Roundup: Sussex Tech edges Polytech 14-13 in boys’ lacrosse

In a game that was close throughout, Sussex Tech High edged Polytech, 14-13, in Henlopen Conference Northern Division boys’ lacrosse on Wednesday.

With the contest tied, 11-11, the Ravens outscored the Panthers, 3-2, in the fourth quarter.

Jason Whaley (2 assists) had a game-high seven goals for Sussex Tech with Matthew Tull collecting four goals and four assists. Nathan Hanenfeld, Nathaniel Quillin (1 assist) and Adam Johnson tallied Sussex Tech’s other goals.

Goalie Ryan Justis made 12 saves for the Ravens, who outshot Polytech, 40-30.

The Panthers Zachary Maheu netted a team-high five goals with Zachary Trabaudo (1 assist) scoring three. Joshua Davis (2 goals, 2 assists), Patrick O’Brien (2 goals) and Griffin Ott (1 goal) also scored goals.

Nathan Fairbanks stopped 12 shots.

Smyrna 4, Sussex Central 1: The Eagles picked up the win in a low-scoring Henlopen North game.

Indian River 9, Milford 6: George Martin led the Indians with three goals while Gianni Gottschalk and Josh Lucido had two goals each.

GIRLS, Polytech 19, Sussex Tech 10: Ali McKay and Maddie McKay (3 assists) tallied five goals apiece to pace the Panthers to the Henlopen win.

Ali McKay scored the 200th goal of her career for Polytech, which led 11-3 at halftime.

The Panthers were also led by Jamie Trabaudo (3 goals, 6 assists), Camryn Dennis (3 goals), Kate Richardson (2 goals, 1 assist) and Caroline Hermance (1 goal, two assists).

Shannon Stephan made seven saves.

Madi Bada (1 assist) and Morgan Johnson had three goals apiece for Sussex Tech. Kathryn Giles scored twice and Breonda Wright made seven saves.

Dover 21, Sussex Academy 1: The Senators rolled to the Henlopen Conference victory.

The Seahawks’ Grace Scort made a season-high 17 saves.

Smyrna 17, Indian River 6: Shabnam Noroozi and Maddie Price each had five-goal games in the Eagles’ conference win while Kaila Hindt added a pair of goals.

Emiley Shuey paced the Indians with five goals.

Cape Henlopen 16, Caesar Rodney 5: The Vikings outscored the Riders, 10-1, in the first half before registering the conference win.

Baseball

Sussex Tech 5, Salesianum 0: Matt Warrington pitched seven scoreless innings for the Ravens with seven strikeouts.

Offensively, Sussex Tech was led by Luke Oliphant (2-for-3, two runs), Colin Bergh (2-for-3) and Kyle Lux (2-for-4, two RBIs).

Girls’ soccer

Cape Henlopen 9, Seaford 0: Kassidy Ostan and Lindsey Swontek scored two goals apiece to lead the Vikings.

Carly Dmiterchik, Cassidy Best, Lily Smith and Brooke Hollingsworth also netted goals for Cape.

College baseball

Towson 18, Delaware State 4: Towson scored six runs in the first and eighth innings en route to the win.

Kwestin Smith had two hits and a RBI, while Austin Bentley and Devin Beverly also drove in runs for the Hornets.

Delaware State (10-30) jumped out to an early lead with two runs in the top of the first inning. Evan Regez scored the first run on a wild pitch and Bentley’s two-out single drove in Darnell Maisonet to give the Hornets a 2-0 lead.

Towson (15-27) answered with six runs in the bottom of the first.

The Hornets put two more runs on the board in the second to pull closer. Beverly doubled in Chris Panzarella with DSU’s third run and Smith singled in Beverly with two outs to cut Towson’s lead to 6-4.

The Tigers blew the game open with six runs in the eighth.

College softball

UD takes a pair from Mount St. Mary’s: The Blue Hens swept a non-conference doubleheader from Mount St. Mary’s, 8-2 and 3-2.

Leanna Gearhart had three RBI in the first game and Mariah Kondravy finished 3-for-4 while driving in three runs. In the second game, Gearhart scored all three runs, going 2-for-3 with a walk.

Delaware, which improved to 18-0 all-time vs. Mount St. Mary’s, has won seven straight non-conference games. The Hens have now won 16 home games, tied for the second most in a single season.

DSU’s Hawthorne honored again: Delaware State senior catcher Sandy Hawthorne was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the fourth time of her career, after batting .583 with seven hits, nine RBI, four runs, a double, a triple and a homer in DSU’s three-game sweep of Howard.

Hawthorne has posted career-highs in batting (.391), hits (50), RBI (50) and home runs (5). She also claimed the top spot on DSU’s all-time list for most doubles (49) and needs four more RBI to pass Catrina Ansbach for the school single-season record.

College golf

Hornets second in MEAC event: Delaware State’s Suchada Anusuriya finished fourth with a score of 152 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Showcase this past Tuesday, as the Hornets placed second to conclude their 2015-16 campaign.

Anusuriya’s performance was highlighted by shooting a -1 on the par 5’s, tying four other golfers for the lowest score. She also tallied the third most birdies (4) of any golfer, along with Elaine Aisha Peete, who finished 12th (163, +19).

Rounding out the standings for the Hornets included Samyra Lewis tying for 10th (160, +16), Ireanna Peete finishing 13th (166, +22) and Iyana Monagan placing 19th (191, +47).

College equestrian

Hornets honored for work in classroom: Thirteen members of the Delaware State equestrian team have earned national recognition for their academic success.

The National Collegiate Equestrian Association has announced that DSU’s Hayley Anderson, Abigail Buckwalter, Emily Fick, Elizabeth Koons and Tiffany Lee are among 62 student-athletes nationwide selected to the Beval Saddlery Academic first team.

The team consists of riders who have competed in a minimum of 70 percent of their school’s meets; and earned a cumulative grade-point-average of at least  3.5 while maintaining full-time enrollment in the previous spring and fall semesters, respectively.

The Delaware State equestrian squad was also honored as the Hornet women’s program with the top team grade-point-average of 3.41.

Special Olympics

Soccer gets underway in schools: More than 1,000 Special Olympics Delaware athletes and Unified partners (peers without a disability) will compete in soccer events across the state during the month of May.

Schools representing nearly every district in Delaware will attend events held from 10:15 a.m.-1 p.m. on May 3 at the University of Delaware, May 9 at Sussex Tech High School, May 17 at Polytech High School and May 24 at St. Andrew’s School.

Athletes either participate individually or with a Unified partner in skills competitions, or on Unified teams in 5 v 5 round-robin tournaments. More than 60 teams from all levels are expected to play in the tournaments. For more information visit www.sode.org.

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