Roundup: Dover ends Cape Henlopen’s 107-win regular-season in-state field hockey streak

Milford’s goalie Leah Barnett stops a shot on goal against Polytech on Tuesday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Of all the times Dover High thought it had a chance to knock off Cape Henlopen in field hockey, this probably wasn’t the time it should have happened.

With the Senators’ starting goalie home sick, Dover coach Denise Kimbro didn’t have any choice but to use her JV goalies.

But the Senators pulled off the upset anyway, stunning the Vikings, 2-1, on Tuesday night to snap Cape’s 107-game regular-season winning streak against Delaware schools.

Cape hadn’t lost to an in-state program in the regular season since 2008, when it fell to Middletown, 4-3.

Sophomore goalie Kyra Woodard — who could only play one half because she had already played a half of the JV game — made seven first-half saves.

Kimbro then turned to freshman Regan Torbert, whose goalie experience has mostly been in lacrosse. But Torbert made a pair of second-half saves as Dover (1-1) hung on for the historic victory.

One thing that helped spur the vote for the two-division format was coach Denise Kimbro’s Dover team not making last year’s tournament. (Delaware State News file photo)

“I just told them (her players), this has always been my dream but it has to be your dream,” said Kimbro. “And now you’ve really got to step up. You’re either going to lay down and let them run over us or we’re going to step up like we’ve never stepped up before and protect that cage. And they did it. They did it.

“They backed each other up. They just played the hardest I’ve ever seen them play in their lives. … They didn’t let Cape push them around. It was a very physical game. I felt like they finally stepped up for once.

Polytech’s Shannon Stephan, left, hits against Milford’s Darby Brennan at Polytech on Tuesday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

“I thought I was going to have a heart attack,” Kimbro joked about watching the final few seconds. “I was so happy for the kids.”

As for the scoring, Aimee Petitdemange tallied a first-half goal for the Senators while Jacarra Jackson scored early in the second half. Ally Manifold had an assist.

Cape (0-1) pulled within 2-1 on a goal with 25:18 remaining. But Dover held off the Vikings from there.

The Senators outshot the Vikings, 9-8 while Cape held an 11-4 edge in corners. Lori Ferguson made seven saves for the Vikings.

Polytech 1, Milford 0: Maddie McKay’s second-half goal lifted the Panthers to the victory.

Polytech, which avenged a 4-1 loss to the Buccaneers a year ago, finished with advantages of 10-1 in shots and 13-1 in corners. Holly Rembold made one save.

Milford’s Cameron Quinn made six saves.

Lake Forest 9, Laurel 0: Kaitlyn Stahre had three goals and an assist to lead the Spartans.

Also scoring for Lake Forest were Julianna Tyndall (1 assist), Grace Aguilar (1 assist), Bailey Dean, Hailey Moore, Elle Wood and Katelynn Brown (1 assist).

Polytech’s Tara Bond, center, chases ball past Milford’s Sara Wallace, left, and Anna Sollie at Polytech on Tuesday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Kaegen Brittingham made 12 saves for the Bulldogs.

Delmar 6, Smyrna 0: The Eagles limited the Wildcats to just one first-half goal before Delmar pulled away in the second half.

Peyton Kemp tallied back-to-back goals in a two-minute span to start the scoring in the second half.

Jordan Moore, Paige Lynch, Logan Walls and Hailey Bitters all added goals for Delmar, which got six saves from goalie Kelly Davis.

Smyrna’s Katelynn Porter stopped 12 shots.

Sussex Tech 3, Sussex Central 0: Three different players scored goals as the Ravens blanked the Knights.

Morgan Johnson, Kira Short and Aynasti Bowden all scored for Sussex Tech with Grace Lee making five saves.

Courtney Peden made 10 saves for the Golden Knights. The Ravens finished with advantages of 13-4 in shots and 8-2 in corner kicks.

Indian River 0, Woodbridge 0: Raiders’ goalie Katie Adams made seven saves, including two in overtime, to preserve the shutout.

