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  • Softball Bounces Back With Two Victories on Day Two of Snowbird Softball Freeze Out

    Posted 2018-02-19 01:10:08 by: Exec Exec

      (Burton Left, Baughman Right) MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - - The Wilmington University softball team bounced back with a pair of victories on day two of the Snowbird Softball Freeze Out Tournament, taking down Slippery Rock, 5-0, and Kutztown, 5-2, on Saturday in Myrtle Beach. The top of the order set the stage for the Wildcats (2-2) on Saturday, led by their All-American  (Caesar Rodney) in the leadoff spot. She went 5-for-7 on the afternoon with three RBI and two runs scored combined in the doubleheader. The top four batters collected five of the team's eight hits against Slippery Rock, and again produced eight of the team's 13 hits against Kutztown. The Wildcats jumped out early in the opener, getting two runs on the board in the bottom of the first against Slippery Rock. Burton and  led off the inning with back-to-back singles before  hit a sac fly for the game's first run and  followed with an RBI double for the quick 2-0 lead. Wilmington tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the third inning, this time doing the damage with two outs and the bases empty. A walk, a base hit, and a walk loaded the bases before Burton brought in two runners with a single and the 4-0 lead. A first and third double steal play resulted in the Wildcats' final run of the game in the fourth inning. That was more than enough for freshman starter  in the circle. She didn't allow a hit until the sixth inning, throwing six scoreless innings with six strikeouts for her first collegiate win.  (St Georges) came in for the seventh and shut the door for the 5-0 victory. The nightcap saw the Wildcats down early against Kutztown, as the Golden Bears took a free run in the top of the first on a bases loaded hit by pitch. The Wildcats didn't strike until the third inning, and they took the lead for good when they did.  started the inning with a single before Burton reached on an error by the left fielder and ...

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  • Post Fends Off Women’s Basketball Second Half Comeback for 88-84 CACC Victory

    Posted 2018-02-19 01:00:04 by: Exec Exec

    (Matthews Left, Robincson Right, Wilm U) NEWARK, Del. - - A 16-point second quarter deficit was too much to overcome for the Wilmington University women's basketball team, as its second half comeback fell just short, 88-84, to Post at the WU Athletics Complex in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference cross-divisional action on Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats (6-20, 3-14 CACC) battle all the way back to tie the game early in the fourth quarter, but couldn't get over the hump late in the game, as Post (7-16, 6-11 CACC) escaped with the victory to keep their CACC postseason hopes alive. The Eagles used a 21-12 second quarter advantage to take a 40-27 lead into the halftime break. But the Wildcats fought back in the third frame. Still down 13 as late as 3:08 in the quarter, The Wildcats went on a 13-4 run to close out the quarter and get to within 56-52.  (Padua) hit a three-pointer during the run before  laid in two buckets in the final minute to close the gap to four points after three quarters of play. The run continued into the fourth quarter, as  started the frame with a layup before Matthews tied the game at 56 with another bucket in the opening minutes. The Eagles answered with a three-pointer to regain the lead and hit another with 8:12 left to take a 62-58 lead.  (St Elizabeths) hit a three-pointer on the ensuing possession to close the gap to one point, but that would be as close as the Wildcats could get until the final minute. A 6-0 Eagles run extended the lead out to seven, 68-61, and Post continued to push to make it 79-70 with 1:48 showing on the clock.  started a last ditch effort comeback with a layup before Grant put in an offensive rebound to close to within 83-80 with less than 20 seconds left. Grant and Casimir continued to make layups to stay within two points, but the Eagles kept hitting their free throws at the other end. Post made 15-of-18 from the foul line in the fourth quarter alone, ...

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  • Second Half Surge Snaps Three-Game Losing Streak for Men’s Basketball, 72-66, Over Post

