Cannon launches Hornets into semis

Cannon launches Hornets into semis


Cannon launches Hornets into semis


WILMINGTON – Shay Cannon scored her second penalty-stroke goal of the game with 20:06 left in the game to give No. 2 Tatnall a 2-1 victory over No. 10 Charter of Wilmington in a DIAA State Field Hockey Tournament quarterfinal at Tower Hill School on Saturday.

Cannon put the Hornets (15-2) ahead with her first penalty-stroke goal with 19:11 to go in the first half. But the Force (11-3-2) tied it up with 14:02 left when Josephine Nixon scored off an assist from Morgan Lamey.

The Force outshot Tatnall 13-8, but goalkeeper Abby Horgan made three saves for the Hornets, who advance to meet Delmar in the semifinals on Tuesday. Mackenzie Cahill made four saves in goal for Charter.

SMYRNA – Jamie Trabaudo, Jessica Rutkoski and Angelique DeFillipo each scored a goal as No. 5 Polytech blanked No. 4 Sanford in a field hockey quarterfinal at Smyrna High School.Polytech 3, Sanford 0

The Panthers scored twice in the first half and once in the second as they advanced to a semifinal matchup with No. Cape Henlopen on Tuesday. Goalie Marisa Francois need to make just one save in recording the shutout.


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