Roundup: Ex-Rider Prillaman ties Richmond record with 4 goals in win

Former Caesar Rodney High standout Lexi Prillaman tied a school record with four goals to pace Richmond to a 4-2 victory over James Madison in women’s soccer on Friday night.

A junior for the Spiders (2-1), Prillaman matched the school mark set by Brooke Sands in 1997 against Howard. It was the first Spider hat trick since Ashley Riefner’s three goals in a 3-2 win over Princeton in 2014.

Prillaman has scored a goal in all three of Richmond’s games this season. She has six goals and an assist while taking a team-high 15 shots.

“I guess my shot was just on tonight, but honestly, if it wasn’t for the great passes from my teammates, I wouldn’t have been able to score at all,” Prillaman said. “It was just a great team win, especially to start the season at home with such a great crowd.”

With just over six minutes left before half, freshman Brooke Beam — from Indian River High — played a beautiful ball to Prillaman, who ripped it home to send the Spiders into the break with a 2-1 advantage.

Prillaman struck again just over three minutes into the second half when Beam, delivered another great feed to Prillaman, who chipped in her third goal of the night and gave the Spiders a 3-1 advantage.

College field hockey

Delaware 5, Ohio State 2: Sophomore Greta Nauck came off the bench to explode for a career-high four goals Saturday afternoon as No. 14 Delaware picked up the victory at Rullo Stadium in its season opener on Saturday.

The first half of play provided the majority of the offensive action for both teams as the Blue Hens held a 4-2 lead at halftime.

Redshirt junior Kayla Devlin collected the first goal of the season in the eighth minute before Nauck gave the Hens a 2-0 advantage less than two minutes later.

The Blue Hens are 35-9-2 all-time in season openers and are 3-2 all-time against the Buckeyes.

Anne Wilkinson (’86) returned to her alma mater as the Ohio State head coach.

College volleyball

Delaware 3, New Hampshire 0: Six Blue Hens recorded at least five kills as Delaware posted a 25-19, 25-21, 25-19 win at the Navy Kristen Dickmann Invitational.

UD freshman Maria Bellinger slammed eight kills while not committing an error to pace the Blue Hen attack, while Daria Robinson also posted eight kills while hitting a team-high .500 during the win. Alexa Swann and Bailey Pearlman notched seven kills each for UD, while Autumn Jenkins added six and Corey Perkins contributed five.

Julia Anderson dished out 38 assists for UD, while Taylor Hollingsworth made a match-best 20 digs. The Blue Hens hit .287 in the victory, committing only 10 attack errors, and held a 10-1 block advantage over the Wildcats.

Hornets drop two: Delaware State closed out its season opening weekend with losses to Maryland and Eastern Michigan in the University of Maryland Invitational on Saturday.

The Hornets (0-3) fell to the host Terrapins 3-0 this morning. The scores were 25-14, 25-15 and 25-5. Sabina Szmajduch (jr.) led DSU with four kills, while Alliyah McBean (jr.) had eight digs and Gabriella Enriquez (jr.) tallied seven assists, each a team high.

DSU also fell to Eastern Michigan 3-0 by scores of 25-14, 25-18 and 25-22. Szmajduch and Jae Jackson led the Hornets with five kills each, while Armbrister had four. Enriquez tallied 13 assists and McBean recorded 13 digs, each team highs in the EMU match.

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