Roundup: Wesley drops women’s soccer opener to Washington 4-0

Washington College netted three second-half goal to put away a 4-0 victory over Wesley in women’s soccer on Friday evening.

Sophomore Aline Check put the lone Wesley shot on goal in the 38th minute of the first half. Junior Janiah Moore (Caesar Rodney), sophomore Aleya Cummings (Caesar Rodney) and freshman Amanda Moccaldi each tallied a shot for the Wolverines in their season opener.

Freshman goalkeeper Krista Salvadore made six stops in between the pipes for the Wolverines.

Delaware 2, Marist 1: Junior Hannah Specht scored both goals to give the Blue Hens the double-overtime win.

Specht scored the ‘golden goal’ game-winner 41 seconds into the second overtime on a perfect shot from distance that bent over Marist goalie Bianca Furci.

Caesar Rodney High graduate Aleya Cummings battles Washington College’s Picabo French for the ball in the first half of Wesley’s match Friday night. (Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh)

On the winner, Riley Dixon made a nice run into traffic, ultimately flicking the ball to Specht, who muscled past a defender to create space. The space allowed the Syracuse transfer the ability to release a powerful shot that ultimately evaded the Marist goalkeeper.

Specht added her first goal of her Delaware career in the 12th minute to give the Hens (1-2-1) the early 1-0 advantage. Marist (2-3) scored on a free kick goal in the 85th minute to send the game into overtime.

Maia Duval of Washington College slides in to boot the ball away from Wesley’s Janiah Moore, who was closing in on the goal.

Delaware outshot Marist 15-11, taking seven corners to Marist’s one. Redshirt senior Kailyn Rekos made her return to the lineup, recording a pair of saves.
Lafayette 3, Delaware State 1: The Leopards tallied three first-half goals before downing the Hornets.

Kayleigh Leschinski scored in the second half for DelState (0-6), which outshot Lafayette, 7-6.

MEN, Randolph-Macon 4, Wesley 0: The Wolverines dropped their season opener in the first game f the Yellow Jacket Classic, hosted by Randolph-Macon.

Sophomore goalkeeper Kyle Springsteen made three saves. Freshman Darius-David Robinson tallied two shots, including one on target. Fellow freshmen Saad Salman-Nahi and Djabari Collymore each notched a shot on goal.

College field hockey

Delaware 9, Dartmouth 1: On a night celebrating the 2016 season, the No. 3 Blue Hens put on an offensive show at Rullo Stadium.

Wesley’s Sammy Williams (8) goes after the ball with Olivia Sabatino of Washington College in the first half.

With a record 811 fans on hand, Delaware (2-1) unveiled its national championship sign before cruising to the win as eight Hens had at least one point.

Senior Taylor Lister tied a Delaware single-game program record with four assists while freshman Lotte de Koning collected her first career goal and then became just the sixth Blue Hen to register a hat trick as a freshman.

Junior Lisa Giezeman added three points on two assists and a goal while classmate Greta Nauck picked up two goals of her own.

The Hens outshot Dartmouth, 30-4 and held a 15-2 advantage in penalty corners.

College volleyball

Yale 3, Delaware 0: The Blue Hens dropped a three-set match to the Bulldogs at the Lee Amphitheater at the Yale Invitational.

The Bulldogs, playing their season opener, took the contest by set scores of 25-18, 25-17, 25-14 over Delaware (0-4).

Maria Bellinger slammed a match-best 13 kills while adding eight digs and three blocks for the Blue Hens, while Brooke Robertson chipped in with four kills and led the team with a career-high 10 digs. Bailey Pearlman also blasted four kills, while Abby Skryd handed out 17 assists and Maddie Judge posted eight digs.

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