Caesar Rodney’s Lady Riders girls soccer has put another impressive team on the field, sitting behind only Cape Henlopen in the Henlopen North Conference. The team looks to finish the season strong and make yet another deep playoff run.
With a strong offensive core and stifling defense, CR heads into the spring break with an 8-2 record.
Seven different players have found the back of the net in as many games; four Lady Riders have three goals or more on the year.
Senior Jesse Prillaman has led the way in the goal-scoring department, tallying a team-high 16 goals. She has scored in all but two games, headlined by a four-goal performance against Woodbridge, hat-tricks in wins over Polytech and Sussex Central, two-goal outings against Sussex Tech and Appoquinimink along with an overtime winner against Indian River.
Fellow senior Macy Ramsey has potted seven goals heading into the spring break, meanwhile, sophomore Jada McCullough and senior Gabrielle Davis have scored three times on the year.
Led by Prillaman’s one-two punch, Ramsey, and a well-rounded offense, Caesar Rodney has
outscored their opponents 33-14 in nine games.
“They’re big, strong, fast, smart and very skilled,” said head coach Darrell Gravatt. “They also play very well together.”
The Lady Riders boast a 7-2 mark with six games left in the season, five against conference opponents.
Down the stretch, CR will take on Delmar (3-4) and Lake Forest (5-5) from the Henlopen South, along with games against Henlopen North teams Dover (4-5) and Smyrna (6-3).
Their lone remaining out-of-conference contest comes against the impressive Caravel Academy team. At 7-0, the Lady Bucs are one of only four undefeated teams in the state, joining fellow Division II team Archmere Academy (8-0), and Division I competitors Charter School of Wilmington (7-0) and Middletown (9-0).
With challenging games ahead, the Lady Riders look to keep building on what they’ve already accomplished.
“We have gotten better throughout the season,” Gravatt said. “We would like to defend better as a whole. We need to stay connected.”