Polytech’s Lacy Bayley hits toward goal past Milford’s Sara Wallace at Polytech on Tuesday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

The Indians finished with edges of 7-1 in shots and 4-3 in corners.

Boys’ soccer

Caesar Rodney 3, Milford 2: Steven Ferrandino netted two second-half goals as the Riders earned the victory.

Thomas McPoyle added a first-half goal for CR, which held advantages of 15-3 in shots and 7-0 in corner kicks.

Emanuelle Carranza scored Milford’s first goal with Lensky Legros’ goal bringing the Bucs within 3-2 in the 75th minute.

Polytech 3, Delmar 1: Joshua Wingfield had two goals and an assist to spark the Panthers.

Spencer Price added the other goal for Polytech.

Cape Henlopen 4, Indian River 1: Zach Gelof tallied three goals, including two in the second half, to pace the Vikings.

Christopher Gonzalez added Cape’s other goal with Alan Marin-Quiroz and Jakob Gelof combining for nine saves. The Vikings held edges of 13-10 in shots and 5-2 in corner kicks.

Jared Cordoba scored for the Indians with Zachary Neal making nine saves.

Sussex Academy 2, Dover 0: William Davis netted a pair of first-half goals to lift the Seahawks.

Sussex Academy, which got 15 saves from Adam Krim, outshot the Senators 21-20 and held an 8-5 edge in corner kicks.

Dover’s Sean Quirk had 13 saves.

Sussex Tech 6, Seaford 2: Patrick Short collected three goals and two assists to spark the Ravens.

Michael Barr added two goals and two assists with Joshua Artiga adding a goal and two assists. Darvin Perez-Mendez stopped eight shots.

Sadrac Ulysse and Michael Cadet both scored for the Blue Jays with Monshaun Bennefield making seven saves.

Laurel 3, Sussex Central 1: The Bulldogs topped the Golden Knights on Tuesday.


Indian River 3, Caesar Rodney 2: The Indians pulled out a 25-19, 21-25, 25-19, 18-25, 15-13 victory.

IR was led by Raychel Ehlers (14 kills, 4 aces), McKenzie Johnson (22 assists) and Carly Collins (6 kills, 2 aces).

Sussex Central 3, Woodbridge 2: The Golden Knights won the final three sets to pull out the 22-25, 23-25, 25-17, 25-23, 15-11 victory.

Pacing Central were Madison Tober (6 kills, 2 aces, 2 blocks, 2 assists), Tamia Hall (11 assists) and Devan Hudson (5 kills, 6 aces, 2 digs).

Middletown 3, Polytech 2: In a match in which the two teams alternated winning sets, the Cavaliers took the tie-breaker to take the win.

Middletown won by scores of 26-24, 22-25, 26-24, 25-19, 15-7.

Lake Forest 3, Howard 0: The Spartans downed the Wildcats by scores of 25-16, 25-15, 25-15.

Sussex Academy 3, Christiana 0: The Seahawks earned the nonconference victory by scores of 25-13, 25-15, 25-11.

M.O.T. Charter 3, St. Thomas More 0: The Ravens dropped the match by scores of 25-11, 25-15, 25-13.

College field hockey

Stockton 3, Wesley 0: Goalie Sidney Knott made five stops for the Wolverines in the loss.

Kasey Fry tallied two shots on goal while Kaila Hindt and Morgan Gannon each notched a shot on goal.

College volleyball

Wesley’s Graves-Brown honored: Wesley College senior outside hitter Tionne Graves-Brown was named the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

Graves-Brown helped lead the Wolverines to a 4-0 week and earned all-tournament team honors at Catholic University’s Guetle Invitational. In Wesley’s four matches, she notched 48 digs, 46 kills, eight blocks and four double-doubles.

She also became Wesley’s all-time career leader in kills at the tournament, surpassing Lilia Brekke’s mark of 769 kills.

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