    Posted 2018-02-19 00:53:42 by: Exec Exec

                              (Richards Left, Kent Center, Walsh Right, Wilm U) NEWARK, Del. - - An early second half surge allowed the Wilmington University men's basketball team to snap a three-game losing streak and take a 72-66 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference cross-divisional contest from Post on Saturday afternoon at the WU Athletics Complex. The shots weren't falling in the first half for the Wildcats (15-11, 10-7 CACC) as they only shot 34.4 percent from the field while Post (7-19, 6-11 CACC) out-shot (40.6 percent) and out-rebounded (27-12) the Wildcats. The Eagles jumped out early on the Wildcats, as they took a 10-3 lead past five minutes into the contest. The Wildcats had trouble finding the bottom of the net early, but closed the gap to a single point, 15-14, at the halfway point of the first half. Tied at 25-25, the Eagles scored five straight en route to a 32-27 lead late in the half.  laid one in to put the Wildcats down by only 32-29 at the break. The Wildcats were a different team out of the break, as  hit back-to-back jumpers and they never looked back.  turned a steal into an easy bucket and  (Hodgson) knocked down a three-pointer and the Wildcats had a 42-32 lead with 16:13 left in regulation. In all, it was a 15-0 run by the Wildcats spanning both halves. Head gave the Wildcats their largest lead of the game, 46-34, with 15:14 left on the clock, but the Eagles didn't go away easily. The visitors retaliated with a 9-0 run of their own to get back to within 46-43 with 9:49 to play. Richards found himself ahead of the field after a  (William Penn) defensive rebound, dunking one home to regain a 54-45 lead for the Wildcats with 7:24 to play. The Wildcats took a double-digit lead once against, 58-48, with 5:53 left, but the Eagles continued to battle back. Post's Tyler Destosiers took it upon himself on the comeback, ...

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  • Blue Hens Post Decisive 72-57 Home Victory Over Elon

    Posted 2018-02-19 00:38:03 by: Exec Exec

    (Mosley, UD) NEWARK, Del. – Delaware led for virtually the entire night and shot 52 percent from the field as the Blue Hens got back in the win column with a decisive 72-57 victory over Elon Saturday night at the Bob Carpenter Center. Delaware (12-17, 5-11 CAA), which knocked down 27 of 52 shots from the field and held a commanding 46-31 rebounding advantage, used an early eight-point spurt to go up 12-4 midway through the first half and led the rest of the way. The Blue Hens took a nine-point cushion into halftime, and the margin never got below six during the second period. scored 22 points and grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds to pace Delaware, while  notched his ninth double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 boards.  contributed 17 points for the Blue Hens, while  (Sanford) was the fourth UD player in double figures with 13 points.Tyler Seibring reached double figures for the 16th straight game with 22 points for the Phoenix (14-14, 6-9 CAA), while Dainan Swoope contributed 10 points on the night.The Blue Hens led by as much as 15 twice in the first half, before three-pointers by Dmitri Thompson and Swoope cut the UD advantage to 32-23 at the break. Elon used a seven-point run to close with 46-40 at the 12:15 mark, but Delaware countered with a 20-6 spurt to go up a game-high 20 points at 66-46 with 4:35 to play. HEAD COACH MARTIN INGELSBY“It’s great to have  back, he takes pressure off  and . It helps to make shots, and we hit some timely three-pointers tonight. I thought we got into a good flow offensively, and were able to space the floor and attack. We’ve spent a lot of time playing zone this week, and our guys are getting a good feel for how to play it. We challenged shots and were able to take them out of their rhythm. We’re playing well and getting healthy, and our guys feel we can beat anybody in the league.”RYAN DALY“We were due ...

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  • Dazzling Debut from Sullivan, Nardo Solo Blast Propel Hens to 1-0 Victory Over Charleston Southern

    Posted 2018-02-19 00:26:52 by: Exec Exec

    (Sullivan, Conaway, Nardo, Baker Left to Right, UD) CHARLESTON, SC - The University of Delaware behind five electric innings from freshman  IV (St Marks) defeated Charleston Southern 1-0 Sunday afternoon. In the series-clinching victory, the Blue Hens received a second-inning solo home run from senior captain  (Cape Henlopen) for the only run the Hens would need. On the mound, three Delaware (2-1) pitchers limited Charleston Southern (1-2) to just four hits, striking out 13 batters. Sullivan, a graduate of nearby St. Mark’s pitched the first five innings for UD, allowing just three hits and striking out nine. The sixth and seventh innings belonged to redshirt junior  (Sussex Central) who also made his debut for the Hens Sunday, throwing a pair of scoreless innings. Senior Colman Villa pitched the final two innings for the Blue Hens, earning his sixth career save. In the victory,  (Charter) continued his torrid start to the season, reaching base twice. Delaware returns to action next weekend (Feb. 22-24) at Florida Atlantic University. First pitch from FAU is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Head coach : "Today was a great first career start for . He had an electric fastball that was sitting in themid-90s, and was able to mix in some great curveballs to strikeout batters. We got another pair of great outings from Conaway and Vila out of the bullpen which was great to see. Offensively we really just got the Nardo home run, but our pitching allowed it to hold up. This was a good weekend for our ballclub, taking the series from a good Charleston Southern team. I'm proud of the guys."  HEN SCRATCHINGS: • Today was Delaware's first 1-0 victory since Apr. 14, 2014, when the Hens defeated Northeastern 1-0 (12). • The Delaware bullpen pitched 14.1 innings this weekend and allowed just one run (0.63 ERA). • Delaware started a ...

