Local Roundup: Davis’ OT goal gives Caesar Rodney girls North title


Gabrielle Davis netted her second goal of the night, this one in overtime, to give Caesar Rodney High a dramatic 2-1 win over Smyrna in Henlopen North girls’ soccer on Monday evening.

The win clinches the North title for the Riders, who are 6-0 in the North, 8-6 overall with a division game still remaining against Dover.

Davis also scored in the seventh minute to give CR an early lead. The Riders, who lost standout senior forward Jada McCullough to a leg injury last week, will face South champion Indian River in the Henlopen Conference championship game on Friday at Sussex Academy.

For the Eagles (5-1 North, 11-3 overall), Hannah Osborne tied the game when she scored on a penalty kick in the 34th minute.

Polytech 3, Cape Henlopen 2: Megan Popp netted the game-winner in overtime for the Panthers.

McKinley Boyce (1 assist) and Cecilia Rivera scored first-half goals while Delaney Dillon made five saves as Polytech out-shot the Vikings, 16-9.

Bethlehem Parranto scored for Cape, which tied the score on a Polytech own goal in the second half. Julie Heffernan made 13 saves.

Dover 2, Brandywine 1: Kendra Durrington’s second-half goal lifted the Senators (7-7) to the win.

Amali Chanmugam scored in the first half for Dover, which got 16 saves from Campbell Gibson. The Senators held advantages of 17-10 in shots and 3-1 in corner kicks.

Sussex Central 1, Sussex Tech 1: The two teams scored within four minutes of each other in the first 30 minutes of the contest before playing to the tie.

Meadow Tesoro scored for the Ravens, who finished with advantages of 18-3 in shots and 6-1 in corner kicks.

Bayleigh Perdue scored Central’s goal while Kathy Sanchez Garcia made 17 saves.

Lake Forest 7, Laurel 0: Jessica Tyndall scored three goals with Maya Jester adding two in the Spartans’ Henlopen South win.

Bri Russum and Roxy Troutman also scored while Kyra Moyer and Mariana Whaley combining on the shutout.

Sussex Academy 1, Delmar 0: Tayler Flaherty tallied the game’s only goal in the 62nd minute to give th Seahawks the Henlopen South win.

Sussex Academy got six saves from Emma Westbrook after out-shooting the Wildcats, 10-6, and holding a 3-1 edge in corner kicks.

Delmar’s Kelly Davis made nine saves.

Indian River 8, Delmarva Christian 0: Isabella Binko netted four goals and an assist to pace the Indians.

Anatasia Diakos scored twice with Madison Tipton adding a goal and three assists and Hannah Bird scoring once. IR held advantages of 23-2 in shots and 11-0 in corner kicks.

The Royals’ Grace Fiorilla made 14 saves.


Caesar Rodney 1, Wilm. Charter 0: Catcher Stacey Deputy hit a fourth-inning to account for the game’s only run in the Riders’ win.

Payton Shields pitched a six-hitter with seven strikeouts to earn the victory.

Delmarva Christian 3, Indian River 0: Lilliana Showacre pitched a four-hitter and the Royals (11-4) scored all three of their runs in third before winning their seventh in a row.

Girls’ lacrosse

Dover 12, Padua 5: The Senators jumped out to 6-1 halftime lead before improving to 11-3 with their sixth straight win.

Superia Clark and Kyleigh Dill netted five goals apiece with Ashtyn Torbert scoring twice. Regan Torbert made 10 saves as Dover out-shot the Pandas, 30-22.

Caesar Rodney 12, Middletown 8: The Riders (7-7) got back to .500 with the non-conference win.

Indian River 17, St. Georges 5: Drew Szlasa tallied six goals and an assist in the Indians’ victory.

Eight players scored for the Indians while Caylee Schmidt and Allyson Clark combined for 12 saves.

St. Mark’s 13, Sussex Tech 12: Nataleigh Hunter tallied seven goals for the Ravens while Alexandra Simmons made 10 saves in the non-conference loss.

Boys’ lacrosse

Lake Forest 12, Woodbridge 7: The Spartans out-scored the Raiders, 7-1, in the third quarter to break open the Henlopen South contest.

Indian River 11, Newark Charter 10: The Indians built an 8-3 halftime advantage before holding on for the win.


Newark Charter 13, Smyrna 1: The Patriots used an eight-run fourth to break the game open.

Jacob Macey homered in the fifth for the Eagles.

Woodbridge 14, Odyssey Charter 1: The Raiders scored seven runs in the second inning to take control.

College football

Four Hens make All-American: The Delaware football program has put four players on the Stats Perform FCS All-America team,

That group included two first-team selections in senior offensive lineman David Kroll and junior safety Kedrick Whitehead (Middletown).

Whitehead makes his second-straight appearance on the All-America team after a third-team selection following the 2019 season. Kroll was named to the first team after anchoring the Delaware offensive line, starting each game.

Senior cornerback Nijuel Hill was named a second-team All-American with 25 tackles and three interceptions. Also earning a second-team selection as an all-purpose player was running back/kick returner Dejoun Lee, who rushed for 564 yards in eight games.

College softball

UD’s Piening honored: Delaware senior righthander Sarah Piening has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Softball Pitcher of the Week.

Piening fired a three-hit shutout during Saturday’s 8-0 victory over St. John’s. She allowed just two walks and struck out four batters over six innings while improving to 3-0.

College bowling

DSU’s Robb on TV tonight: The Intercollegiate Singles Championship semifinal and title matches by Delaware State’s Katie Robb will be broadcast by CBS Sports Network today at 8 p.m.

Robb became the first Hornet to win a national singles championship with a 186-166 victory over Ana Olaya of North Carolina A&T 186-166 in the championship match in Wyoming, Michigan, on Saturday.