Delmar High tallied a pair of first-half goals before holding on for a 3-2 victory over Lake Forest High in Henlopen Conference Southern Division girls’ soccer on Tuesday afternoon.
It was the first division loss of the season for the Spartans (3-1 South, 10-2 overall). Delmar is 3-1-1 in the South, 9-3-1 overall.
The Wildcats opened up a 2-0 halftime lead before Lake Forest outscored them, 2-1, in the second half.
It marked the second time in the last three seasons that Delmar beat the Spartans by a 3-2 score. The two teams tied, 2-2, a year ago.
Smyrna 2, Sussex Tech 1: The Eagles scored a pair of second-half goals and then held off the Ravens for a big Henlopen Conference Northern Division victory.
Casey Bell’s goal in the 77th minute gave Smyrna its 2-0 advantage.
Sheyla Artiga then pulled Sussex Tech back to within 2-1 on a goal two minutes later but the Ravens didn’t get any closer.
Allison Hubert, who had a goal and an assist, put Smyrna up 1-0 with a goal in the 44th minute. Cassidy Cook made six saves as the Eagles finished with advantages of 11-7 in shots nad 3-2 in corner kicks.
Leslie Fazio made nine saves for Sussex Tech.
Dover 2, Cape Henlopen 1: Taylor Hutchins’ goal in the 62nd minute lifted the Senators to the Henlopen North victory.
Kathryn Ford scored a first-half goal for Dover while Brittany Rosello made six saves. The Senators finished with advantages of 9-7 in shots and 4-2 in corner kicks.
Olivia Baratto stopped five shots for Cape.
Caesar Rodney 9, Polytech 1: Aleya Cummings collected three goals and an assist as the Riders improved to 5-0 in the Henlopen North.
Lynsy Gruwell added two goals and a pair of assists for CR, which led 6-0 at halftime. Janiah Moore (1 assist), Grace Wilt and Rachel Smith also scored goals while Marianna Nuzzo made four saves.
Alyssa Jacobs netted a goal for the Panthers with Amanda Deputy making 10 saves.
Indian River 7, Sussex Central 0: Brooke Beam (1 assist) scored the Indians’ first four goals in their intradistrict win.
Madison Hogsten (2 assists) and Farris Hauck also scored goals for IR with Fabrea McCray making three saves.
Central’s Allison Barrow made five saves.
Woodbridge 8, Laurel 2: Megan Joseph scored four straight goals in one stretch as the Raiders picked up a Henlopen South victory.
Melanie Jerez tallied Woodbridge’s first two goals of the contest with Sara Davis and Brooke Joseph adding the others. Morgan Absher made eight saves.
Milford 10, Seaford 0: The Buccaneers blanked the Blue Jays to earn a Henlopen South win.
Archmere 8, St. Thomas More 0: The Auks tallied four goals in each half in posting the Diamond State Conference win.
Cape Henlopen 14, Caesar Rodney 4: The Vikings scored six runs in the second inning to overcome an early 4-0 deficit before going on to the win.
David Kwan (3-4, 2 doubles, 4 RBI), David Kennedy (3-4, 3 RBI) and Kai Vitella (2-2, 3 runs, 2 RBI) paced Cape’s 14-hit attack. Pitcher Alec McCoy entered the game in the second and retired 14 straight batters to earn the victory.
Brennen Brown drove in a pair of runs and scored for the Riders.
Dover 5, Sussex Central 1: Jared Rowley allowed just three hits and struck out six in six innings as the Senators picked up a conference win.
Garrett Lawson had two hits, including a double, while Tevin Thomas and Aven Purnell both tripled for Dover, which scored three runs in the fourth to break a scoreless tie.
Milford 11, Lake Forest 1: The Buccaneers used a six-run fifth to put away the Spartans and take control of first place in the Henlopen South.
Winning pitcher Cole Davis threw a five-inning four-hitter, Phillip Herber had two hits and Shawn Snowden drove in two runs.
Logan Simpson had an RBI single for the Spartans.
Indian River 7, Woodbridge 2: Edward Hogan had three hits, including a two-run homer and a double, to spark the Indians to the conference win.
Ryan Engh also had three hits with a pair of RBI while winning pitcher Jacob Hudson scattered eight hits in the complete-game victory.
Delmar 9, Seaford 0: The Wildcats scored seven runs in the first inning while Tim Ward pitched a five-hitter to earn the shutout.
