The Caesar Rodney Riders girls lacrosse squad moved on to the next round of the DIAA State Tournament on Tuesday night, defeating St. Mark’s 5-0.

Alexa Faulmino and Alexis Prillaman starred for the Lady Riders combining for all 5 of CR’s goals on Tuesday night.

The Riders took control early scoring 3 first half goals to take a commanding 3-0 lead into the break. Faulmino scored just 5:00 into the contest, with Prillaman adding the second goal just 6 minutes later before Faulmino struck again before the half.

In the second half it was more of the same for CR. Faulmino and Prillaman scored just 5 minutes apart from each other in the second half to give the Riders a 5-0 lead.

St. Mark’s put up a valiant effort, especially from junior goaltender Hannah Ciolek who took not one, but two cleats to the face after making sliding saves. The Spartans simply couldn’t match up with the Riders constant attacking style and weren’t able to muster enough possession time to find an offensive rhythm.

The Riders move on now to face the winner of #6 Archmere vs. #11 St. Georges who play on Wednesday night.

A.I. duPont Shuts Out Polytech 3-0

The A.I. duPont Tigers girls soccer squad defeated Polytech 3-0 on Tuesday night in the opening round of the DIAA Girls Soccer Tournament held at Smyrna High.

A.I. struck just a little over 8:00 into the contest to take a 1-0 lead. The two squads would remain scoreless until nearly the 60:00 minute mark of the contest when senior Cynthia Hagerty struck for her first of 2 goals in the contest. Hagerty added her second goal at 73:10 of the contest to give A.I. duPont a commanding 3-0 lead that they would not relinquish.

Hagerty finished with 2 goals and an assist on junior Haley McNulty’s opening tally to lead the Tigers to the second round where they’ll face #1 Charter School of Wilmington on Saturday.

It was a tough defeat for the Panthers, but they can walk away holding their heads high after an impressive 13-2 season.