Wesley women defeat Hollins 13-1 in lacrosse opener

Fallon Fore

The Wesley College women’s lacrosse team downed Hollins, 13-1, on Monday in its season opener.

Wesley’s four seniors combined for 10 first-half goals. Paige Brehm and Fallon Fore had four goals and one assist each. Along with a team-high three draw controls, Fore scooped up three ground balls and caused two turnovers. Brehm recorded seven ground balls, a pair of draw controls and caused two turnovers.

Taylor Speicher and Brianna Bacon both tallied two-goal performances. Bacon also dished out two assists and helped out on defense with two caused turnovers.

Kassie Dieter netted a goal and handed out two assists for three points.

College basketball

Hens’ Horton honored again: Delaware freshman guard Ithiel Horton was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week on Monday.

Horton earned his fourth conference rookie of the week honor this season after averaging 21.0 points and 3.5 rebounds during the Blue Hens’ final two home games. He finished 15 of 28 (53.6 percent) from the floor, including 10 of 20 from three-point range.

College golf

UD women set mark: Delaware carded the lowest two team rounds in school history during a record-setting day as the Blue Hens ended Monday’s action in first place at the UNF Collegiate.

The Hens fired rounds of 283 and 286 on Monday, leading the 17-team field with a 569 score. Mercer sits in second place at 576, while tournament host North Florida is third with a 577 total.

Delaware twice bested the previous team single round mark of 287 set twice this fall.

UD junior Ariane Klotz and sophomore Thitaree Sakulbunpanich each enjoyed a good day on the course and are tied for first place in the individual standings at six under par, along with Hanna Alberto of Sam Houston State.

College track & field

Three Wolverines in NCAAs: Evelina Sloboh, Thomas Kalieta Jr. and Kai Cole will represent Wesley College at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships, which will take place on March 8 and 9 at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston, Mass.

Cole enters his first national meet as the top seed in the 200-meter dash and the second seed in the 60-meter dash. Cole’s school record time of 21.40 seconds in the 200 meters and 6.79 seconds in the 60 dash were achieved at the Boston University Last Chance on Feb. 23.

Kalieta qualified for his second NCAA Championships and will compete in the 200- and 400-meter dashes. Kalieta earned the third seed in the 200 with a time of 21.43 seconds which he achieved at the Boston University Last Chance on Feb. 23.

He is the sixth seed in the 400-meter dash, clocking in with a school record time of 47.97 seconds from the Navy Select on Feb. 8.

A veteran of the national championships, Sloboh will run at the meet for the third time in her career. She enters the meet as the second seed in the 60-meter dash with a school record time of 7.60 seconds, which was broken at the Navy Select on Feb. 8.

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