Local roundup: Wolverines defeated by Hood College in men’s lacrosse

The Wolverines’ Adam Tewey prepares to take a shot on goal against Hood in the second quarter at Wesley. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

The Wesley College men’s lacrosse team dropped a 16-6 decision to Hood at Miller Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Jack Guzman (Smyrna) and Adam Tewey recorded a pair of goals each for the Wolverines (1-4). Kyle Mackall-Lloyd and Leo Kelly put away a goal apiece while Tewey added two assists.

Wesley’s Zach Farnell gets pressure by two Hood defenders as he takes a shot on goal in the first quarter.

Dylan Sicca made 16 saves in net. Nick Bruhn caused three turnovers while Derek Hallock (Dover), Ben Mitzel (Milford) and Joshua Short each caused two turnovers on defense.

Mitzel scooped up five ground balls.

WOMEN, Goucher 20, Wesley 11: Paige Brehm netted five goals and an assist in the Wolverines’ loss.

Fallon Fore and Brianna Bacon (2 assists) both added two goals for Wesley (5-2), which trailed 11-6 at halftime. Goucher (6-2) out-shot the Wolverines, 37-20.

Wesley goalie Maria Rowland made 13 saves.

College football

DSU opens spring ball: The Delaware State football team opened spring practice on Wednesday.

The Hornets will hold 15 practice sessions over the next three weeks, culminating in the Red/White scrimmage April 12 at Alumni Stadium.

“This year’s spring camp is critical to measure our progress as we continue rebuilding the program,” said DSU second-year coach Rod Milstead, who led the team to a 3-8 record in the fall. The three wins were the most by the Hornets since 2013.

“The players have put in great conditioning and classroom work during the off-season, and I’m eager to see how it transfers to the field,” he said. “Everyone will have an opportunity to compete for positions and spring camp is a good chance for the guys to prove themselves.”

College softball

Hornets earn split: Jonah Cunnigan drew a bases-loaded walk to bring home the winning run in the bottom of the 7th inning to give Delaware State a 2-1 win over Fairfield in the 2nd game of a doubleheader.

The Stags won the opener 9-2.

Alexis Roberson led off the seveneth with a single and eventually scored on Cunnigan’s walk. The Hornets (3-15) tied the game in the 4th when Jaelyn Baker doubled and scored on a groundout by Roberson.

Alexis Goldsby (2-6) tossed a five-hitter. Roberson and Jasmine Melgoza had two hits each.

Roberson and Jordan Casey had run-scoring hits for DSU in game 1.

Delaware 3, Lehigh 0: Sarah Piening tossed her second consecutive shutout while Anna Steinmetz belted a two-run homer as the Blue Hens won their third-straight game.

Piening, the current CAA Pitcher of the Week who was coming off her no-hitter vs. Coppin State on Sunday, scattered seven hits and struck out four while winning her 8th game.

Delaware (11-12) took the lead in the bottom of the second inning as Steinmetz (2-for-2) led off with a walk, moved to second when Karolina Flores was hit by a pitch, and scored on a two-out single to left-center by Chayanna Gallardo.

Hanna Garber then led off the bottom of the third with a bunt single, and two outs later Steinmetz blasted a pitch over the centerfield fence for her 40th career home run.

College field hockey

Wolverines honored for academics: The Wesley College field hockey team earned the Zag Sports/National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Team Award while nine players were named to the National Academic Squad.

The Division III National Academic Team Award recognizes programs that earned a team grade-point average of 3.0 or higher during the fall semester. The Division III National Academic Squad program honors student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.3 or higher through the first semester of the academic year.

Senior Kasey Fry (Milford), junior Natalie Quigley (Sussex Tech), sophomores Jessica Behornar, Lauren Berry, Molly Dromgoole, Katelynn Fuhr (Smyrna) and freshmen Samantha Dingus, Kristen Fuhr (Smyrna) and Helen Kunzweiler (ECHS@DSU) earned spots on the National Academic Squad. Fry is a four-time member of the National Academic Squad.

Adult softball

League tryouts: Kent County Men’s Senior Softball is holding tryouts Saturday at 9 a.m. at Providence Creek Academy in Clayton.

The league is for players 50 and older. The season begins April 22 with games at Smyrna’s Big Oak Park. For more information call Steve at 302-751-1010 or search for the league name online.

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