Roundup: Cape Henlopen girls place fourth at state swimming meet

Cape Henlopen High won a pair of relay state titles en route to a fourth-place team finish as the DIAA girls’ swimming state tournament concluded on Saturday in Newark.

The Henlopen Conference-champion Vikings totalled 172 points, to finish behind state-champion Ursuline (276), Newark Charter (229) and Wilmington Charter (215). Sussex Tech (95.5) placed ninth.

Cape’s standout group of seniors Molly Weeks, Sarah Hyde, Amelia Nigh-Johnson and Sarah Rambo won both the 200-yard medley relay (1:48.46) and the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:39.64).

The only other downstaters to place in the top three in an individual event were Hyde (25.03) and Sussex Tech’s Hannah Venables who finished second and third in the 50-yard freestyle.

Salesianum topped Wilmington Charter to capture the boys’ team state championship. Caesar Rodney, which was 13th, was the top downstate finisher.

No downstate boys placed in the top three of any event.

College basketball

MEN, Elon 81, Delaware 59: The Blue Hens trailed by only seven with just under 10 minutes left before the Phoenix pulled away from.

Delaware (5-13 CAA, 12-19 overall) finishes the regular season with a three-game losing streak.

Seeded ninth, the Hens will face No. 8 Hofstra in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament on Friday at 6 p.m. in North Charleston, S.C. The winner faces top-seeded UNC-Wilmington in Saturday’s quarterfinals.

Delaware, which knocked off Elon at home a few weeks ago, got 18 points and nine rebounds from Ryan Daly with Eric Carter adding 12 points and eight rebounds.

College baseball

Delaware 10, St. Joseph’s 8: Behind 14 hits and 10 runs, the Blue Hens (1-5) picked up their first win of the season in a game played at Old Dominion.

After being shut out for the first five innings, the Hens produced a two-run inning in the sixth, back-to-back three run innings in the seventh and eighth, before tacking on the game-winning runs in the ninth inning.

Seniors Jordan Glover and Doug Trimble both had three RBI.

Glover had a bases-clearing three-run double in seventh, while Trimble produced the first two runs of the ballgame for UD in the sixth. He later added an inside-the-park homerun in the top half of the ninth.

On the mound, Delaware received solid performances from relievers Matt Hornich, Kyle Hinton and starting shortstop James Meeker, who recorded the final two outs to strand the tying runs on base.

The Citadel 6, Delaware State 5: Barrett Charpia’s walk-off single in the ninth sent the Bulldogs to the win over the Hornets.

In the top of the ninth, Delaware State (1-5) had rallied with four straight singles with two outs to take a 5-4 advantage. Jared Gillis (Smyrna) and Ciaran Devenny both had RBI singles in the inning.

Shortstop Tommy Jordan (Milford) had three of the Hornets’ 13 hits with Darnell Maisonet, Gillis and Devenny all adding two hits.

College lacrosse

MEN, Delaware 11, Monmouth 10: The Blue Hens made a furious comeback from a first-half deficit to post the victory in overtime.

Delaware sophomore Andrew Romagnoli scored his third goal of the game with 1:04 left in the first OT to lift the Blue Hens (2-2) in the first meeting between the two programs.

The Hens scored six goals in the third quarter to overcome an early 5-2 deficit in a game that eventually saw six ties in the second half. Delaware appeared to have the game won when Joe Eisele tallied his fourth goal of the game with 3:26 left but Monmouth (2-2) sent the game into overtime when Tyler Keen scored with 17 seconds left in regulation.

Goalie Matt DeLuca, a freshman who had played just three minutes all season, did not find out he was making his first career start until the pre-game breakfast as Blue Hen starter Parker Ferrigan was home sick in bed. DeLuca finished with 15 saves to highlight a solid defensive effort.

Wesley 12, Immaculata 10: The Wolverines (2-1) tallied eight first-half goals en route to their second consecutive victory.

Junior Joe Fingles and sophomore Josh Wassum netted hat tricks to pace the Wolverine offense. Wassum also added five ground balls and two assists.

Nate Gemmato went 10-of-16 on the draw while Nick Bruhn won five of his seven faceoffs.

Freshman Leo Kelly recorded two goals and an assist while Gemmato, junior Will Fingles and sophomore Zach Weitzel each added a goal and an assist in the win. Freshman goalie James Cella stopped 20 Mighty Mac shots.

WOMEN, Wesley 22, Gwynedd-Mercy 10: Four Wolverines netted three or more goals in the win.

The Wolverines (2-1) fell behind 3-0 just over three minutes into the game but then went on a 17-4 scoring blitz in the first half to overtake the Griffins for good. Sophomore Fallon Fore led Wesley with seven goals, five draw controls, three caused turnovers and three ground balls.

Fellow sophomores Bailey Olds had five goals and two assists, Brianna Bacon scored four goals while Paige Brehm added three goals and two assists.

Delaware 17, Rutgers 5: Nearly three hours of weather delays could not stop the Blue Hens, who got goals from seven different players in the victory.

Delaware, which defeated Rutgers for the third straight time, got four goals from freshman Christine Long while junior Becky Gohsler netted her third straight hat trick, freshman Sydney Rausa scored three times, and seniors Jamie Schwartz, Kirsten Hale, and Coley Ricci each scored twice.

College softball

Wesley sweeps Lincoln: Wesley posted wins of 19-3 and 19-2 over Lincoln to sweep the season-openin doubleheader.

In the opener, senior catcher Nina Marcano (3 RBI) notched four hits while senior Devin Mackay (2 RBI) and junior Lauren Hoffman (5 RBI, 3 runs) each tallied three hits. Pitcher Lindsay Siok picked up the win, striking out seven while only allowing one earned run.

The Wolverines continued the hot bats en route to the 19-2 victory in the second game of the doubleheader.

Six Wolverines had multiple hits in the nightcap. Every Wolverine starter scored at least once while the 1-4 hitters for the Wolverines went a combined 13-of-17 with 13 RBI and eight runs scored.

Senior Lily Engel picked up two strikeouts and only allowed one hit to earn her first win of the season.

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