Seven Henlopen Conference teams have made the 16-team field for the DIAA boys’ lacrosse state tournament that was determined on Saturday evening.
Cape Henlopen, Caesar Rodney, Milford, Sussex Tech, Smyrna, Dover and Delmar will all represent the Henlopen, which included 11 teams this spring.
In the first-round matchups involving downstate teams on Tuesday, No. 16 Delmar (8-6) will play at top-seeded Salesianum (12-3) at 6 p.m., while third-seeded Caesar Rodney (13-2) will host No. 14 Concord (11-4) at 6 p.m.
On Wednesday, second-seeded Cape Henlopen (10-5) hosts No. 15 Smyrna (11-4) at 7 p.m., No. 6 Milford (14-1) hosts No. 11 Dover (10-5) at 7 p.m. and No. 10 Sussex Tech (10-5) plays at seventh-seeded Archmere (13-2) at 5 p.m.
GIRLS, Wilm. Friends 12, Caesar Rodney 10: Kourtney Olsen (2 assists) and Delaney Steele netted four goals apiece but it wasn’t enough as the 10th-seeded Riders fell in the first round of the state tournament.
The No. 7 Quakers (11-5) will play at second-seeded Polytech (13-1) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the quarterfinals. CR ends its season at 6-10.
Kacie Cava added the Riders’ other two goals while Kaitlyn Longest made 11 saves. Friends outshot CR by just a 23-22 margin.
Riders put 10 in quarters: Caesar Rodney High advanced all 10 of its entries through the opening two round of the DIAA boys’ and girls’ tennis state tournaments on Saturday.
At boys’ first singles there’s three Henlopen Conference players still alive. That group includes second-seeded Colt Williamson of Milford, CR’s fifth-seeded Parker Barton and Dover’s sixth-seeded Christian Anyanwu.
The Riders’ other players in the quarterfinals are Trey Parker (second singles), Donnan Gravelle (third singles), Alex Feuerstein-David Haynes (first doubles) and Neil Patel-Cyrus Shanehsaz (second doubles).
The only other downstate player to reach the boys’ quarterfinals was St. Thomas More’s Nicholas Reyes at second singles. The unseeded Reyes won two matches on Saturday, knocking off eighth-seeded Sam Wenerd of Concord, 7-6 &-5), 6-1 in the second round.
On the girls’ side, a pair of downstate players reached the first-singles quarterfinals. Third-seeded Halle Parker of CR and unseeded Sarah Pool of St. Thomas More made it through.
Pool won a pair of matches, knocking off eighth-seeded Katherine Clark of Smyrna, 6-3, 6-4, in the first round.
At second singles, CR’s second-seeded Hannah Morris and Smyrna’s Payton Zolper both advanced. Zolper upset Middletown’s seventh-seeded Azana Hodge, 6-1, 6-1, in the second round.
Other downstaters in the quarterfinals are CR’s top-seeded Natasha Sijan (third singles), Smyrna’s eighth-seeded Jacey Young (third singles), CR’s Caroline Pangle-Micaela Thorogood (first doubles), Dover’s Emma Patterson-Hayley Scheir (first doubles) and Megan Jones-Clare Mangubat (second doubles).
St. Mark’s 6, Cape Henlopen 2: Winning pitcher Billy Sullivan struck out seven in six innings for the Spartans.
St. Mark’s (15-3) went 6-0 against Henlopen Conference Northern Division teams this season, winning three in a row against the North to end the regular season.
Cape’s Drew Mulcahy and David Kennedy both had doubles.
Salesianum 10, Indian River 0: Nick Robino pitched a five-inning one-hitter with eight strikeouts to earn the shutout win.
Red Lion Christian 15, St. Thomas More 1: The Lions scored eight runs in the third and seven in the fourth to rally from an early 1-0 deficit.
Benjamin Stant had a hit and an RBI for the Ravens.
Polytech 10, Wilmington Charter 0: Kailey Perry and Whitney DeMora both contributed three hits to the Panthers’ 15-hit attack in a nonconference victory.
Shaina Reed pitched a five-inning two-hitter and struck out nine for Polytech, which scored six runs in the third inning to break open the contest.
Brandi Dalious, Katie Stahre, and Hayley Friess all added two hits. Dalious, DeMora and Friess homered.
Caesar Rodney 8, Red Lion Christian 3: The Riders (13-5) scored three runs in the first to overcome an early two-run deficit as they ended the regular season with a five-game winning streak.
Catcher Jessica Leczner homered for CR, while pitcher Lauren Polinski earned the victory.
Appoquinimink 16, Indian River 6: The Indians scored three runs in the first but the Jaguars answered with 10 runs in the second to take control.
Eliza Bomhardt hit a two-run homerun for IR, which had 12 hits in the contest.
Delaware 10, Towson 4: Behind a strong effort at the plate, the Blue Hens dashed Towson’s postseason hopes.
Towson (17-35-2, 9-15 CAA) needed to win Saturday in order to clinch the final spot in next week’s CAA Tournament, but instead William & Mary will now be the No. 6 seed.
Trailing 3-2, the Hens (11-13 CAA, 23-22 overall) strung together five straight two-out hits in the fourth, including a mammoth home run from Joe Giacchino to put Delaware on top again. Zach Lopes and Norm Donkin knocked in a run each to wrap up the five-run frame.
Nick Spadafino (Dover), Colman Vila, and Luke Alicknavitch combined to pitch the final 5.1 innings and did not allow an earned run. Spadafino earned the win and is now 4-0.
College track & field
Wesley’s Schlosser wins ECAC title: Wesley College’s Patrick Schlosser won the decathlon at the ECAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a school-record 6,428 points on Friday.
Schlosser’s point total ranks him ninth in NCAA Division III and qualifies him for next week’s NCAA Championships on May 21-23 in Canton, N.Y.
A sophomore, Schlosser won the 100-meter dash (11.03), shot put (39-5) and 400-meter dash (49.61) on the first day and the discus (140-8) on day two. Schlosser also set a school-record in the pole vault (11-9), cleared 5-7.75” in the high jump, clocked a 17.81 in the 110-meter hurdles and 4:32.79 in the 1,500-meter run, tossed the javelin 155-4 and jumped 18-9.75 in the long jump.
On Friday, several Wolverines competed in the Salisbury Final Qualifier. DaJahn Lowery broke a school-record in the 100-meter dash with a winning time of 10.68, tying him for 19th nationally. His record breaks Larry Beavers’ record of 10.74. Dominic McAnulty also won the 200-meter dash (21.70).
Anthony Brinkley shaved a tenth off his school-record in the 400-meter hurdles (54.77).