Cape Gazette

Delmar Wildcats hold serve, defeat Sussex Tech 2-1

Three Henlopen teams reach field hockey final four
By Dave Frederick | Nov 14, 2012
Photo by: Dan Cook Sussex Tech's Darian Scott tries to score past a diving Tressie Windsor, but just misses the cage in the 2-1 Wildcats win.

Delmar and Sussex Tech battled through 60 minutes of state tournament field hockey Nov. 13 on Cape’s turf field two in an evenly played, fast-paced game that could have gone either way.

Each team had 10 shots on goal with six penalty corners.

The game was tied 1-1 deep into the second half, when Delmar freshman Ashley Arter sent home a pass from Amy Wilson with 8:57 remaining for the 2-1 game winner, sending the Wildcats into the semifinals, where they will face Polytech, a 2-0 winner over Wilmington Christian.

Delmar improved to 16-1 on the season, while the Ravens closed out the 2012 campaign 13-4.

Sara Ellis cranked home a goal with 5:32 left in the first half to give the Wildcats the lead. An apparent goal by Sussex Tech early in the game was disallowed when the official ruled the ball had been kicked across the goal line.

Melissa Joseph scored for the Ravens at 3:15 into the second half, with Darian Scott getting the assist.


Sussex Tech's Torrie Huk takes a drive in the 2-1 Ravens' loss to the Wildcats. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Tech's Melissa Joseph collides with Delmar goalkeeper Tressie Windsor. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Tech's Brienna Pavlik moves the ball upfield during the 2-1 Wildcats victory. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sussex Tech senior Devon Bitler brings the ball into the Ravens' offensive zone. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sussex Tech senior Devon Bitler, right, battles for possession of the ball with Delmar freshman Ashley Arter. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sussex Tech's Hannah Collins, right, blocks up a pass from Delmar's Sara Ellis. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Delmar's Amanda Elliott, left, battles for a high ball with Sussex Tech's Hannah Collins. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sussex Tech's Hannah Krause moves the ball past Delmar's Danielle Bradley. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sussex Tech senior Devon Bitler takes a shot into the scoring circle. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Melissa Joseph gets a congratulatory hug from her teammates after scoring the Ravens' lone goal in the game. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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