Roundup: Vikings edge Smyrna 3-2 in field hockey

Smyrna midfielder Kayla Wilson closes in trying to stop the advance of Cape’s Kaylie Truitt. (Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh)

Cape Henlopen High scored three of the game’s first four goals before posting a 3-2 victory over Smyrna in Henlopen Conference field hockey on Tuesday afternoon.

It was the 11th straight win for the Vikings (10-2 in conference, 12-2 overall), who got goals from Lindsay Monigle, Alia Marshall and Annie Judge. Lori Ferguson made a pair of saves as Cape held advantages of 20-4 in shots and 15-4 in corners.

Katelynn Porter made 14 saves for the Eagles. Alexis Moore scored in the first half with Emily Thompson pulling Smyrna within 3-2 at the 20:33 mark of the second half.

Cape Henlopen hosts Polytech on Thursday at 4 p.m. in its regular-season finale.

Smyrna sophomore Alexis Moore (2nd from right) is congratulated by her teammates after scoring a goal in the first half against Cape.

Dover 3, Laurel 0: The Senators (7-4-2) tallied three second-half goals as they won for the third time in their last four games.

Grace Gast, Aimee Petit de Mange (1 assist) and Ally Manifold all scored goals for Dover, which finished with advantages of 16-0 in shots and 18-0 in corners.

Kaegen Brittingham made 12 saves for the Bulldogs.

Tome 5, St. Thomas More 2: Sophia Strafford (1 assist) and Lilly Fannin scored goals for the Ravens in the loss.

Boys’ soccer

Sussex Tech 3, Dover 1: The Ravens scored twice in the first half before picking up the Henlopen North win.

Samuel Cruz, Eliel Gonzalez-Gomez and Joshua Artiga all scored for Sussex Tech, who won their third game in a row.

The Ravens, who got seven saves from Jodi Johnson, held advantages of 13-9 in shots and 3-2 in corner kicks.

Sean Quirk made eight saves for the Senators while Emerson Escalante-Diaz’ goal in the 42nd minute pulled the Senators within 2-1.

Caesar Rodney 6, Sussex Academy 2: With the Riders leading 2-1, Steven Ferrandino (1 assist) netted back-to-back goals to put the Riders in control.

Thomas McPoyle, Zachary Hellmann, Monroe Hite and John Spadavecchia also scored goals for the Riders, who finish the regular season 13-2.

CR held advantages of 29-10 in shots and 6-1 in corner kicks.

William Davis and Marcus Espinoza-Cortez scored for the Seahawks.

Sussex Central 2, St. Mark’s 1: The Golden Knights edged the Spartans in a nonconference matchup.

College field hockey

Hens drop to No. 8: Delaware fell one spot to No. 8 in this week’s Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I poll.

Delaware (13-4, 6-0 CAA) received 746 points following wins at Hoftra and Northeastern by a combined score of 11-1.

The final Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I poll of the season will be announced on Nov. 7. The poll is voted on by NFHCA member coaches and has no bearing on selection to the NCAA Division I Field Hockey Tournament.

The CAA regular season champion for the second straight season, the top-seeded Blue Hens will take on fourth-seeded Northeastern (8-11, 3-3 CAA) at 3 p.m. Friday in the first game of the CAA semifinals at Rullo Stadium.

No. 15 James Madison (12-5, 5-1 CAA) and No. 19 William & Mary (12-6, 4-2 CAA) will face off in the other semifinals contest at 6 p.m. Sunday’s championship game is slated for a 1 p.m.

UD takes CAA awards: Delaware junior Greta Nauck earned CAA Player of the Week accolades for the fourth time this season while freshman Femke Strien picked up her second Rookie of the Week award.

Nauck posted back-to-back games with two goals in wins at Hofstra and Northeastern and has scored 19 points on nine goals and one assist in her last four games. The forward is UD’s all-time leader and eighth in CAA history with 65 career goals.

Strien registered the first multi-goal game of her career by posting the first two scores of the contest vs. the Huskies.

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