Roundup: Unbeaten Polytech boys’ soccer team defeats Laurel 6-1

Dover forward Emerson Escalante Diaz battles Max Strong of Indian River. (Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh)

Dover forward Emerson Escalante Diaz battles Max Strong of Indian River. (Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh)

The Polytech High boys’ soccer team erupted for six goals to overcome a halftime deficit and defeat Laurel High 6-1 on Tuesday afternoon.

With the win the Panthers remained unbeaten on the season. They improved to 9-0 overall.

Zach Maheu paced Polytech with a pair of goals. Tyler Imprescia, Marco Maddalena, Josh Wingfield and Samuel Dewar added a goal each.

Caesar Rodney 9, Seaford 0: Ricardo Hernandez’s four goals helped the Riders earn the shutout victory.

David Haynes contributed a pair of goals while Tommy McPoyle, Chikezie Ikwuagwu and Steven Ferrandino scored once.

Sussex Central 1, Sussex Academy 0: Isaac Flores scored the lone goals of the game in the first half as the Golden Knights hung on for the nonconference victory.

Indian River 8, Dover 1: Jared Cordoba scored four goals while Oscar Cruz and Wilberth Gomez netted two goals each.

Emerson Diaz scored the lone goal for the Senators.

Smyrna 3, Lake Forest 0: Nicholas Taylor scored a pair of goals to power the Eagles while Dakota Kerr added one.

Cape Henlopen 2, Milford 1: Zach Gelof’s two goals proved to be the difference for Cape Henlopen.

Johan de Jesus of IR boots the ball away from Dover’s Derek Hallock (left) and Harry Cooke.

Johan de Jesus of IR boots the ball away from Dover’s Derek Hallock (left) and Harry Cooke.

Sussex Tech 8, Delmar 0: The Ravens scored eight first half goals in their victory on Tuesday.

Michael Barr, Patrick Short and Denilson Ramos had two goals each for the Ravens. Josh Artiga and Eliel Gomez chipped in a goal apiece.


Smyrna 3, Milford 0: Kylie McCusker recorded 25 assists, including the 1,000th of her career as the Eagles won 25-5, 25-8, 25-2.

Caesar Rodney 3, Seaford 0: The Riders cruised to a straight-set victory, 25-5, 25-2, 25-10.

Polytech 3, Lake Forest 0: Kayle Williams paced the Panthers with 13 kills as they won 25-17, 25-20, 25-23.

Field hockey

Dover 2, Woodbridge 1: Kristen Adkins had an overtime goal to give the Senators a thrilling victory.

Sydni Warman scored with 9:54 left in the contest to tie the game.

Mick Delima of Dover eyes the ball with teammate Derek Hallock closing in.

Mick Delima of Dover eyes the ball with teammate Derek Hallock closing in.

Polytech 5, Smyrna 3: The Panthers scored three in the second half to break a 2-2 halftime tie.

Madison Knight’s second goal of the game put the Panthers ahead and Camryn Dennis netted what proved to be the game-winner. Meadow Watkinson and Madilyn McKay also scored for Polytech.

Alexis Moore led Smyrna with a pair of goals and Cassidy Cook scored the other Smyrna goal.

Lake Forest 9, Sussex Central 0: Kailtyn Stahre’s five goals paced the Spartans while Mya Maddox, Karinne Moyer, Zara Collison and Katelynn Brown also scored.

College football

Wesley’s Lee earns another award: For the third straight week Wesley running back E.J. Lee was named ECAC Rookie of the Week.

Dover goalie Sean Quirk tries to protect the goal with IR's Wilberth Gonzales Gomez closing in.

Dover goalie Sean Quirk tries to protect the goal with IR’s Wilberth Gonzales Gomez closing in.

In the Wolverines’ third consecutive win, he carried 15 times for 83 yards, marking the third consecutive week that the freshman has gained 80 yards or more on the ground. The only freshman among the league’s Top 25 rushers, Lee currently ranks eighth in the NJAC in rushing (69.7 yards per game). In Wesley’s last three contests, the Germantown, Md. native has run for 331 yards and five touchdowns.

