tallied a pair of goals for the Hornets in the loss on Wednesday.

Olivia Summerville also scored for DSU, which was outshot, 35-10.

College golf

Hens’ Chapman honored: Delaware freshman Christian Chapman was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Golfer of the Week.

Chapman tied for 10th place in the individual standings at the USF Invitational after firing a four-over par 74-74-76-224 on the par 72, 7,004-yard Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club course.

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