Roundup: Dover girls end losing streak with 11-6 win over CR in lacrosse

Dover High out-scored Caesar Rodney by four goals in the second half to pull away to an 11-6 victory in Henlopen Conference girls’ lacrosse on Friday evening.

The Senators (5-7) snapped a six-game losing streak after going on a 7-3 second-half scoring run.

Ava Niebrzydowski and Kyleigh Dill netted four goals apiece for Dover with Superia Clark adding the other three. Goalie Regan Torbert made 14 saves as both squads took 25 shots.

The Riders got three goals from Lillian Ayers, two from Graycie Bachman and one from Georgia Weiner. Sarah Gates made six saves.

Sussex Academy 14, Smyrna 9: The Seahawks improved to 9-4 with their ninth straight win.

Caravel 15, Indian River 4: The Buccaneers built a 10-1 halftime lead before downing the Indians.

Baseball

Caesar Rodney 10, Polytech 5: The Riders scored three runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to pull away to the win.

The contest was tied 3-3 before the Riders out-scored the Panthers, 7-2, over the last three innings.

CR finished with eight extra-base hits among his 11 total hits. Wilfredo Mendez, Brandon Hatch and Ryan Rigby all had two doubles and a pair of RBI with Jayden Wolford contributing a triple, double and two RBI.

Winning pitcher Hatch allowed only four hits in 4.2 innings with reliever Andrew Rigby adding five strikeouts in 2.1 innings.

Payton Lahman hit a two-run homer in the fourth for the Panthers.

Seaford 12, North Caroline, Md. 0: Aaron Burtelle pitched as five-inning one-hitter to earn the shutout for the Blue Jays, who scored eight runs in the first.

Boys’ lacrosse

Caesar Rodney 12, Wilm. Charter 3: The Riders led 10-0 after three quarters before winning their eight game in a row.

James Cava (2 assists), Sean Wooleyhand (1 assist), Brian Page and Dylan Smith all scored twice for CR (9-3) with Jacob Stant making nine saves.

Lake Forest 19, Sussex Academy 12: Dylan Auen netted seven goals to pace the Spartans to the Henlopen South win.

Kade Collins (2 assists) had four goals with Brandon Tice (2 assists) adding three for Lake, which got goals from eight players. Caleb Secrist had nine saves.

Milford 20, Woodbridge 6: Conor Christie tallied five goals and three assists as the Buccaners (7-4) won the South contest.

Alex Herka and Jonathan Gaglione (1 assist) added four goals apiece with Landa Hajek (2 assists) and Josiah Irvin both scoring twice. Brody McMillan made five saves.

Sussex Tech 10, Sussex Central 3: The Ravens topped the Knights in a Henlopen North matchup.

First State Military 15, Brandywine 4: FSMA evened its record at 5-5 with the victory.

Softball

Smyrna 10, Caravel 0: The Eagles (13-1) posted their eighth shutout of the season in the non-conference win.

Dover 4, Cape Henlopen 0: Lex Dowdy threw a three-hitter with eight strikeouts to earn the shutout for the Senators.

Lea Martin and Chelsea Johnson had two hits each for Dover, which scored twice in both the third and sixth.

Chloe Fluharty had two of Cape’s three hits.

Indian River 13, Laurel 2: The Indians picked up the Henlopen Conference win over the Bulldogs.

Red Lion Christian 11, Lake Forest 1: Grace Aguilar doubled for the Spartans in the loss.

College baseball

Wesley stays alive: Sixth-seeded Wesley advanced to the final day of Pod A in the Atlantic East Conference Baseball Tournament after splitting two games on Friday.

The Wolverines dropped the opener, 13-2, to host and top seed Cabrini before rallying to take down the third seed, Immaculata, 11-8.

Wesley will face Immaculata again today at 11 a.m. in an elimination game. The winner will advance to face Cabrini in the Pod A final at 2 p.m.

In Friday’s nightcap, Wesley rallied for four runs in the ninth to pull out the win.

The Wolverines notched 22 hits against Immaculata. Jordan Marucci (4 RBI, 2 runs) and Jason Boc (2 doubles) led Wesley going 4-for-6. Alexander Weber, William Musser and Dustin Sutton all collected three hits.

Sutton added three runs scored along with earning the win on the mound.

DSU sweeps Coppin: Delaware State swept MEAC North-leading Coppin State, 5-4, in 10 innings and 18-1 on Friday.

In the opener, Rich Rountree (3-for-5) singled home Jared Gillis (Smyrna) with the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th. The Hornets trailed 4-2 before scoring single runs in the seventh and eighth to tie the game.

Garrett Lawson (Dover) went 6.2 innings, giving up six hits and four runs, while recording nine strikeouts and one walk.

In game two, Gillis was 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBI to lead the Hornets’ 16-hit attack. Darnell Maisonet and Tommy Jordan (Milford) also drove in three runs, while Miguel Rivera (Polytech) and Todd Henry knocked in two each.

Delaware 7, UNCW 5: The Blue Hens built a 6-1 lead in the sixth before registering the CAA road win.

Erik Bowren had two RBI and scored twice while Joe Carpenter added two of Delaware’s eight hits. Winning pitcher Brandon Walter scattered nine hits, allowed four runs and struck out 11 in seven innings.

College softball

Neumann 5, Wesley 1: Wesley dropped the opening game of the best-of-three Atlantic East Conference Championship Series on Friday.

The two teams will play again today at Neumann at 1 p.m. with the Wolverines needing a win to force a second game for the title.

On Friday, Wesley trailed 5-0 before scoring its only run in the seventh. Allison Monzo, Megan DiRubbio, Ashley Royer and Miranda Kinney each notched a hit in the loss.

UD drops two to Dukes: Delaware batted 18th-ranked James Madison during both games but ultimately dropped a doubleheader to the Dukes, 5-1 and 7-1.

The Blue Hens (22-28, 7-13 CAA) pulled even in the bottom of the fourth of the first game when Brooke Glanden (Lake Forest) belted a pitch over the centerfield fence for her seventh homerun of the season.

Anna Steinmetz finished 2-for-2 with a walk in the nightcap, while her single in the fourth inning was the 200th hit of her career. She becomes the fifth player in UD history to reach the milestone.

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