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Allen's hat trick downs Appo

By Brandon Bossert 9:57pm, May 2, 2016
VIDEO: Charter's Sheyenne Allen nets 3 goals in win at Appoquinimink.
After being dominated in the first half, Charter flipped a switch and exploded for three second half goals, defeating Appoquinimink 3-1 Monday evening in a pivotal game to help determine the Blue Hen Flight A conference championship.

Appo (7-2-1) wasted little time breaking through. Courtney Burtell blocked an intended clear, gathered the loose ball and flipped it over goaltender Jenna Lussier in the third minute.

Charter's best first half scoring chance came in the 38th minute, when freshman Sheyenne Allen had a clear shot at goal from the 15-yard line, but went just wide. Appoquinimink took the 1-nil lead into halftime.

The Force offense came to life in the second half. Charter (5-2-1) began putting more pressure on the Jags, who struggled to get the ball to midfield for most of the second half.

Hustle and pressure finally paid off for Charter in the 58th minute, when Allen's shot from 25 yards out snuck just inside the left pipe to tie the game at 1.

Turnovers led to Charter's second goal in the 76th minute. Allen intercepted a cross-field pass, went opposite foot from 30 yards out, and her shot barely cleared the outstretch arms of Appo goalkeeper Kiyanna Gill.

Allen tacked on one more for good measure in the 78th minute for her second hat trick of the season.

Charter's victory improves their in-conference record to 4-0-1, moving them into second place behind Middletown.

The Force will play William Penn at home Wednesday at 3:30pm. Appoquinimink will play cross-town rival Middletown Wednesday at 6:15pm in another big Blue Hen conference showdown.

Plays of the Week - May 2, 2016

By Sean Greene 3:38pm, May 2, 2016
VIDEO: WDEL & Delaware SportsZone's Plays of the Week
A game-winning goal and a game-winning save from Polytech and DMA lacrosse proved to be our WDEL / Delaware SportsZone Plays of the Week.

Polytech's Maddie and Ali McKay and DMA's Trent Whitaker made the big plays for their teams in one-goal victories.

Lake Forest, Cape Henlopen, A.I. duPont, and Middletown also earned slots as part of this week’s best.

If you have video of a high school play you feel is worthy of inclusion, send it in before next Monday to sgreene (at) wdel (dot) com.

Be sure to leave your name, and who is in on the play. Any sport from baseball to rugby to tennis can make our weekly Top Plays (or honorable mention).

Smyrna softball, baseball make big jumps in High School rankings

By Sean Greene 3:57pm, May 2, 2016
Make it four straight weeks for a new No. 1 team in the WDEL / Delaware SportsZone high school baseball rankings.

Caravel will take a second turn at the top after St. Mark's fell at Smyrna on Saturday. The Eagles were considered for No. 1, but Caravel's win over Smyrna earlier in the season created a slight edge. At this point, it looks like any of about a dozen teams could beat each other given the right matchup in the tournament. It figures to be a great tournament.

Speaking of a mixup, despite several hard-hit balls, No. 1 Caravel softball lost, ascending Smyrna to number one thanks to the lack of runs they've given up this season. There are a lot of losses within the group ranked 4-10, so again, the tournament figures to be quite the mixing bowl.

Boys Lacrosse welcomed DMA into the top 5, but again, there's been plenty of mixed results among about five teams to say they could go in several directions as May comes along.

WDEL's panel of reporters rank the Delaware Top 10 each week. Strength of schedule is considered along with wins and losses in determining the rankings.

(Updated May 2, 2016)


1. Caravel (9-3, 2)

2. Smyrna (9-2, 3)

3. St. Mark's (11-2, 1)

4. Middletown (8-2, 7)

5. Dover (11-2, 9)

6. *Salesianum (7-3, 4)

7. St. Georges (8-2, 6)

8. Appoquinimink (10-3, 8)

9. *Cape Henlopen (8-2, 5)

10. Sussex Tech (8-4, X)

*Salesianum leads Cape 3-1 Top 7 in a game suspended by rain, will be finished

DROPPED OUT: Conrad (10-2, 10)


