Roundup: Eagles soar past Panthers in volleyball

Smyrna High downed Polytech, 3-1, in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division volleyball matchup on Thursday afternoon.

The Eagles won by scores of 25-20, 25-23, 20-25, 25-13 in posting their fourth straight win over the Panthers.

Leading Polytech were Kaylee Williams (17 kills, 18 digs), Emily Campbell (6 aces, 30 digs) and Ashley Rivera (9 kills).

The Eagles getting ready to go out on the court to meet Polytech Thursday afternoon. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Dover 3, Sussex Central 0: The Senators improved to 2-1 with the 25-13, 25-8, 25-19 victory.

Indian River 3, Seaford 0: The Indians earned a 25-6, 25-4, 25-6 conference win.

IR had 21 aces in the match, including five from McKenzie Johnson (10 assists) and four from Jessica Amezcua.

Sussex Academy 3, Woodbridge 0: The Seahawks captured the South win by scores of 25-12, 25-13, 25-9.

Leading Sussex Academy were Bailey Hesson (5 kills, 7 aces, 10 assists), Searra Pollitt (4 kills, 10 aces) and Madison Burke (2 kills, 7 aces).

Boys’ soccer

Caesar Rodney 3, Sussex Central 2: The Riders took a 3-0 lead in the first 11 minutes before holding on for the Henlopen North win.

Steve Ferradino, David Haynes and Gabriel Buckley scored one goal each with Tommy Pomatto adding two assists.

Kaylee Williams of Polytech watches as Smyrna’s Reece Trabaudo sets the ball for the Eagles Thursday. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

CR, which got 10 saves from Nathan Reid, lost to Central twice last season. The Riders finished with advantages of 21-16 in shots and 4-3 in corner kicks.

Watson Dorsinvil made 10 saves for the Golden Knights.

Dover 3, Polytech 1: The Senators built a 2-1 halftime lead before registering the North win.

Cape Henlopen 2, Smyrna 0: Christopher Gonzalez scored in the first half while Zach Gelof added a goal in the second half to pace the Vikings’ North win.

Jakob Gelof made eight saves for Cape, which held advantages of 13-8 in shots and 8-2 in corner kicks.

Abdul Musa stopped 11 shots for the Eagles.

Woodbridge 3, Lake Forest 2: Brian Navarrete-Contreras and Christopher Albury scored in regulation before the Raiders won in overtime.

Kurt Moyer netted a goal in each half for the Spartans.

St. Thomas More 5, Del. Public Safety & Security 0: De’Markus Lee (1 assist) and John Magee scored two goals apiece to lead the Ravens.

Matthew Sadusky also scored for St. Thomas More (1-3).

Indian River 1, Delmar 0: Edgardo Velasquez netted the game’s only goal in the 43rd minute to lift the Indians to the Henlopen South victory.

Zachary Neal made four saves for IR, which held advantages of 29-4 in shots and 6-0 in corner kicks.

Seth Walker made 26 saves for the Wildcats.

Kaylee Williams of Polytech spikes a shot in the first match against Smyrna Thursday afternoon. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Laurel 4, Sussex Academy 1: The Bulldogs scored twice in each half before picking up the Henlopen South win.

Newark 2, Sussex Tech 1: Samuel Cruz scored a second-half goal for the Ravens in the nonconference loss.

Both squads took nine shots while Newark held a 5-3 edge in corner kicks.

Field hockey

Delmar 6, Cape Henlopen 3: The Wildcats scored three of the game’s last four goals, all in the final seven minutes, to sew up the Henlopen Conference win.

Delmar had lost 12 games in a row against the Vikings, dating to 2009.

Logan Walls (1 assist) and Ashlyn Carr both scored twice for Delmar with Peyton Kemp (1 assist) and Morgan Fletcher tallying the others. The Wildcats finished with advantages of 14-5 in shots and 21-2 in corners.

