Thomas Aloe and David Schmidt each scored four goals as Caesar Rodney High defeated Dover High 12-6 in the quarterfinals of the DIAA boys’ lacrosse state tournament on Saturday afternoon.
The Riders, the third seed, will face second seed Cape Henlopen on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Caravel Academy.
Sean MacLeish chipped in three goals for Caesar Rodney who went on a 5-0 run in the second quarter. Nolan Aloe also scored.
Dover was led by Devaughn Williams and Connor Ashoka Garrett who had two goals apiece. Dylan Handel and William Niebrzydowski netted one goal each.
Cape Henlopen 11, Archmere 9: Kyle Orton scored to break a 9-9 tie and Michael Hopkins added another goal as the Vikings held off Archmere to advance to the semifinals.
Erik-Stephane Stancofski had three goals for Cape while Hopkins scored a pair. Hank Coveleski, Brock Maloomian, Robert Neal, Alexander Marshall and James Ashby rounded out the scoring for the Vikings.
Chris Argo made 14 saves for Cape as Archmere out-shot the Vikings 37-32.
Cape Henlopen 8, Sussex Tech 4: Alec McCoy pitched six innings of shutout baseball before running out of steam in the seventh to help the 10th-seeded Vikings to the first round victory.
Drew Mulcahy was 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. Zack Gelof had an RBI double and David Kwan had a pair of RBIs to lead the charge offensively for Cape.
Cole Collins led Sussex Tech with three hits and Colin Bergh had a pair of hits and two RBIs.
St. Mark’s 7, Milford 3: The 16th-seeded Buccaneers came so close to upsetting the tournament’s top seed but St. Mark’s scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Shawn Snowden and Phil Herber each had an RBI single for Milford.
Salesianum 5, Sussex Central 2: The Golden Knights, seeded 15th, took a 2-0 lead but fell as Kyle Hinton powered the Sals with two RBIs and three hits.
Brody Grove threw a complete game for Sussex Central.
Polytech 5, Indian River 2: Whitney DeMora drove in two runs as the Panthers, the fourth seed, won their first round matchup.
Laurel 1, Smyrna 0: The two-time defending state champions survived No. 15 Smyrna thanks to Marissa Walls’ RBI single in the sixth.
Regan Green struck out 14 in a complete game shutout.
Delmar 12, Lake Forest 2: The tournament’s top seed needed six innings to move on.
Caravel 11, Cape Henlopen 1: The Vikings took an early 1-0 lead but still fell in five innings.
Jordan Cirden led the Cape offense by going 1-for-1.
Delaware Military Academy 7, Sussex Tech 6: The Seahawks scored five runs in the final inning, all with two outs, for a walkoff win.
College of Charleston 4, Delaware 1: The University of Delaware baseball team’s spirited post-season run ended Saturday morning as the Blue Hens were eliminated from the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament, falling to No. 13 ranked and top-seeded College of Charleston at The Ballpark at Patriots Point.
Charleston starter Hayden McCutcheon put together the longest and best start of his career as the righty tossed a complete game six-hitter and the only run he surrendered was unearned.
“We put together a great run down here and I am very proud of these guys,” said University of Delaware head coach Jim Sherman. “Charleston’s pitcher was fantastic today, but we had our share of great pitching recently. I loved how we focused and played well down the stretch this season.”
Delaware made its deepest run into the CAA Tournament since the 2012 squad advanced to the championship game before falling to UNCW.
On Saturday, both teams went scoreless in the first two inning, but Charleston took the lead with a two-run third. The Cougars recorded their first run when UD (26-24) starting pitcher Taylor Mahoney balked. Charleston then added to its lead on a Bradley Jones RBI single.
The Cougars (43-12) extended their margin to three runs on a Carl Wise RBI triple in the fifth. Erven Roper then supplied Charleston’s fourth run of the game on an RBI double in the sixth inning.
Delaware’s lone run came when Diaz Nardo led off the eighth inning with a double down the left field line and eventually scored from third on a passed ball.
Greg Olenski posted UD’s second extra-base hit of the contest with a two-out double in the ninth inning, but Tyler Powell popped up to the first baseman in foul territory to end the game and the season for the Blue Hens.
Delaware’s pitching was again strong Saturday as Mahoney made his first start of the season and the southpaw allowed three earned runs on six hits in 5.1 innings of work. Luke Alicknavitch pitched 3.1 innings of relief and surrendered just one hit while registering three strikeouts.
Olenski led the Blue Hens with two hits in the contest, while four other Delaware batters posted one hit each.
Brock Niggebrugge and Adam Davis made the most of their final games with the Blue Hens as the duo was named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association Tournament team.
Niggebrugge, who started all five games in the tournament, posted a .462 batting average with two runs scored and one RBI. The shortstop was also a reliable defensive presence for the Hens during the tournament and throughout the season..
Davis saved his best performance for last as the senior captain tossed a complete game five-hitter in Delaware’s 3-1 victory over William & Mary on Thursday. The third team All-CAA selection also struck out six batters to earn his sixth win of the season and prolong the Delaware season.