Roundup: Polytech, Dover win in soccer, Senators earn baseball victory

Paxton McGinnity’s goal 13 minutes into the second half lifted Polytech High to a 2-1 victory over Smyrna in Henlopen Conference Northern Division girls’ soccer on Thursday evening.

The contest was tied 1-1 at halftime.

Kenna McDuff netted the first goal for the Panthers (1-2 North, 4-4 overall), who won their second game in a row. Alyssa-Lynn Brown made five saves as each team finished with 12 shots and five corner kicks.

Hannah Osborne scored for the Eagles (3-1 North, 5-3 overall) with Cassidy Cook stopping four shots.

Dover 2, Sussex Central 1: Sydni Warman scored at the 94:17 mark to give the Senators the North win in overtime.

Mai Gibson scored Dover’s first goal in the fifth minute. The Senators outshot the Golden Knights, 25-9.

Keyri Azurdia Lopez scored a first-half goal for the Golden Knights with Macey Hamm making 20 saves.

Sussex Tech 3, Cape Henlopen 2: Freshman Hannah Murphy scored in the 99th minute to lift the Ravens to the Henlopen North win in overtime.

Kira Short tied the contest at 2-2 in the 80th minute while Aliyah Browning scored Sussex Tech’s first goal. Valencia Whealton made 14 saves.

Madalyn Swontek and Hannah Bieler scored for the Vikings with Lucy Siranides stopping 13 shots. The Ravens outshot Cape, 17-16.

Delmar 8, Laurel 0: Ashlyn Carr (1 assist), Mackenzie Niblett and Logan Walls (1 assist) tallied two goals apiece to pace the Wildcats to the South victory.

Indian River 9, Seaford 0: Isabella Binko (1 assist) and Anastasia Diakos netted two goals apiece in the Indians’ South win.

Seven different players scored for IR, which led 6-0 at halftime.

Brianna Jenkins made 10 saves for the Blue Jays.

Sussex Academy 3, Woodbridge 0: Lilly Short (1 assist) scored twice in the second half as the Seahawks improved to 7-0.

Emma Veirs tallied Sussex Academy’s first goal.

The Raiders’ Janae Craft made 13 saves.


Dover 14, Delmar 5: The Senators led only 7-5 before erupting for seven runs in the fifth inning of the Henlopen Conference win.

Hiram Davis (4 runs) reached base five times while Sam Courtney (2-for-2, 3 RBI, 2 runs) and Nathan Turner (2 hits, 1 RBI) also led Dover. Dominic Valazquez pitched five innings to earn the win.

Gabriel Rincon (2 RBI, 2 runs) got on base four times for the Wildcats.

Sussex Tech 6, Polytech 4: Matt Warrington and Grant Lamers both had RBI doubles in the second inning as the Ravens broke a 4-4 tie.

After the Panthers scored four runs in the top of the first, Sussex Tech tied the score on Brady Parks’ grand slam in the bottom of the inning.

Parks was also the winning pitcher, allowing only two hits in five innings after the first and striking out six.

Alex Pingatore (2 RBI) and Barter Mitchell had multiple hits for Polytech.

Cape Henlopen 7, Indian River 3: Winning pitcher Austin Elliott struck out 11 in six and a third innings as the Vikings improved to 8-0 in conference.

Zach Dale homered for Cape, which led 6-0 in the fifth.

Jacob Anderson had two hits for the Indians.

St. Elizabeth 5, Milford 1: Mason Haggerty doubled home the Buccaneers’ only run in the seventh inning.

Pitcher Brock Hilligoss added a pair of hits for Milford.

Red Lion Christian 10, Delmarva Christian 4: The Royals got a three-run double from Joseph Jones in the first inning before the Lions rallied for the win.


Delmar 5, Caesar Rodney 4: Paige Lynch had three hits for the Wildcats, who scored a run in the seventh and eighth innings to pull out the win.

Rachel McCleary, Alexxys Harris, Courtney Malin and Jada Courtney all contributed multiple hits to the Riders’ total of 13 hits in the game.

Sussex Tech 6, Polytech 0: Taylor Wroten pitched a three-hitter with 12 strikeouts and no walks to earn the shutout for the Ravens.

St. Thomas More 11, Christiana 8: Kara Scarangella pitched a four-hitter and struck out 17 as the Ravens picked up their first win.

Margaret Poppiti had a triple and double for St. Thomas More, which scored five runs in the sixth to take an 11-6 lead.

Boys’ volleyball

Indian River 3, Dickinson 0: The Indians (3-0) posted the victory by scores of 25-7, 25-16, 25-13.

IR was led by Mitchell McGee (11 kills, 2 aces), Michael Barnes (10 kills, 3 aces), Porter Palmer (9 kills, 1 ace) and Alexander Canseco Castro (21 assists).


BOYS, Sussex Tech 17, Delmarva Christian 6: Nathaniel Quillin (6 goals, 1 assist), Kolby Wyatt (4 goals, 1 assist) and Dane Zimmerman (3 goals) led the Ravens to the victory.

Hunter Smith collected two goals and a pair of assists for the Royals.

First State Military 16, A.I. DuPont 4: The Bulldogs notched a nonconference victory.

IRLS, Caravel 8, St. Thomas More 5: Zoe Kelly netted three goals for the Ravens in the loss.

College tennis

UD coach Travis steps down: One of the longest tenured coaches in University of Delaware history, Laura Travis has announced that she will be stepping away as women’s tennis head coach.

Travis, a 1989 UD grad, recently completed her 26th year as the women’s tennis head coach. She previously served as both the men’s and women’s tennis head coach for 21 years before handing over the men’s coaching reigns in August 2014.

On the women’s side, she led the Blue Hens to a 26-year record of 295-165 (.641), which included establishing school records for wins in three different seasons when the Hens posted marks of 17-0, 17-1 and 17-9.

Most recently, Travis guided Delaware to 10-plus wins in nine of the last 13 seasons, including a 12-6 mark (3-1 CAA) during the 2017-18 campaign.

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