Sussex Tech 16, Laurel 2: Winning pitcher Noah Jones went 2-for-2 with a homer, three RBI and a pair of runs scored to lead the Ravens.
Zachary Baynum (2 RBI) and Perez Nichols both doubled for Laurel.
St. Thomas More 2, Wilm. Christian 1: The Ravens broke a 1-1 tie with a run in the top of the fourth to earn their first Diamond State Conference win.
Sean Pool pitched a complete-game four-hitter to earn the victory while Matt Torbert and Travis Ziegler drove in runs.
Polytech 1, Smyrna 0: Winning pitcher Shaina Reed tripled and stole home in the bottom of the sixth for the game’s only run.
Reed, who also doubled, threw a one-hitter and struck out 16 for the Panthers. Kailey Perry had Polytech’s only other hit.
The Eagles’ Sydney Botsch threw a three-hitter with eight strikeouts while Sierra Watkins had Smyrna’s lone hit.
Laurel 3, Sussex Tech 2: Natalie Culver drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh as the Bulldogs rallied for the victory.
Trailing 2-1, Laurel scored twice in its last at-bat. Winning pitcher Regan Green threw a five-hitter and doubled for the Bulldogs with Kortney Lee and Marissa Walls both adding two hits.
Sussex Tech took a 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the fourth. Madison Watson and Taylor Collins both had doubles for the Ravens.
Lake Forest 6, Milford 5: The Spartans edged the Buccaneers in a conference game played at Harrington Little League.
GIRLS, Smyrna 18, St. Thomas More 7: Shabnam Noroozi-Pooya netted six goals to pace the Eagles to the victory.
Smyrna, which outscored the Ravens 11-3 in the second half, also got multiple goals from Cathryn Holford (4), Bailey Grey (2), Kimberly Kowalick (2 goals, 1 assist) and Madeline Price (2 goals, 1 assist).
Goalie Gabrielle DiRusso made 11 saves.
Joanna Petrosky had a team-high three goals for St. Thomas More.
Polytech 19, Caesar Rodney 7: Allie McKay tallied seven goals and a pair of assists to lead the Panthers (11-1) to the victory.
Polytech was also paced by Maddie McKay (3 goals, 4 assists), Rachel Slater (3 goals), Jamie Trabaudo (2 goals, 2 assists) and Katie Richardson (2 goals). Goalie Shae Stephan made 12 saves as the Panthers outshot CR, 32-23.
The Riders were led by Delaney Steele (4 goals) and Kourtney Olsen (2 goals, 1 assist) with Kaitlyn Longest making seven saves.
Delaware 10, St. Joseph’s 8: Behind four RBI from senior Greg Olenski, the Blue Hens were able to outslug the Hawks in UD’s final non-conference game of the season.
After a series against UNCW that saw the Hens muster just eight runs in three games, the Delaware bats were able to find their groove vs. Saint Joseph’s as the Hens belted out 13 hits in the winning effort.
DSU’s Washington earns MEAC award: Delaware State’s Vanessa Washington was named Rookie of the Year as a total of six Hornets were honored on the all-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference softball team.
Starting all 41 games between first base and the designated player spot, Washington led DSU in batting average (.383), doubles (14), total bases (87) and fielding percentage (.985). She is also second on the team in hits (49), RBI (42), homeruns (8) and runs (30).
Earning first-team All-MEAC honors for the second year in a row were juniors Nicole Gazzola (outfield) and Sandy Hawthorne (catcher). Gazzola currently leads the Hornets in batting (.407) and stolen bases (27) for the third consecutive season, despite missing eight games.
Additionally, her 48 hits and 34 runs ranks as third best on the squad.
Hawthorne, who has never missed a start in her career, leads DSU in walks (22), runs (38) and on-base percentage (.465), while batting .368 with 43 hits and 33 RBI.
Rounding out Delaware State’s All-MEAC honorees were second-team selections Tara Tursellino (pitcher), Jordan Stamps (infield) and Chloe Oro (infield).
Hens honored on all-CAA team: Delaware sophomore centerfielder Sarah Bencivenga, senior rightfielder Jessica Grisler and freshman first baseman Mariah Kondravy were each named to the Colonial Athletic Association Softball second team on Tuesday.
Kondravy and freshman shortstop Leanna Gearhart were also selected to the CAA All-Rookie Team, while junior outfielder Hannah George was the Blue Hens’ representative on the CAA All-Academic team.