Roundup: Hutchins, Jackson lead Dover by Smyrna 3-1 in field hockey

Dover’s Taylor Hutchins, right, brings the ball up field against Smyrna’s Autumn Wilson at Smyrna on Thursday. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

Taylor Hutchins and Jacarra Jackson each had a goal and an assist to pace the Dover High field hockey team to a 3-1 victory over Smyrna High in Henlopen Conference Northern Division action on Thursday afternoon.

Ashley Stonesifer also provided a goal for Dover while Aimee Petitdemange had an assist. Madeline Wilber scored for Smyrna.

Lake Forest 2, Polytech 1: Bailey Dean netted a goal a minute into overtime to lift the Spartans.

Riley Wood also scored for Lake Forest. Cecilia Carter had Polytech’s goal.

Caesar Rodney 2, Laurel 0: Hollie Navarro scored twice in the second half to help the Riders earn the shutout victory.

Smyrna’s Madison Steele, left, battles against Dover’s Chelsea Johnson at Smyrna on Thursday.

Jessie Prillaman provided an assist on the second CR goal. The Riders also held a 10-1 advantage in shots.

Milford 2, Indian River 1: Anna Sollie’s goal with 45 seconds left was the difference as the Buccaneers edged Indian River.

Milford had to overcome an early 1-0 deficit. Summer Davis netted the tying goal while Darby Brennan assisted on both Milford goals.

Jessica Rybicki provided the lone goal for Indian River.

Delmar 11, Sussex Tech 0: Peyton Kemp led an offensive explosion by the Wildcats with five goals and an assist.

Cape Henlopen 2, Woodbridge 0: Two first half goals proved to be the difference in the Cape Henlopen victory.

Boys’ soccer

Smyrna 2, Lake Forest 1: Dakota Kerr scored in overtime to give the Eagles the victory.

Smyrna’s Leia Sebastian, left, hits against Dover’s Taylor Hutchins at Smyrna on Thursday.

Albert Toe assisted on the game-winner and scored a goal of his own in the first half.

Caesar Rodney 9, Delmar 3: Tommy McPoyle scored four times in the first half to pace the Riders over Delmar.

Polytech 5, Seaford 0: Five different players scored in the Panther win

Joshua Wingfield, Ian Gibson, Tyler Imprescia, Samuel Dewar and Connor Young each had a goal

Dover 5, Woodbridge 0: Emerson Escalante-Diaz and George Pulliam had first half goals before the Senators added three more in the second.

Mick Delima, Azim Opare and Frantz Ambroise scored in the second half for Dover

Sussex Central 4, Sussex Academy 1: A pair of Christopher Ramirez goals helped the Golden Knights rally from being 1-0 down at halftime.

Dover’s Aimee Petitdemange, right, battles for the ball against Smyrna’s Alexis Moore at Smyrna on Thursday.

Indian River 4, Sussex Tech 0: Oscar Cruz scored twice while Jared Cordoba and Esly Carmona added a goal apiece in the Indian River victory.


Smyrna 3, Sussex Tech 0: The Eagles recorded the win in straight sets 25-16, 25-13, 25-14.

Caesar Rodney 3, Polytech 0: Chloe Therese Mangubat racked up 15 kills as the Riders won 26-24, 25-13, 25-19.

Cape Henlopen 3, Dover 0: Sophia Spinelli had 13 kills and Logan Shuttleworth had 24 assists as Cape Henlopen won 25-23, 25-18, 25-14.

Indian River 3, Woodbridge 0: The Indians won in straight sets 25-4, 25-8, 25-7.

Delmar 3, Sussex Central 1: The Wildcats earned the four-set victory by the score of 27-25, 12-25, 25-23, 25-15.

College field hockey

Wesley 1, Neumann 0: After a scoreless first half, Kaila Hindt got Wesley on the board five minutes into the second half off an assist from Morgan Gannon.

Wesley controlled a majority of the game, outshooting Neumann 10-4 and owning a 4-2 advantage in penalty corners.

Sidney Knott notched three saves to collect her second shutout of the season.

Women’s soccer

Elon 2, Delaware 1: An 83rd-minute goal from Elon proved to be the difference as Delaware fell at home on Thursday.

The Blue Hens (5-10-2, 2-7 CAA) overcame an early 1-0 deficit in the 62nd-minute when sophomore Jillian Vassallo buried a bouncing ball into the left-hand corner of the net. Elon (9-5-4, 2-3-3 CAA) originally took the early 1-0 lead on a penalty kick by Sydney Schilling.

The Hens and Phoenix continued to battle until Elon scored the game-winner when Reena Wichmann flicked a cross that found Grace Bennett, who fired a header past Kailyn Rekos.

Elon outshot Delaware 8-3, with both Rekos and Hanna Macaulay of Elon recording two saves.

Women’s basketball

Hens picked fifth in CAA: The University of Delaware women’s basketball was predicted to finish fifth in the Colonial Athletic Association Preseason Poll, as announced Thursday by the CAA.

Additionally, junior Nicole Enabosi was picked as a Preseason All-CAA First Team selection.

James Madison was picked to win it all in 2017 with 78 points and six first place votes according to a vote of the league’s 10 head coaches. Behind the Dukes were defending champion Elon (74; 3) and William & Mary (58) while Drexel was fourth with 51 points and one first place vote. The Blue Hens garnered 48 points while Northeastern was sixth with 47 and Hofstra was seventh with 43. Towson and UNCW tied for eighth with 19 points and the College of Charleston rounded out the voting in 10th place with 13 points.

Under first-year head coach Natasha Adair, the Hens look to bounce back from a 2016-17 campaign in which Delaware finished 16-14 overall and 10-8 in league play before falling in the CAA quarterfinals. UD returns three starters and eight letter winners from last season while adding three newcomers for the upcoming year.

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