Roundup: Riders kick off soccer season with 2-1 victory over Charter

David Haynes scored in the 78th minute to give Caesar Rodney a 2-1 victory over Wilmington Charter on Friday night at the DE Turf Complex to kick off the boys’ soccer season.

Haynes’ goal came from an assist by Tommy Pomatto. CR avenged a 4-0 defeat to Wilmington Charter from last year in the season opener.

Lake Forest 1, Dickinson 0: Seth Parker netted a goal in the final minutes to give the Spartans a nonconference victory.

Smyrna 3, Concord 0: Dakota Kerr, Cornelius Yancy and Albert Toe provided the goals as the Eagles began their season with a win.

Cape Henlopen 2, Sussex Academy 1: Troy Humphries won the game for the Vikings with a goal in overtime.

Zach Gelof scored the other tally for Cape Henlopen. Ryan Burke netted Sussex Academy’s goal.

Indian River 2, Newark 0: Maykin Gutierrez and Jared Cordoba had the goals while Edgardo Velasquez recorded a pair of assists in the Indians’ victory.

Woodbridge 2, Brandywine 2: Christopher Albury and Brian Navarrete each scored in the second half to help Woodbridge come back from a 2-0 halftime deficit.

Football

A.I. du Pont 28, Polytech 21: The Tigers scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter as Polytech suffered a narrow loss on the road to open its season.

Doug Reed paced the Panthers with a pair of touchdowns. He returned a kick 67 yards for a touchdown and also caught a 33-yard pass from Vincent Tascione.

Tascione had the other score for the Panthers on a quarterback sneak.

Delmar 41, Smithsburg, Md. 9: The Wildcats scored 34 unanswered points to start the game on their way to an out of state victory.

Brooks Parker led Delmar with two rushing touchdowns while Te’Shawn Dennard, Trey Parsons and Carson Phillips each added a rushing touchdown apiece. George Angello completed a 42-yard touchdown pass to Corbin Coenen for the other score.

Field hockey

Milford 2, Appoquinimink 1: Anna Sollie and Jessie Donovan each scored goals as the Buccaneers rallied from a goal down to earn a nonconference victory.

Tower Hill 3, Dover 0: The Senators fell in a nonconference contest to begin the season. Dover held a 13-5 edge in penalty corners but the Hillers scored twice in the first half to take control of the game.

Volleyball

Caesar Rodney 3, Concord 1: Sara Cessna led the Riders with 15 kills, Chloe Therese Mangubat recorded 11 kills while Jessica Crawford had eight kills and 20 assists in the CR victory.

Set scores were 25-20, 25-27, 25-17 and 25-12.

Archmere 3, Smyrna 0: The Eagles dropped their opening contest in straight sets 25-17, 25-9 and 25-20.

College field hockey

Delaware 6, Pennsylvania 1: Freshman Lotte de Koning tallied two goals Friday afternoon as No. 6 Delaware defeated Penn, 2-1, at Ellen Vagelos Field.

The midfielder put the Hens on board first in the 29th minute while Penn’s Alexa Hoover tied the game at 1-1 in the 47th minute.

De Koning scored her fifth goal of the season, the game-winner, with 16 minutes left on the clock.

The Hens (4-1) outshot the Quakers (0-3), 15-8, and also held a 9-3 advantage in penalty corners. Senior goalie Emmeline Oltmans notched four saves as Delaware won its third straight contest.

College soccer

WOMEN, Delaware 1, Massachusetts 1: Delaware extended its unbeaten streak to four-matches drawing with host UMass. After falling behind 1-0, senior Krista Trinidad tallied an 83rd-minute goal that pushed the Hens to their fourth consecutive positive result.

UMass (1-3-1) struck first Friday when freshman Jenny Hipp tallied her first career goal in the 77th minute of the match. Just six minutes later, Delaware (2-2-2) found the equalizer when Trinidad made a beautiful run into the opposing third. When Trinidad entered the 18-yard box, she was able to pry the ball loose from Minutewoman keeper Cassidy Babin and fired a shot into the left-hand side of the wide open net.

In the tie, goalie Kailyn Rekos had seven saves. Trinidad recorded six of Delaware’s eight shots for the match.

MEN, Shenandoah 2, Wesley 1: Danny Garza scored a late equalizer on a penalty kick but the Wolverines gave up a penalty kick goal of their own a few minutes later to suffer the nonconference defeat.

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