Central Delaware Sports
DSU announces football schedule

Delaware State University has announced that each of its four 2013 home football contests will start at 2:00 p.m. at Alumni Stadium. The first home game of the 2013 season is Oct. 5 against defending Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) champion Bethune-Cookman.

The annual homecoming contest is the following Saturday (Oct. 12) against Norfolk State.

The Hornets will also host MEAC rivals Howard (Nov. 2) and Morgan State (Nov. 23) at Alumni Stadium during the 2013 season.

Delaware State will play its first four games of the upcoming season on the road, beginning with the annual Route 1 Rivalry contest at Delaware on Sep 7. The game is set to begin at 6:00 p.m. at Delaware Stadium (Tubby Raymond Field) in Newark.

The following Saturday (Sep. 14), the Hornets will visit Towson University for the first meeting between the schools since 1994.
The Hornets will travel to Fargo, North Dakota to take on defending FCS champion North Dakota State on Sep. 21. The Bison won their second straight FCS championship last January.

Delaware State will begin MEAC play on the road at Savannah State on Sep. 28. This will be the third meeting between the Hornets and Tigers, but first since Savannah State joined the MEAC in 2011.
DSU will also visit MEAC rivals North Carolina A&T (Oct. 19 at 1:00 p.m.), Hampton (Oct. 26 at 1:00 p.m.) and Florida A&M (Nov. 16) during the 2013 season.

Delaware State was 6-5 overall in 2012, its first winning season since 2007. The Hornets were tied for third in the MEAC with a 5-3 league mark last season.

Men’s lacrosse

Delaware 8, Marist 7: A new month meant a change in fortunes for the University of Delaware men’s lacrosse team Wednesday afternoon as the Blue Hens finally came out on top in a one-goal game, defeating host Marist behind a four-goal effort from senior midfielder Nick Diachenko.

This time it was the Blue Hens (3-8) putting together the fourth-quarter rally as Delaware outscored the Red Foxes 3-0 in the final stanza with Diachenko’s fourth tally of the day with 1:53 remaining resulting in the game-winner.

Delaware, which entered the game 0-5 in one-goal contests this season, snapped a three-game losing streak while Marist (7-2) lost for just the second time this season and had a two-game win streak come to an end.

Diachenko, who netted his sixth career hat trick, led the Blue Hen offense while Danny Keane also scored two goals and Brian Kormondy added a goal and an assist. Freshman goalkeeper Conor Peaks, making just his third career start, stopped 10 shots to earn his first career victory.

The Blue Hens jumped out to a quick 4-1 lead after the first quarter but Marist reeled off four straight goals and six of the next seven to take a 7-5 lead into the final stanza.

But this time the fourth quarter belonged to the youthful Blue Hens, who shut down Marist and got three goals, including two by Diachenko, to pull out the win.

Diachenko scored just 2:22 into the final stanza to pull Delaware to within 7-6 and Kormondy knotted the game at 7-7 on an unassisted tally just 68 seconds later.

Neither team would score again until the final minutes when Diachenko tallied the game-winner with 1:53 remaining.

The Hens will look to continue their winning ways Saturday, hosting Michigan (0-10) at 12 at Delaware Stadium.

Women’s lacrosse

Wesley 18, Penn St. Abington 3: Fourteen different players tallied at least one point as the Wesley College women’s lacrosse team defeated Penn St.-Abington on Senior Night. Wesley moved to 4-7 on the year.
Jen Jacobs scored four goals and Nina Cornog tallied four points with a goal and three assists to lead the Wolverines.

High school lacrosse

Severn 11, Cape Henlopen 4: The Vikings dropped their second straight game to a Maryland school and fell to 2-2. Junior Blake Mann scored twice to pace Cape Henlopen.</