Local Roundup: Riders use 2nd-half goals to get past Seahawks


Three different players netted second-half goals as Caesar Rodney High put away a 3-0 win over Sussex Academy in boys’ soccer on Tuesday evening.

The Riders’ third-straight shutout victory keeps them undefeated at 9-0-1.

Thaddeus Glasser and Sawyer Ott scored goals three minutes apart before Daniel Tebar Gomez (1 assist) added an insurance goal. CR out-shot the Seahawks, 18-1.

Tyler Hudson made nine saves for Sussex Academy (6-2).

Cape Henlopen 4, Seaford 1: Nicholas Panyko scored a pair of first-half goals in the Vikings’ sixth straight victory.

Aldo Hernandez-Becerra (2 assists) and Trent Kauffman also scored for Cape with Dalson Case making seven saves. The Vikings finished with advantages of 9-8 in shots and 8-3 in corner kicks.

Isaias Morales Vidaurri scored for Seaford and Juan Montes stopped five shots.

Appoquinimink 3, Milford 0: The Buccaneers trailed only 1-0 before the Jaguars netted goals in the 70th and 76th minutes.

The Buccaneers, who made 11 saves, had a five-game winning streak snapped. Appo held advantages of 14-6 in shots and 2-1 in corner kicks.

Woodbridge 1, Sussex Tech 0: The Blue Raiders scored in the second half to edge the Ravens.

Delmar 3, Polytech 1: Leading 1-0 at halftime, the Wildcats scored twice in the second half to finish off the win.

Newark Charter 5, First State Military 0: Christopher Allen made six saves for the Bulldogs, who trailed only 1-0 at halftime.

Field hockey

Smyrna 5, Indian River 0: Madison Simpson (1 assist) and Reese Nacrelli both scored twice as the Eagles improved to 7-2.

London Bebout added a goal and assist in Smyrna’s second shutout of the season.

Caylee Schmidt made 21 saves for the Indians.

Sussex Academy 5, Caesar Rodney 0: The Seahawks used a three-goal fourth quarter to close out the victory.

Morgan Leeper (1 assist) scored Sussex Academy’s first two goals before Emma Westbrook added the last two. Rilyn Lehman added a goal and assist with Lilly McAroy making 11 saves.

CR’s Bailey Minear made six saves as both teams took 11 shots. The Riders held a 9-8 advantage in corners.

Milford 3, St. Mark’s 2: Lila Mergner’s goal with 2:03 remaining gave the Buccaneers their third win in their last four games.

Milford’s other goals came from Carley Mackert and Olivia Muir. Melissa Messidor and Eve Sekscinski made three saves apiece as the Spartans held advantages of 8-5 in shots and 12-8 in corners.

Dover 8, Laurel 0: The Senators improved to 6-3-1 with their second shutout of the fall.

Cape Henlopen 7, Lake Forest 0: The Vikings opened up a 5-0 halftime advantage before picking up the victory.

Woodbridge 3, Sussex Central 2: Parker Keeler’s second goal of the game, with 1:19 left in the second quarter, ended up being the game-winner for the Blue Raiders.

Laura Tatman also scored for Woodbridge with Cassie VanBuskirk stopping a pair of shots. Woodbridge out-shot the Golden Knights, 16-4, and held a 23-6 edge in corners.

McKenna Boyle scored both Central goals and Kianna Kelley made 14 saves.

Delmar 8, Polytech 0: Maci Bradford (1 assist), Jordyn Holloman and Ella Shockley had two goals each for the unbeaten Wildcats (10-0).

The Panthers’ Raegan Thomas made 15 saves.

Sussex Tech 9, Seaford 0: Tori Adams tallied four goals and an assist as the Ravens (8-2) won their third game in a row.

Karli Penrod added a pair of goals while Bryannah Coral made three saves. Sussex Tech held advantages of 17-4 in shots and 12-3 in corners.


Cape Henlopen 3, Indian River 2: The Vikings won the back-and-forth by scores of 17-25, 25-17, 25-22, 16-25, 16-14.

Rileigh Wilson had a team-high 13 kills for Cape while Laurelee Mobius added eight kills and two aces. Megan Smith collected 30 assists and 13 digs while Harlee Graulich had 15 digs.

Caesar Rodney 3, Lake Forest 0: The Riders downed the Spartans, 25-23, 25-20, 25-15, to improve to 7-3.

Alexandra Mardesich had 13 kills and five aces for CR, Melissa Eddy and Elianna Dyer both had eight kills, Lindsey Shuba added 13 assists and Gabrielle Davis had 12.

Dover, 3, Sussex Academy 0: The Senators posted their fifth straight win by scores of 25-17, 25-14, 25-8 to improve to 9-2.

Pacing Dover were Olivia Czepukaitis (8 kills, 6 aces, 11 digs), Kim Czepukaitis (9 kills, 2 aces), Emma Hodgson (7 kills, 2 aces), Kendra Williams (6 kills, 3 aces) and Olivia Anyanwu (34 assists).

Sussex Central 3, Seaford 0: The Golden Knights topped the Blue Jays by scores of 25-11, 25-5, 25-9.

Brenya Reid had 16 kills and three aces for Central with Kyleigh McGee collecting nine assists.

St. Mark’s 3, Smyrna 0: The defending state champion Spartans handed the Eagles a 25-15, 25-7, 25-10 loss.

Anna Richardson led Smyrna with eight kills while Karalyn Osborne had 13 assists.

Conrad 3, First State Military 0: The Bulldogs fell to Conrad by scores of 25-8, 25-6, 25-9.

College soccer

MEN, Maryland 1, Delaware 0: The Blue Hens missed a shot at a huge upset before the No. 12 Terrapins won in overtime.

It was the seventh time the two programs had played but the first time Maryland came to Newark since 1941.

Justin Gielen sent in a cross from the right side before Joshua Bolma chested the ball to Ben Bender, whose rocket from 25 yards out deflected off a Blue Hen and into the top left corner of the net with 2:25 on the clock in OT.

Maryland enjoyed a 17-4 shot advantage but Delaware did have its share of chances, including a shot by Ryan Mertz that sailed just over the crossbar early in the second half.

UD goalie Scott Sampson set a career-high in saves with eight.

College cross country

UD’s Weir honored: Delaware’s Susanna Weir was named the CAA Runner of the Week after winning the Delaware Invitational in a time of 23:15.8 .

College diving

Hens’ Vasko takes CAA award: Delaware junior Emil Vasko was named CAA Diver of the Week after recording a pair of first-place finishes on the 1-meter board to open the season.