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  • Men’s Basketball Secures CACC Tournament Berth Despite 79-77 Loss to Chestnut Hill

    Posted 2018-02-14 21:06:46 by: Exec Exec

    (Walsh, WilmU) Men’s Basketball Secures CACC Tournament Berth Despite 79-77 Loss to Chestnut Hill DATE: February 13, 2018 djl NEWARK, Del. - - The Wilmington University men’s basketball team couldn’t hold onto a second half lead on Tuesday night, as Chestnut Hill came back to steal a 79-77 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference South Division victory at the WU Athletics Complex. Despite the loss, the Wildcats (14-11, 9-7 CACC) locked a CACC Tournament berth for the second year in a row as Georgian Court lost to Holy Family tonight as well. The seeding in the South Division is yet to be determined with three games to play. A slow started had the Wildcats behind the entire first half, as the Griffins (5-18, 4-12 CACC) shot 54.8 percent from the floor, including 7-of-13 (52.8 percent) from three-point territory in the first half. They led by as many as 13 points, 41-28, with 2:15 left before the break. The Wildcats scored the final eight points of the first half to minimize the damage, but still went into the locker room trailing, 41-36. The run continued out of the halftime break, as Jermaine Head hit the opening three-pointer of the second half followed by a fastbreak layup from Miles Gillette to tie the game, 41-41. The 13-0 run finally stopped with a Griffin three-pointer, as they went back in front, 50-41, with a 9-0 run of their own. Still down seven, 53-46, the Wildcats rattled off the next 15 points to take a 61-53 lead with 8:50 left in regulation. The home team took their largest lead of the game, 66-57, with a Head steal and fast break layup by Shawn Church with 7:08 showing on the clock. But they wouldn’t be able to hold off the Griffins. An old fashioned three-point play brought the Griffins back to within 68-67 with 4:19 left and they eventually took the lead on a Demetrius Isaac jumper, 71-70, with 3:15 to play. They went up by as many as three points late, but Head came down and put in a three-pointer of his home to ...

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  • Chestnut Hill Slips Past Women’s Basketball, 91-84, in CACC Overtime Affair

    Posted 2018-02-14 20:53:46 by: Exec Exec

    (Matthews Right, Robinson Left, WilmU) Chestnut Hill Slips Past Women’s Basketball, 91-84, in CACC Overtime Affair DATE: February 13, 2018 djl NEWARK, Del. - - The Wilmington University women’s basketball team couldn’t hold onto a late fourth quarter lead as Chestnut Hill came back for the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference overtime victory, 91-84, on Tuesday night at the WU Athletics Complex. The Wildcats (6-19, 3-13 CACC) used a 27-17 second quarter to head into the halftime break leading by six points, but the Griffins (16-9, 12-4 CACC) erased the deficit with a 25-17 third quarter to going into the fourth frame with a 60-56 lead. The Griffins started the fourth quarter with a three-pointer to move ahead by seven points, but Jadyn Whitsitt started a 9-0 Wilmington spurt with a three-pointer. Emma Matthews (Padua) then hit a three before converting an old-fashioned three-point play to take the lead, 65-63, with 6:46 left in regulation. Chestnut hill fought back to take a 71-69 lead with 3:16 to play, by Macy Robinson (St Elizabeths) swung the momentum back in favor of the Wildcats with a three-pointer for the lead, 72-71, with 3:00 showing on the clock. Matthews put the home team ahead, 74-71, with a jumper with 2:14 to play. But the Wildcats went 0-for-2 with a turnover in their next three possessions, allowing the Griffins to stick around. An offensive rebound and one free throw brought the Griffins to within 74-72 with 23 seconds left, but a turnover immediately following the missed free throw gave the Griffins the ball back. The Wildcats were unable to come up with another rebound, and the Griffins were fouled on the offensive board, getting another trip to the foul line. This time, Jaeda Wildgoose hit both from the line to tie the score. Whitsitt’s game-winning attempt was off the mark to send the game into overtime. The beginning of the overtime period was back and forth, as Mikala Casimir gave the Wildcats the lead ...

