Roundup: CR girls fall to Padua in soccer state tournament

For the sixth straight year, Padua ended Caesar Rodney High’s girls’ soccer season in the DIAA state tournament.

This time the second-seeded Pandas ousted the No. 3 Riders, 7-0, in the Division I state semifinals on Wednesday evening.

CR (13-4), which fell to the Pandas, 6-1, during the regular season, faced Padua in the state finals each of the last three years.

Six different players scored for the Pandas, who led 3-0 at halftime. Padua outshot the Riders, 14-1.

CR goalie Marianna Nuzzo made seven saves in the contest.

The Pandas will be going for the program’s sixth straight state title in the finals.

Baseball

Conrad 2, Cape Henlopen 1: The top-seeded Red Wolves won the DIAA quarterfinal contest on a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh inning at Frawley Stadium.

The eighth-seeded Vikings (13-7) were the last Henlopen Conference team remaining in the tournament.

Cape took an early 1-0 lead with a run in the third before Conrad tied it on a fourth-inning homerun.

Vikings pitchers Zach Gelof and David Erickson combined to limit the Red Wolves to three hits.

Softball

Delmar’s Wheatley tops All-State team: Delmar shortstop Avery Wheatley was named the state Player of the Year to top this year’s All-State softball team.

A total of 12 Henlopen Conference players were chosen for the 21-player first team, including four from Henlopen Conference champion Lake Forest.

The other downstate players on the first team were Lake Forest’s Kerrigan Simpson (first base), Brooke Glanden (third base), Mya Maddox (outfield) and Kaitlyn Stahre (pitcher); Sussex Tech’s Shannon Lord (catcher) and Madison Watson (first base); Milford’s Draby Brennan (second base) and Rajene Bowe (outfield); Smyrna’s Kaelyn Press (outfield); Delmar’s Wheatley; Indian River’s Julia Bomhardt (outfield) and Sussex Central’s Hayley McCabe (pitcher).

Tennis

Brengle falls in French Open: Dover’s Madison Brengle was ousted from the French Open with a 6-0, 6-2, second-round loss to Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky.

The 28-year-old Bacsinszky is ranked No. 31 in the world while Brengle is No. 82.

Bacsinszky won five of 11 break-point opportunities and 14-of-16 net points. Brengle was 0-for-8 on break points and 1-of-2 on net points.

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