The Delaware State women’s volleyball team extended its school-record winning streak to 14 matches in a row with a 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference victory over South Carolina State on Sunday.
The Hornets won by scores of 25-9, 25-11, 25-10 to improve to 18-1 overall and a league-best 6-0 in the MEAC.
Delaware State, which is 11-0 at home this season, has taken 42 of 44 sets during the winning streak. Overall, DSU is 55-7 in sets played this year, including 18-1 in MEAC matches.
The Hornets’ Kristi Gomez led all players with a season-high 12 kills on 19 attacks. Halo Yoshiki came off the bench to finish second with seven kills, while Kelsie Dawson had six kills on nine attempts.
Sydney Lewis, the MEAC leader in blocks entering the weekend, led all players with five. DSU’s Jasmal Cruz had a match-high 12 digs, her eighth straight contest with 10 or more.
Delaware 3, UNC-Wilmington 0: The Blue Hens notched their third win in a row with the 25-12, 25-11, 25-21 CAA victory on Sunday.
For Delaware (3-5 CAA, 8-9 overall) junior outside hitter Lani Mason was named the Colonial Athletic Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week.
Mason averaged 4.71 kills and 3.29 digs in seven sets played. On the season, she is averaging 3.62 points, 3.11 kills and 2.36 digs in 64 sets played.
Knight shines again: Smyrna High grad Will Knight ran for 96 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 14 carries in Garden City (Kan.) Community College’s 49-0 win over Dodge City on Saturday.
The Delaware transfer is second on the squad with 306 yards on 44 carries. He leads the squad with five TD and 324 all-purpose yards in four games.
DSU’s Granger honored: Delaware State defensive back Jawain Granger has been named the Defensive Player of the Week by both the MEAC and College Sports Madness after recording four solo tackles, an interception, a forced fumble and two sacks in the Hornets’ 56-6 win over Virginia University of Lynchburg on Saturday.
Also, Delaware State running back Sy’Veon Wilkerson was tabbed the MEAC Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season after topping the 100-yard rushing mark for the second week in a row. He ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday.
WOMEN, Delaware State 2, South Carolina State 1: The Hornets rallied for a pair of second-half goals on Sunday to earn the MEAC win.
After the Hornets trailed 1-0 at halftime, Gabriela Cabrera capitalized on a pass from Ashley Ventura to tie the game in the 58th minute.
In the later stages of the game, senior Lynette Urena scored the game-winner in the 83rd minute. Ashley Maribo tallied four saves for her first win on the season.
Hens’ Hardarson honored: Delaware freshman Einar Hardarson has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Week for the second time this season.
Hardarson scored Delaware’s first goal at Northeastern on Saturday. He is tied for the team lead with three goals and ranks second with two assists and eight points.
UD’s Nieves places third: Roberto Nieves finished third among individuals while Delaware’s men’s squad placed ninth in the team standings at the Georgetown Intercollegiate.
Nieves, who fired rounds of 67 and 68 on Sunday, followed with a 72 during Monday’s final round on the par 71, 7,102-yard Four Streams Golf Course to finish with a six under par 207. He has finished among the top four individuals during all four of UD’s tournaments this fall.
Dover 3, Sanford 0: The Senators improved to 8-2 with the 25-18, 25-6, 25-9 victory on Monday.
Dover was paced by Kim Czepukaitis (10 kills, 3 blocks), Kendra Williams (9 kills, 4 aces), Elizabeth Baughman (6 kills, 12 digs), Olivia Anyanwu (5 aces, 35 assists) and Olivia Czepukaitis (5 kills, 4 aces, 11 digs).
Delmarva Christian 3, Sussex Tech 0: The Royals (10-2) made it 10 in a row with the 25-7, 25-7, 25-8 victory.
Leading Delmarva Christian were Elaina Millaway (6 kills, 1 ace), Rachel Fetterman (5 aces) and Tessa Kwiatkowski (10 assists).