Roundup: Reed sparks Polytech to softball victory

Shaina Reed pitched a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts as Polytech High downed Padua, 8-1, in nonconference softball on Wednesday afternoon.

Reed also had a three-run double in the fourth inning to give the Panthers (11-1) a 5-0 lead.

Polytech softball pitcher Shaina Reed.

Polytech softball pitcher Shaina Reed.

Brandi Dalious added a homerun for Polytech, which finished with 11 hits in the contest. Katie Stahre had a pair of RBI.

Cape Henlopen 4, Easton, Md. 1: Winning pitcher Riley Shields struck out eight and added a pair of hits at the plate to pace the Vikings.

Jordyn Virden (homer), Hannah Jones and Jasmin Williamson also had two hits for Cape (7-6).

Lake Forest 6, Milford 5: The Spartans took a 6-2 lead into the seventh inning before holding off the Buccaneers in a game played Tuesday night at Harrington Little League.

Kerrigan Simpson hit a two-run homerun for Lake Forest with Faith Garey adding an RBI double. Pitcher Kat Betts took the win.

Megan Fry and Kasey Fry both had RBI doubles in the seventh for Milford.

Caesar Rodney 10, Cape Henlopen 9: The Riders scored a run in the top of the eighth to snap a 9-9 tie and earn a conference victory on Tuesday.

The Vikings scored four runs in the fourth to go up 9-8 but CR tied with a run in the sixth. Cape outhit CR, 12-9.

Sussex Central 13, Dover 3: The Golden Knights evened their record at 6-6 with the Henlopen win on Tuesday.

Monica Joseph and Katie Dunlap both hit homers for the Senators.

Girls’ soccer

Sussex Central 9, Del. Public Safety/Security 1: The Golden Knights tallied four goals in the first half and five in the second in picking up a nonconference win on Wednesday.

Delmarva Christian 4, Laurel 0: Sky Bennett scored a pair of goals for the Royals while goalie Mackenzzie Kinnikin posted the shutout.

Lacrosse

BOYS, Delmar 8, Milford 7: The Wildcats broke a 7-7 tie on a goal with just 30 seconds remaining to hand the Buccaneers their first loss of the season.

The two teams also tied for first place in the Henlopen Conference Southern Division.

Mathew Viramontes had three goals and an assist to pace Milford (11-1) while Mark Henderson added a pair of goals. Goalie Clay Stevenson made 18 saves.

Smyrna 15, Sussex Central 1: Matthew Sarkissian netted four goals and an assist as the Eagles (10-4) won their sixth straight game in a Henlopen North matchup.

Also leading Smyrna, which went 14-1 after three quarters, were Brian Davis (3 goals), Ethan Kochis (3 goals), Joseph Russillo (2 goals, 2 assists) and Jake Kaiser (2 goals, 1 assist). Shane Helm made five saves.

John Morris scored for the Golden Knights.

Lake Forest 12, Indian River 11: Austin Aguilar scored four goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to lift the Spartans to the South win.

Benjamin Moore (1 assist) had a team-high five goals, Ryan Sipple scored two and David Gustafsson added the other. Goalie Christopher Wallace made nine saves.

Wilm. Friends 12, Polytech 4: Robert Mason and Jared Wagonhoffer scored two goals apiece for the Panthers.

Goalie Nathan Fairbanks made 10 saves for Polytech, which trailed 7-1 at halftime.

GIRLS, Dover 18, Red Lion Christian 2: Mira Prisco (3 assists) scored five goals and Natalie Glascock added four to lead the Senators.

Grace Gast and Ashley Manifold both scored three goals for Dover with Catherine Schoepp making six saves. The Senators outshot the Lions, 32-7.

Mt. Pleasant 13, Smyrna 12: The Green Knights outscored the Eagles, 9-5, in the second half to rally for the victory.

Shabnam Noroozi-Pooya had a team-high four goals for Smyrna while Bailey Grey (3 assists), Kaila Hindt, Kimberly Kowalick (1 assist) and Madeline Price all scored twice. Gabrielle DiRusso stopped nine shots for the Eagles.

Baseball

Delmar 11, North Dorchester, Md. 5: The Wildcats won their second game in a row to improve to 7-8.

Tennis

Henlopen tourney on tap: The Henlopen Conference tennis tournament gets underway today with the girls’ opening round at Sea Colony in Bethany. The first matches are slated for 1 p.m.

The boys’ bracket begins on Friday at 1 p.m. with the championship round scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. at Sea Colony.

Caesar Rodney High’s girls have won the last eight team championships in the tourney while CR’s boys have won five straight team titles.

Individually, Milford’s Colt Williamson is the defending champion at boys’ first singles while the Riders’ Halle Parker won the girls’ first singles crown a year ago.

Track & field

Henlopen meet gets underway: The Henlopen Conference track & field championship meet gets started today at 4 p.m. at Lake Forest High.

Preliminaries in running events as well as finals in some field events are on the schedule for today. The event then concludes on Friday at Lake Forest beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Dover’s boys’ team won the Henlopen’s regular-season team title while Caesar Rodney won the championship on the girls’ side.

College softball

DSU opens MEAC tourney today: Heading into the tourney as the No. 1 seed from the MEAC North for the second straight year, the Delaware State softball team (14-4 MEAC, 20-21 overall) will open the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament today at Ormond Beach, Fla.

The Hornets start the double-elimination tournament with a 10 a.m. game against North Carolina A&T (6-9, 14-29), the fourth seed from the MEAC South.

Today’s contest will be a rematch of last season’s opening-round matchup which the Hornets won, 7-1.

The eight-team tourney will continue through the weekend with the championship game slated for Saturday at 1 p.m.

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