1. Smyrna (9-0, 3)

2. Padua (9-0, 2)

3. Sussex Tech (10-1, 4)

4. Appoquinimink (9-1, 8)

5. Caravel (8-2, 1)

6. Caesar Rodney (8-3, 9)

7. Sussex Central (8-3, X)

8. Lake Forest (10-3, 6)

9. Red Lion (5-3, 7)

10. Polytech (8-4, 5)

DROPPED OUT: Conrad (8-2, 10)


1. Salesianum (9-2, 1)

2. Tower Hill (7-2, 4)

3. DMA (7-2, X)

4. Archmere (8-3, 3)

5. Cape Henlopen (7-3, 5)

DROPPED OUT: Appoquinimink (7-3, 2)


1. Cape Henlopen (10-1, 1)

2. Polytech (9-2, 2)

3. Charter of Wilmington (9-0, 3)

4. Tower Hill (8-2, 4)

5. Caravel (8-2, 5)




1. Padua (12-0, 1)

2. Caesar Rodney (8-1, 2)

3. Charter of Wilmington (4-2-1, 3)

4. Middletown (9-0-2, 4)

5. Appoquinimink (7-1-1, 5)



1. Indian River (8-0, 1)

2. Archmere (8-0-1, 2)

3. Caravel (6-2-1, 3)

4. Sanford (7-2-1, X)

5. DMA (8-2-1, 5)

DROPPED OUT: Tower Hill (8-2, 4)


1. Caesar Rodney (13-0, 1)

2. Tower Hill (7-1, 2)

3. Charter of Wilmington (9-0, 3)

4. St. Andrew's (7-3, 4)

5. Archmere (8-1, X)



1. Tower Hill (9-0, 1)

2. Caesar Rodney (13-0, 2)

3. Archmere (9-0, 5)

4. Middletown (8-1, X)

5. St. Andrew's (5-3, 3)

DROPPED OUT: Friends (4-4, 4)


T-1. Salesianum (5-1-1, T1)

T-1. Tower Hill (7-0-1, T1)

3. Appoquinimink (10-0, 3)

4. Caesar Rodney (12-0, 4)

5. Appoquinimink (10-0, X)

DROPPED OUT: Caravel (10-2, 5)


1. Salesianum (10-0, 1)

2. Conrad (6-3, 3)

3. A.I. duPont (5-3, 4)

4. Charter of Wilmington (5-3, 2)

5. St. Mark's (2-7, 5)


Delle Donne, Smyrna's Laney return to Delaware as Sky defeats Liberty

By Sean Greene 4:37pm, May 1, 2016 - Updated 4:47pm, May 1, 2016
(Courtesy: Elena Delle Donne / Facebook)
Ursuline and University of Delaware product Elena Delle Donne scored 17 points in just 14 minutes of action, while Smyrna product Betnijah Laney added 6 points and 7 rebounds as the Chicago Sky defeated the New York Liberty 93-59 in a WNBA exhibition game Sunday at the Bob Carpenter Center.

Playing for the 3rd straight pre-season at their "Home away from home", the Sky filled up the arena where Delle Donne won four straight championships and led the Blue Hens to a pair of victories in the 2013 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament.

Delle Donne won the opening tip, and made her first basket 1:59 into the contest with a three-pointer, much to the delight of the crowd. She later blocked a three-point shot and hit a baseline fadeaway before checking out just over five minutes into the game.

She again played five minutes in the second quarter, hitting another three-pointer and adding an assist. Her biggest offensive burst came in a minute stretch of the third quarter, when she connected on a layup and a three-pointer from Courtney Vandersloot's assists, and then hit a jumped to put her team ahead 60-33 with 6:04 left.

That would prove to be more than enough for the Sky, who led 24-11 after the opening quarter, and 49-31 at halftime before winning the third quarter 29-7.

Laney, in her second season of pro basketball after playing at Smyrna High School and Rutgers, contributed three assists and three rebounds in the opening quarter, along with a layup that put the Sky up 16-6.

She struggled from the field, making just 1-of-8 shots, but made four free throws, and finished with the 7 caroms in the contest.

Chicago will make their first regular-season close approach to Delaware when they play Wednesday, June 1 at Washington at 6pm.

Chicago Sky's 2016 Mid-Atlantic Schedule

Wednesday, June 1 - at Washington - 7:00

Friday, June 24 - at New York - 7:30

Wednesday, September 7 - at Washington - 7:00

Sunday, September 11 - at Connecticut - 1:00

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