Roundup: Blue Hens shut out Seton Hall in men’s soccer

Smyrna’s Robert Eskridge finished first in the boys cross country meet at Blackbird State Forest near Smyrna on Wednesday. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

Smyrna’s Naomi Bowser finished first inthe girls cross country meet at Blackbird State Forest near Smyrna on Wednesday. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

Delaware blanked Seton Hall, 2-0, in men’s soccer on Wednesday night to snap the Pirates’ three-game winning streak.

The Blue Hens (3-1-1) got a goal in each half and a six-save shutout from goalie Todd Morton to keep the Pirates at bay in the hard-fought match.

Delaware came out of the gates strong, attempting seven of the match’s first eight shots before finally cashing in in the 35th minute.

Chad Poarch made a strong run into the Seton Hall box, splitting two defenders before being taken down and awarded a penalty kick. Thibault Philippe stepped for the chance for the Hens and coolly roofed a shot into the left corner of the cage.

Delaware doubled its lead in the 61st minute with a goal from Fede Prieto. Prieto kept ball alive outside the penalty area and ripped shot from 24 yards out off crossbar and into the goal.

“Victories against BIG EAST members are always important,” said Delawarae coach Ian Hennessy. “Tonight’s performance was a blend of good leadership and contributions from a young core who are getting better each game. The night was capped by a fantastic goal from Fede, who was excellent in the second half.”

The Blue Hens finished with a 13-7 edge in overall shots, while Seton Hall held a 6-4 edge in shots on goal.

Penn State-Abington 3, Wesley 1: PSU-Abington scored twice in the first half before posting the victory over the Wolverines.

Nicholas Hood tallied a goal in the first half for Wesley while goalie Kyle Springsteen made three saves.

PSU-Abington scored the only goal of the second half while out-shooting the Wolverines, 7-1, in the period. PSU-Abington finished with advantages of 13-6 in shots and 5-2 in corner kicks.

WOMEN, Goucher 2, Wesley 2: The Wolverines played to the tie on Tuesday night.

Janiah Moore (Caesar Rodney) tied the game at 1-1 in the 32nd minute. Aleya Cummings (CR) crossed it to Moore, who lofted it in over the Goucher goalkeeper.

Moore found the back of the net for the second time early in the second half with a long assist from Lauren O’Sullivan. Goalie Krista Salvadore tallied 21 saves for the Wolverines (2-1-1).

College volleyball

Widener 3, Wesley 0: The Wolverines saw their six-match winning streak end with the loss on Wednesday night.

The Pride won by scores of 25-12, 25-21, 25-17, to avenge a 3-0 loss to Wesley in Puerto Rico on Sept. 3.

Tionne Graves-Brown (8 digs), Jessica Tynes (6 digs) and Tania Rounds (5 digs) all had five kills apiece for the Wolverines.

College field hockey

UD’s De Koning honored: Delaware freshman Lotte de Koning earned her first CAA Rookie of the Week Award.

De Koning tallied three goals and an assist as No. 6 Delaware (5-1) defeated Penn and Liberty this past weekend.

The midfielder collected the Blue Hens’ lone two goals in the 2-1 win against the Quakers before collecting a goal and assist in the 3-2 victory over the Flames.

De Koning has started all six games for the Hens is third on the squad with 13 points on six goals and an assist. She ranks ninth nationally with 1.0 goals per game and 21st with 2.17 points per.

Boys’ soccer

Smyrna 3, Woodbridge 1: The Eagles scored the game’s first three goals before picking up the victory on Tuesday.

Nicholas Taylor, Dylan Chi and Dakota Kerr all scored for Smyrna, which got 12 saves from Abdul Musa.

The Raiders got 10 saves from Leslie Hayes and a goal from Tyler Yoder.

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