Lindsay Monigle scored all three goals for Cape including one that pulled the Vikings within 3-2 with 16:52 remaining. Lori Ferguson and Marlee Geppert combined to make seven saves.

PolytechÕs Kaylee Williams goes high to return the ball past a pair of Smyrna defenders Thursday. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Lake Forest 6, Caesar Rodney 1: Grace Aguilar and Kaitlyn Stahre scored two goals apiece in the Spartans’ conference win.

Riley Wood and Elle Wood also scored for Lake Forest with August Warren making nine saves. The Spartans outshot CR, 24-10, and held a 10-4 edge in corners.

Jessie Prillaman’s goal gave CR a 1-0 lead in the first half while Lauren Caulk made 18 saves.

Smyrna 4, Sussex Central 0: Cassidy Cook scored three goals, including two in the second half, as the Eagles pulled away.

Alexis Moore also scored for Smyrna with Katelynn Porter making five saves. The Eagles held edges of 24-5 in shots and 10-2 in corners.

Morgan Hudgins-Burton made 19 saves for the Golden Knights.

Milford 4, Laurel 0: Anna Sollie (2 assists), Olivia Cromer (1 assist), Allie Davis and Emily Sylvester all scored for the Buccaneers.

Kaegen Brittingham made 21 saves for the Bulldogs, who were outshot, 25-1.

Dover 2, Indian River 2: Kaleigh Cordrey scored twice for the Indians, including the game-tying goals with 24:32 remaining.

Aimee Petit de Mange and Kendra Durrington tallied first-half goals for Dover, which got five saves from Madison Francois.

IR’s Mya Parks made 26 saves as the Senators finished with advantages of 30-7 in shots and 15-2 in corners.

Smyrna head volleyball coach Daniel Wandless goes over strategy with his team during match against Polytech. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Delmarva Christian 8, Design-Lab DE 1: Makayla Rembold collected four goals and two assists to lead the Royals.

Hannah Slacum scored twice with Delmarva Christian’s other goals coming from Jorja Eppehimer and Caitlin Milliken. Mara Agapito made four saves.

College volleyball

Delaware 3, William & Mary 2: Sophomore Maria Bellinger slammed 25 kills while the Blue Hens sealed the victory by taking the final three points of the match as UD won its Colonial Athletic Association opener.

Delaware (3-8), which won for the third time in its last four matches, won the match by scores of 25-20, 25-27, 25-19, 23-25, 15-9.

Wesley 3, Cairn 0: The Wolverines picked up the win by scores of 25-9, 25-12, 25-12.

Elisa Hackendorn led the Wolverines (10-3) with seven kills, four aces, five digs and two blocks.

Tania Rounds notched five kills and two blocks while Courtney Olson, Mary Getty, Nya Lightfoot and Codi Ziolkowski each registered three kills. Teaghen Vogelsang dished out 15 assists while Lindsay Burg had 14.

Caelli Clifford had a match-high 18 digs.

Smyrna’s Erin Smallwood keeps a close eye on the ball as it’s being set up by Polytech’s Anabella Tiberi. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

College soccer

WOMEN, Hofstra 2, Delaware 0: The Blue Hens (3-5-2) dropped their Colonial Athletic Association opener, getting a pair of saves from Kailyn Rekos.

College athletics

Six going into UD ‘Hall’: A group of six former University of Delaware Athletics standouts who represent 10 different sports make up the newest induction class of the UD Athletics Hall of Fame.

The honorees will be recognized at halftime of the Delaware vs. James Madison football game at Delaware Stadium on Sept. 30.

The six-person class includes the first-ever rower named to the UD Athletics Hall of Fame in Dr. Jenni Buckley; record-setting football wide receiver Courtney Batts; All-American cross country and track distance runner and former U.S. field hockey team member Dr. Sandy Gibney; standout baseball player and current Blue Hen associate baseball head coach Dan Hammer; longtime UD swimmer, coach, and director of athletics Edgar N. Johnson; and NCAA qualifying swimmer Dr. Art Mayer.


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