Duarte scores five to lead Caravel lacrosse past Ursuline

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Dialog reporter

 

WILMINGTON – Olivia Duarte scored five goals, including three consecutive in less than four minutes in the second half, to help Caravel pull away for a 13-9 lacrosse victory over Ursuline April 21 at Serviam Field. It was the Buccaneers’ fifth straight win and improved their record to 7-1.

Caravel goalie Hannah Seamans attempts to block this Ursuline shot during Thursday's lacrosse game. (The Dialog/Mike Lang)
Caravel goalie Hannah Seamans attempts to block this Ursuline shot during Thursday’s lacrosse game. (The Dialog/Mike Lang)

Ursuline scored twice in 20 seconds early in the half to pull to within one goal at 8-7, but Duarte asserted herself after that. Just 14 seconds after Ursuline scored, Duarte took the ball the length of the field and put one behind Ursuline goalie Erin Davis. That was in contrast to her next goal, which came with 12:39 to go. This time, the Buccaneers’ junior patiently carried the ball for several seconds around the back of the Raiders’ net, wrapped around and found an opening to make it 10-7.

Ursuline burned a timeout, but that did not deter Duarte. At the 12:04 mark, Duarte converted an eight-meter opportunity. Neither team would score for almost the next seven minutes, when DeLaney Chrisco got in close on Davis and scored her fourth of the day. The goal came after Caravel had hit several posts and gave the Bucs their largest lead of the afternoon.

Erin O’Doherty ended Caravel’s four-goal run with 5:03 left on the clock, but the Raiders did not have enough time to complete a comeback. Each team would add one more.

DeLaney Chrisco of Caravel separates Ursuline's Marissa Esposito from her stick, ending a scoring threat. (The Dialog/Mike Lang)
DeLaney Chrisco of Caravel separates Ursuline’s Marissa Esposito from her stick, ending a scoring threat. (The Dialog/Mike Lang)

Ursuline got on the scoreboard first, as Janet Schmeusser took advantage of an eight-meter opportunity. After Lauren Phillips tied it up less than a minute later, Chrisco tallied the next two. The teams played a tight first half, with Caravel taking a 5-4 lead into halftime on Chrisco’s third goal while Ursuline was playing shorthanded.

In addition to Duarte and Chrisco, the Buccaneers got three goals from Phillips and one from Kaylee Otlowski. They had 27 shots, and their goalie, Hannah Seamans, made 12 saves. Caravel travels to Woodside on Monday for a 5 p.m. tilt against perennial state power Polytech, which is also 7-1.

For Ursuline, Schmeusser scored three times; O’Doherty and Jane Lyons had two each; and Katherine Shroyer and Jordan Kenney each tallied once. The Raiders (5-2) had 29 shots, and Davis had nine saves. They are also back in action on Monday against a Kent County opponent, as Caesar Rodney visits for a 3:45 p.m. start.