Aleya Cummings netted back-to-back goals three minutes apart to lift Caesar Rodney High to a 4-3 victory over Indian River in a showdown between the Henlopen Conference’s top two girls’ soccer teams on Monday.
Cummings, who finished with three second-half goals, scored at the 69:39 and 72:44 marks to give the Riders a 4-2 advantage.
A goal by IR’s Madison Hogsten at the 77:31 mark accounted for the final score.
Jessie Prillaman tallied a first-half goal for the Riders with goalie Marianna Nuzzo stoping seven shots. CR (9-1), which won its seventh straight game, held advantages of 15-13 in shots and 5-2 in corner kicks.
Hogsten scored twice with Brooke Beam adding the other goal for the Indians (8-1), who suffered their first loss. Fabrea McCray made nine saves.
Middletown 5, Smyrna 1: Cassidy Cook made 11 saves for the Eagles, who tallied only a second-half goal.
The Cavaliers held advantages of 16-10 in shots and 3-1 in corner kicks.
GIRLS, Polytech 15, Archmere 14: Caroline Hermance tied the contest with just three seconds left in regulation before Ali McKay won it in overtime for the Panthers.
McKay finished with a game-high seven goals and an assist for Polytech (9-2) while her sister, Madi, had three goals and assisted on Hermance’s goal.
Jamie Trabaudo (2 goals, 2 assists), Kate Richardson and Morgan Cook also scored for the Panthers while Shannon Stephan made eight saves. Polytech outshot the Auks, 26-24.
BOYS, Dover 11, Delmar 10: William Niebrzydowski scored in overtime to lift the Senators to the win.
Niebrzydowski finished with six goals for Dover, which trailed 6-2 in the second quarter. Ashoka Garrett added three goals with Robby Mason and Thomas Gill netting one each.
Kyle Potter made 10 saves. The Senators (5-5) have won four of their last five games while Delmar fell to 7-3.
Caravel 10, Milford 4: Jonathan Galione scored two goals with Mark Henderson and Cohen Bonneville adding one each for the Buccaneers.
Clay Stevenson made 15 saves as Caravel outshot Milford, 25-18.
DSU clinches MEAC North title: The Delaware State softball team (23-16, 16-2 MEAC) officially captured its third straight MEAC North division crown with the conclusion of conference play Sunday afternoon.
The Hornets finished five games ahead of Norfolk State (17-23, 11-6 MEAC) and Hampton (19-26, 11-7 MEAC) after closing conference play with a 12-game winning streak. During this stretch, DSU outscored its opponents, 144-38, as the Hornets finished with their highest MEAC win total since tallying 20 in 2006.
DelState has four regular-season games left before heading to Ormond Beach, Fla. (May 12–14) in search of their first MEAC Tournament title since 2008.
College track & field
Hornets win Penn relay: Over the weekend, the squad of Rayanna Relerford, Omealla Gordon, Faleesha Dowe and Leandra Nyemeck clocked a 3:43.41 to win the 1,600-meter relay ECAC event to headline the Delaware State track & field program’s outing at the Penn Relays.
It was the fastest time for the Hornets this season, surpassing a mark of 3:50.17.
On the men’s side, the team of Kiyair Lambert, Julius Allen, Charles Wulff-Cochrane and Emanuel Hitch finished fourth in the 800-meter relay IC4A event with a time of 1:30.01. The performance was also the fastest time of any DSU team this season, bypassing a mark of 1:37.30.
Wolverines shine at Penn: The Wesley College track & field team competed in the Penn Relays, with the Wolverines’ men’s 400-meter relay team of De’Vaughn Trader, Anthony Simpson, DaJahn Lowery, and Greg Taylor finished 20th overall (41.52). The Wolverines’ time ranks sixth in the nation at the Division III level.
In the 800, Vicco Bedell, Simpson, Nick Stenderowicz, and Lowery combined to finish 12th (1:28.25).
Local auto race
DSI rained out again: For the second week in a row, racing at Delaware International Speedway was cancelled due to the weather.
After two days of rain, blue sky and sunshine came too late on Saturday afternoon to allow track crews to dry out the grounds and track in time for Saturday night’s William J. & Juanita Cathell Memorial.
This Saturday night will be the first of two visits this season by the United Racing Club Sprint Cars. They will join the five weekly divisions. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m. For more information contact the speedway office at 302) 846-3911 or log on to www.delawareracing.com.