Roundup: Riders earn 2nd seed in Division I girls’ soccer tourney

Caesar Rodney High earned the No. 2 seed as half of the eight-team field for the DIAA Division I girls’ soccer state tournament are from the Henlopen Conference.

Four more downstate squads made the 12-team Division II tourney bracket led by top-seeded Indian River. The fields for both girls’ soccer state tournaments were determined on Wednesday night.

The Division II tourney opens on Saturday with a pair of doubleheaders.

At Milford, No. 9 Woodbridge (11-3-1) will take on eighth-seeded Tower Hill (11-4) at 11 a.m. before No. 7 Delmar (10-5) faces 10th-seeded St. Georges (10-4-1) at 1 p.m.

At Caravel, No. 12 Lake Forest (8-7) plays fifth-seeded Delaware Military (11-3-1) at 5 p.m. with sixth-seeded Sanford (11-3-1) squaring off with No. 11 Ursuline (7-6-2) at 7 p.m.

Indian River (14-1), the Henlopen South champion, will face the winner of the Woodbridge-Tower Hill game in the quarterfinals.

The Division I tournament will begin with four games on May 26. In the first game of a doubleheader at Caravel, CR (14-1) plays seventh-seeded Dover (9-6) at 6 p.m.

In a doubleheader at Dover, eighth-seeded Sussex Tech (8-7) plays top-seeded Padua (15-0) at 6 p.m. before sixth-seeded Smyrna (9-6) plays No. 3 Middletown (13-0-2) at 8 p.m.

Polytech 3, Delmarva Christian 0: Meadow Watkinson netted a pair of first-hoal goals in the Panthers’ victory.

Polytech finished with advantages of 9-6 in shots and 3-2 in corner kicks.

Caesar Rodney 9, St. Thomas More 0: The Riders tallied all nine of their goals in the first half of the nonconference victory.

Indian River 4, Ursuline 0: Samantha Whelen and Brooke Beam (1 assist) tallied two goals apiece in the Indians’ victory.

Fabrea McCray made seven saves for IR, which finished with advantages of 14-7 in shots and 7-3 in corner kicks.

Cape Henlopen 4, Laurel 1: The Vikings scored two goals in each half to post the victory.

Newark Charter 5, Milford 0: Megan Wolfe made 14 saves for the Buccaneers in the loss.

Lacrosse

Cape, Polytech top seeds in girls’ tourney: A year after squaring off in the state championship game, Cape Henlopen and Polytech are the top two seeds in the DIAA girls’ lacrosse state tournament.

The 12-team tourney begins with a pair of first-round games on Friday. Those games were moved up a day because of the expected rainy weather on Saturday.

Seventh-seeded Caesar Rodney (8-7) will host No. 10 Smyrna (9-6) at 5:30 p.m. In their third year as a varsity program, the Eagles are making their first appearance in the tournament.

In Tuesday’s quarterfinal, seven-time state champion Cape (14-1) will host the winner of the first-round matchup between No. 8 Ursuline and No. 9 St. Andrews at 7 p.m. Polytech (13-2) will host the winner of the CR-Smyrna contest at 7 p.m.

Cape Henlopen 19, Sussex Tech 2: The Vikings built a 13-1 halftime lead before posting the Henlopen Conference win.

Newark Charter 14, Smyrna 10: The Eagles closed the regular season with a nonconference loss.

BOYS, Lake Forest 22, Smyrna 10: Austin Aguilar tallied seven goals and an assist to spark the Spartans.

Dawaunta Parker added six goals and two assists while Benjamin Moore had five goals. Parker Sard and Carter Kenton (1 assist) both scored twice.

Christian Chilton made 10 saves for Lake Forest.

Wilm. Friends 7, Cape Henlopen 6: In a game played Tuesday night, the Quakers scored in the second OT to register the victory.

Evan Gehman netted three goals for the Vikings with Matthew Lally (2 assists), Ethan Ghabra and Robert Neall scoring Cape’s other goals.

Goalies Brendan Kane and Brandt Lookup made four saves each for the Vikings, who outshot Friends, 33-23.

Softball

Caesar Rodney 5, Appoquinimink 4: The Riders finished the regular season with a record of 13-5.

Sussex Central 5, Laurel 0: Mika Walker pitched a five-hitter as the Golden Knights posted the Henlopen win.

Taylor Evick had a pair of hits for Central, which scored four runs in the first inning.

Alexanfria Ullman had two hits for the Bulldogs.

Sussex Tech 9, Delmar 2: Madison Wheatley went 4-for-4 with a pair of homeruns, four runs scored and five RBI to power the Ravens.

Teammate Taylor Collins also hit two homers, going 3-for-4 with four RBI for Sussex Tech, which had 11 hits in the contest.

Delmar’s Avery Wheatley, who scored two runs, and Madison Lemmon both had doubles.

Milford 11, Woodbridge 1: The Buccaneers picked up a Henlopen Conference win.

Delmarva Christian 19, St. Thomas More 1: Camryn Thompson pitched a two-hitter with nine strikeouts and went 4-for-4 at the plate for the Royals.

Allie Zitvogel and Bec Hastings added two hits apiece for Delmarva Christian.

Elise Conlin and Sabrina Portalatin each had a hit for the Ravens.

Baseball

Milford 4, Woodbridge 0: Holden Bailey pitched a two-hit shutout for the Buccaneers.

Archmere 13, Caesar Rodney 3: With the contest tied 3-3 in the fourth, the Auks scored 10 runs over the last three innings to pull away to the win.

Tommy Gallucci and Carlton Voak both had RBI for the Riders.

St. Georges 11, Indian River 2: With the game tied 1-1, the Hawks erupted for 10 runs in the seventh inning to take the victory.

Zane Richard had two hits and an RBI to lead the Indians.

Delmarva Christian 12, St. Thomas More 2: The Royals took the lead for good with a five-run first inning.

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