Roundup: Top-seeded Vikings dominate hockey tournament opener

Top-seeded Cape Henlopen High rolled to an 8-0 victory over No. 16 Brandywine in the first round of the DIAA field hockey state tournament on Wednesday afternoon.

The Vikings (16-0), who have won the last four state titles, stretched their state tourney winning streak to 17 games in a row.

In Saturday’s quarterfinals, Cape will host No. 9 Mount Pleasant at 2 p.m. The Green Knights (13-2) beat Caravel, 3-2, in their first-round game on Tuesday.

Senior Sydney Ostroski scored twice in Wednesday’s win for Cape while Erin Coverdale added a goal and two assists. Madison Irwin, Tess Bernheimer, Alia Marshall (1 assist), Lizzy Frederick and Kaitlyn Klabe all added goals for the Vikings, who led 3-0 at halftime.

Cape finished with advantages of 21-0 in shots and 35-0 in corners.

College soccer

CR grad Coverdale earns CAC honor: Four Wesley College men’s soccer players received Capital Athletic Conference All-Conference honors on Wednesday.

That group was led by freshman Adrian Coverdale, a Caesar Rodney High grad, who was named CAC Rookie of the Year.

Coverdale is the first Wolverine to earn CAC Rookie of the Year honors since Will Mileski two years ago. Coverdale led the Wolverines in goals with 10 goals, finishing with 21 points.
He also was selected to the All-CAC first team.

Joining Coverdale were second-team all-conference selections Mileski, a junior, and seniors R.J. Dina and Tobi Sowande.

Mileski had eight goals and seven assists to lead Wesley in points with 23. Dina and Sowande solidified the midfield for the Wolverines and captained the team to their best conference record (6-3) since joining the CAC.

Ex-Rider Moore also honored: Caesar Rodney High grad Janiah Moore, a freshman on the Wesley women’s soccer team, was a second-team selection on the all-CAC squad.

The first-year forward led the Wolverines and finished second in the conference with 13 goals and third in the conference with 29 points. Moore finished the season with four game-winning goals and three multi-goal games, including a four-goal performance in her collegiate debut against Cairn.

Track & field

Hajec selected for state ‘Hall’: Jill Hajec, who won four state championships at Caesar Rodney High and won a Patriot League championship at the U.S. Military Academy, will be inducted into the Delaware Track and Field Hall of Fame on Nov. 24.

Tickets for the event, to be held at the Cavaliers Country Club, near Newark, are available through Nov. 20 at $50 from Tom Fort at t.h.fort@comcast.net. The event will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7. Other inductees will be Mike Roberts, Shelley Talbert and Dayne Ross.

Hajec was the Division I state cross country champion for Caesar Rodney in 1999 and 2001, both on upstate courses, each time winning the George Johnson Award for the fastest time in either division. She was Henlopen Conference champion in 1999 and 2001.

At Army, she finished sixth in the 2004 Patriot League championships to lead her team to the conference title. In 2005, she won the Patriot League 3,000-meter steeplechase, after finishing second the previous year.

She graduated as Army’s second fastest steeplechaser runner, and remains one of the academy’s top ten in at 5,000 and 10,000 meters.

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