The Lady Senators are feeling pretty good, currently riding a five-game winning streak to a record of 7-4.
While Dover posted impressive victories over Seaford, Laurel and Caesar Rodney by a combined score of 20-1, one of their most recent wins came against a Polytech program they haven’t defeated since 2009.
“The Polytech win was huge for the girls,” said Dover Head Coach Denise Kimbro. “They were coming off the 8-1 victory over rival CR and were determined to get Polytech for the first time in seven years.”
Last Thursday, the Lady Senators defeated Polytech in a dramatic overtime thriller. After scoring the game’s first goal, Dover found themselves trailing 2-1 when Kristen Adkins scored with just 6.1 seconds to go to send the game to overtime. In OT, freshman Sydni Warman scored to give Dover a huge Henlopen Conference win.
“They were very emotional, happy tears and super excited,’ Kimbro said of the team’s reaction to winning in overtime over Polytech.
After defeating Woodbridge 2-1 on Tuesday, Dover has just four games remaining in the regular season, three of which will be on the road.
One of their first tests comes Thursday at St. Georges Tech. The Lady Hawks come into the week sitting at 7-3 overall, winning four of their last five games. St. Georges Tech’s win over Brandywine Monday clinched them the Blue Hen Conference Flight B championship.
Led by Lauren Tyre, Daniella DeSouza, Mackenzie Porter and Alyssa McGinnis, St. Georges’ offense has caught fire recently. After scoring just 11 goals in their first five games, they’ve found the back of the net 15 times in their last five games.
“The expectation is one game at a time, finish strong and make the tournament for the fourth year in a row,” Kimbro said about her team’s mindset the rest of the way. “They do things the hard way - for the last four years, they’ve picked themselves and worked hard.”
Dover will travel to take on St. Georges Tech Thursday afternoon starting at 4 p.m.