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  • Dominican Holds Off Women’s Basketball, 84-75, as Wildcats Fall For Sixth Straight Time

    Posted 2018-02-13 21:55:04 by: Exec Exec

    (Robinson Left, Matthews Right, WilmU) ORANGEBURG, N.Y. - - Down by as many as 21 points in the fourth quarter, the Wilmington University women's basketball team was able to get as close as five points, but Dominican held on down the stretch for the 84-75 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference cross-divisional contest on Saturday afternoon at the Hennessy Center. The Chargers (8-15, 7-7 CACC) shot 54.8 percent from the floor for the game and won each of the first three quarters to gather a large lead going into the fourth quarter. The Wildcats (6-18, 3-12 CACC) dropped their sixth straight contest, but nearly made a late game comeback for the ages. They shot 48.3 percent from the floor for the game, getting 44 of their points in the paint. hit three free throws to put the Wildcats up 7-3 with 7:14 left in the quarter, but the Chargers won the first quarter, 22-19. The home team then took the second quarter, 19-13, to head into the halftime break leading 41-32. Out of the break, the Chargers continued to push, taking the third quarter, 24-16, to go into the fourth and final quarter, 65-48. Dominican took its largest lead of the game, 72-51, with 7:07 left in regulation, but that is when Wilmington started to claw back. started a 6-0 spurt en route to a 9-2 run to get to within 76-61 as the Chargers took a timeout with 4:01 to play. Another 8-0 run brought the Wildcats to within 76-69 with 1:10 showing on the clock before had the Wildcats as close as they've been since the first quarter, 78-73, with a layup with 36 seconds to play. But the Chargers knocked down four straight free throws and made their final six of the game to hold off the late game Wildcat comeback. Grant led the Wildcats with 21 points, shooting 9-of-14 from the floor and a perfect 3-of-3 from the foul line. scored 17 points by hitting three three-pointers and shooting 7-of-12 overall. Robinson grabbed a team's best seven rebounds. put in 14 points while adding six rebounds and ...

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  • UD Freshman Ryan Allen Picks Up Second Consecutive CAA Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week Honor

    Posted 2018-02-12 21:20:26 by: Exec Exec

      RICHMOND, Va. – University of Delaware freshman guard earned his fourth Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week award and his second in as many weeks, the conference announced Monday.Allen (Bowie, Md./DeMatha Catholic) led the Blue Hens in scoring during both games on the week, averaging 22.0 points. He has led the team in scoring in seven of the last eight games, including four in a row.Allen scored 19 points on Thursday vs. Northeastern and added 25 on Saturday at William & Mary. He knocked down a career-high tying six three-pointers in Williamsburg, setting the UD single season freshman record. Allen currently ranks sixth in the country among freshmen with 69 three-pointers made. He has reached double figures in 11 straight games and has hit a three-pointer during all 24 games of his career, the second longest streak in UD history.Allen has now won the CAA Rookie of the Week title four times, tied for the second most in school history along with Alphonso Dawson (2007-08), Devon Saddler (2010-11) and Jarvis Threatt (2011-12). Blue Hen sophomore has the most in UD history, earning six honors in his rookie season.This is the sixth conference Rookie of the Week honor for a Blue Hen this season, as freshman captured the award on Dec. 18 and Dec. 26. For two consecutive years, Delaware has set the school record for most Rookie of the Week awards in a season with ...

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  • William & Mary Pulls Away in Second Half For 83-66 Victory Over Blue Hens

    Posted 2018-02-12 21:19:18 by: Exec Exec

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – William & Mary took an eight-point lead into the break and used an early run in the second half to pull away for an 83-66 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Delaware Saturday afternoon at Kaplan Arena. Justin Pierce scored a career-high 33 points for the Tribe (16-9, 9-5 CAA), which shot 50.0 percent from the field, knocked down 11 three-pointers, and went 16 of 19 from the foul line. Nathan Knight added a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Matt Milon contributed 13 points for William & Mary.Blue Hen freshman scored 25 points, all but two in the first half, for the Blue Hens (11-16, 4-10 CAA), while notched his first double-double with career-highs of 17 points and 10 rebounds.  (left) chipped in with 12 points and eight boards for Delaware, which shot 42.1 percent and held a 40-27 rebounding advantage.Allen, who knocked down six triples, now has made 69 three-pointers this season, a new UD freshman record and 17 shy of the program’s single season mark.Delaware used an early seven-point run to take an 11-5 lead in the opening minutes, while two free throws put the Blue Hens up 25-20 midway through the first half. However the Tribe answered with a 15-2 spurt over the next four minutes, and led the rest of the stanza before taking a 47-39 advantage into the break.William & Mary then opened the second half with an 11-2 run, extending the margin to 58-41 with 16:55 to play. It was a 64-46 game at the 11:39 mark following a free throw, but the Tribe scored 11 of the next 12 points and led by at least 20 until the final minute.HEAD COACH MARTIN INGELSBY“Ryan (Allen) had a great first half and we got off to a good start, and were still down just eight at halftime. But we got down early in the second half and couldn’t get back into the game. Justin Pierce made shots and put a lot of pressure on our defense. I thought we did a pretty good job of challenging their jump shots, but ...

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