College field hockey

St. Mary’s 4, Wesley 1: Sidney Knott got the start in goal making four saves while allowing four goals in the first half. For the second half, Makenzie McIntyre came in and stopped all three shots she faced. Morgan Seymour added yet another defensive save to her nation-leading tally, bringing her to 20 on the year.

Taylor Timmons (Delmarva Christian) netted the lone goal for the Wolverines.

Seymour honored by ECAC: Morgan Seymour was named ECAC Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Wolverines to a 2-1 record, including a pair of shutouts.

Seymour, a Smyrna High product, recorded six defensive saves in a 2-1 week for the Wolverines. Against Shenandoah on Tuesday, Seymour made three crucial defensive saves to keep the Hornets out of the cage and help Wesley earn a 1-0 win. Against CNU, the senior added two more defensive saves.

In Saturday’s 5-0 win over Hendrix, Seymour added a defensive save, swatting a lifted ball out of the air before it found the net, and then dished off an assist later in the game. Seymour has recorded 19 defensive saves on the season, leading the CAC and the nation.

College volleyball

Wesley 3, Lancaster Bible 1: Tionne Graves-Brown and Jessica Tynes each recorded 12 kills to lead four Wolverines with double-digit kills. Kristin Wissler led the team with 18 digs while Graves-Brown and Tynes each earned a double-double with 14 and 13 digs respectively. Beth Schlecker dished off 18 assists while Lindsay Burg handed out 28. Ziolkowski led the team’s net defense with three blocks including a huge solo block in the fourth game.

La Salle 3, Delaware State 0: Bryanna Davis had team-highs of 11 kills and 10 digs to lead La Salle to its 10th victory of the season (10-13). Kathryn Wood topped all players with 31 assists for the Explorers.

NaKia Jones led Delaware State with seven kills, while teammate Aaliyah McBean had a match-high 15 digs. Morgan Tennant recorded 18 assists to lead the Hornets. Scores were 25-19, 25-9 and 25-22.

College golf

Chesser wins golfer of the week: The Capital Athletic Conference has named Wesley College Golf senior Dylan Chessher CAC Co-Golfer of the Week after his outstanding performance at the Revolutionary Collegiate Classic over the weekend.

Chessher was named the CAC Co-Golfer of the Week after recording the second-best two-round total in conference history with a 4-under par 140 at the Revolutionary College Classic hosted by Ursinus. Chessher carded a 69 (-3) on day one and it followed that up with a day two 71 (-1) to secure first place individually and help the Wolverines to a third-place team finish. Chessher’s two-day total of 140 tied for the second-best two-day score in CAC history, matching York’s Kevin Long (2012) and Wesley’s Robert Ehrhardt (2013).

Hens finish ninth: The Blue Hens fired a 288 score during Tuesday’s final round of the Elon Phoenix Invitational to tie for ninth place.

Gardner-Webb shot a sizzling 830 to win the team title, while Loyola (Md.) finished second at 848 and Elon placed third with an 849 score. The Blue Hens, who posted rounds of 284 and 289 on Monday, tied for ninth place out of 15 squads with an 861 three-round total.

Delaware junior Jack Gianniny carded an even par 71 during his final round on the par 71, 6,867-yard Alamance Country Club course, tying for 18th place in the individual standings with a two under par 68-72-71-211. Senior Marc Oliveri enjoyed the lowest round of the day by a Blue Hen with a one under par 70, as he tied for 29th place with a one over par 72-72-70-214

College bowling

MacLeod wins weekly award: Delaware State’s Amber MacLeod has been recognized by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference for her performance in the Hornets’ season-opening tournament last week. MacLeod was named MEAC Bowler-of-the-Week today after finishing second among nearly  120 competitors with a total pinfall of 1,069 and five-game average of 213.8 at the Kutztown University Bud Whitman Memorial Tournament last weekend.

She rolled more than 200 in four of the five games, including a top score of 244, to help lead the Hornets to a 5-0 mark in regular team games during the tournament.

In addition, MacLeod helped Delaware State post a 4-1 mark in Baker games last weekend.

Delaware State posted first place finishes in Baker and regular team play, and the Hornets’ overall tournament record of 9-1 was tops among all competing schools.

MacLeod was named to the All-Tournament Team following each of the two tournament days.

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