Roundup: Smyrna advances in volleyball tournament

Smyrna’s Reece Trabaudo serves against Brandywine. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

The Smyrna High volleyball team advanced in the first round of the DIAA state tournament with a 3-0 victory over Brandywine High on Thursday night.

Smyrna, the ninth seed, will take on No. 8 seeded Archmere Academy on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Salesianum School.

Set scores were 25-3, 25-8, 25-6.

Delaware Military Academy 3, Cape Henlopen 0: The Vikings fell in the first round of the state tournament to the 16th seed 25-11, 25-16, 25-15.

Sophia Spinelli recorded six kills to pace No. 17 seed Cape Henlopen.

Wilmington Friends 3, Caesar Rodney 0: The 19th-seeded Quakers upset the No. 14 Riders in a first round matchup 25-13, 25-16, 25-18.

Red Lion 3, Sussex Academy 0: Set scores were 25-8, 25-10, 25-14 as Sussex Academy dropped its first round game.

Field hockey

Dover 4, Sussex Central 1: Chelsea Johnson scored a goal and assisted on another as the Senators earned a Henlopen Conference Northern Division victory.

Taylor Hutchins, Ally Manifold and Ashley Stonesifer also had goals for Dover.

Cape Henlopen 3, Polytech 1: Cameron Smith’s hat-trick paced the Vikings to a Henlopen North win.

Madison Knight scored the lone goal for the Panthers.

Seaford 3, McKean 1: The Blue Jays recorded their first win of the season on Thursday.

Brianna Walker, Abigail Corey and Taylor Short scored for Seaford.

Boys’ soccer

Caravel 1, Dover 0: The Senators allowed a first-half goal and dropped the nonconference contest.

College field hockey

Nauck wins CAA yearly award: For the second straight season, Delaware’s Greta Nauck and Rolf van de Kerkhof were named the Colonial Athletic Association Field Hockey Player of the Year and Coach of the Year, respectively, while Lotte de Koning was tabbed the league’s Rookie of the Year. In total, the Blue Hens had eight individuals recognized with postseason honors Thursday afternoon.

Nauck and De Koning were joined on the CAA First Team list by seniors Taylor Lister and Emmeline Oltmans.

Second Team honors went to redshirt senior Kayla Devlin and juniors Kiki Bink and Lisa Giezeman while De Koning also garnered All-Rookie Team accolades.

College volleyball

UNC Wilmington 3, Delaware 0: The Seahawks took the match by set scores 25-19, 25-19, 25-15.

Outside hitter Maria Bellinger led the Blue Hens with nine kills and 13 digs, while contributing two blocks on the night. Freshman Courtnie Roberts and senior Daria Robinson each posted six kills and two blocks, while Roberts led the Blue Hens with 22 assists. Sophomore Bailey Pearlman posted five kills on the night, while libero Maddie Judge contributed 11 digs.

Women’s soccer

UD’s Dixon makes all-rookie team: freshman Riley Dixon was named to the Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie Team. Dixon joins teammates Riley Curtin and Dani Kabat who were named All-Rookie selections in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

This season Dixon scored a pair of goals and tallied a pair of assists, appearing in all 18 games (11 starts). In Delaware’s 2-1 double-overtime victory over Lehigh, Dixon tallied the game-winner in the 104th-minute. Dixon also tallied a pair of assists in Delaware’s 2-1 overtime victory over Marist, earning CAA Rookie of the Week honors (Week of Sept. 3).

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