Field Hockey Recap
Dover 3, Seaford 2
The Blue Jays suffered a tough Henlopen Conference Northern Division loss. Lauren Kjos and Monica Neil scored Seaford's goals. The Jays trailed 10-7 in penalty corners.
Cape Henlopen 2, Seaford 1
The Blue Jays gave the Henlopen Conference Northern Division leaders a battle. Trailing 1-0 at halftime, Seaford tied the game at 14:43 of the second half on goal by Unek Brown. Cape Henlopen won the game in the last 15 seconds on the second of Amanda Warrington's two goals to rise to 11-0 overall. Seaford was outshot 12-4 and trailed 16-11 in penalty corners. Blue Jay goalie Ericca Bell recorded 8 saves.
Seaford 2, Delmar 0
Photo: Seaford's Lauren Kjos
The Blue Jays continued their dream season with an upset over the perennial Henlopen Conference Southern Division powers.
Seaford goalie Ericca Bell recorded the shutout with 7 saves and helped the Blue Jays hold off a relentless attack by Delmar, which outshot the Jays 16-3.
Unek Brown and Laurek Kjos scored the goals for Seaford, which rose to 6-2-1 in the conference and overall.
The Blue Jays are 5-1-1 in their last seven games.
Seaford 2, Milford 1
Photo: Seaford's Unek Brown
Samantha Fitzgerald provided the winning goal and Ericca Bell stood tall in goal to lift the Blue Jays to the Henlopen Conference triumph.
Fitzgerald scored at the 24:17 mark of the second half to put Seaford ahead 2-0. Milford pulled within one goal less than 30 seconds later, but Belle, who finished with 8 saves, prevented the game-tying goal.
Unek Brown, one of the Blue Jays' top scorer despite being a defender, put Seaford on the board first to start its comeback from a 1-0 halftime deficit.
Brown's goal at the 24:17 mark of the second half was quickly followed by Fitzgerald's goal at 24:46.
"Unek has a hard shot and she comes up on corners," said first-year Seaford head coach Robin Guinta of Brown's scoring from the back line. "She's just there."
Seaford led Milford 6-5 in penalty corners but trailed in shots, 12-10.
The Blue Jays are 5-2-1 overall and in the conference and first-year head coach Robin Guinta has her eyes on a state tournament berth after an absence of several years.
Seaford has come on strong recently with a 4-1-1 mark in its last six games.
"I hope it continues," said Guinta of the Jays' recent hot streak. "We need at least four more wins to go to the tournament.
Lake Forest 4, Seaford 3
The Blue Jays' four-game unbeaten streak came to an end with the Henlopen Conference defeat. Unek Brown scored two goals and Samantha Fitzgerald notched the other as Seaford slipped to 4-2-1 in the conference and overall. Bitty Hood assisted on Brown's first goal, while Fitzgerald assisted on Brown's second score. Goalie Ericca Bell registered 9 saves. The Blue Jays tied the game at 1-1 and 2-2 before the Spartans scored two straight to clinch the outcome. Seaford trailed 19-7 in shots and 20-10 in penalty corners.
Seaford 4, Polytech 0
The Blue Jays stretched their unbeaten streak to four games as they posted their third consecutive shutout. In winning the Henlopen Conference Northern division game, Seaford got two goals from Samantha Fitzgerald and a goal apiece from Unek Brown and Heather Bleile. Brown, Fitzgerald and Lauren Kjos registered assists. Seaford led 19-8 in shots and 19-11 in penalty corners. Now 4-1-1 in the conference and overall, Seaford has shut out its last three opponents for two wins and a tie. The Blue Jays have four shutouts in all.
Seaford 2, Woodbridge 0
Photo: Seaford's Bitty Hood
The Henlopen Conference triumph gave the Blue Jays their third straight game without a loss as they rose to 3-1-1 in the conference and overall.
Heather Bleile scored Seaford's second goal in the second half on an assist from Unek Brown, while Bitty Hood scored the Blue Jays' first goal on an assist from Lauren Saveikis.
Seaford led Woodbridge 11-9 in shots and 13-9 in penalty corners.
Goalie Ericca Bell recorded 9 saves.
Seaford 0, Caesar Rodney 0
The Blue Jays held tough on defense to preserve the Henlopen Conference Northern Division tie. CR led 28-20 in shots but couldn't get any past Seaford goalkeeper Ericca Bell, who stopped 21 of those shots. The Blue Jays are now 2-1-1 in the conference and overall.
Seaford 2, Smyrna 1
Photo: Seaford's Heather Bleile
The Blue Jays used a goal by Heather Bleile off an assist by Samantha Fitzgerald with four minutes to go to record the Henlopen Conference Southern Division victory.
The Blue Jays scored the winning goal less than a minute after Smyrna had tied the score 1-1.
Lauren Kjos scored the Blue Jays' other goal off an assist from Becca Meredith.
Now 2-1 in the conference and overall, Seaford led 7-6 in shots while trailing 6-5 in penalty corners.
Sussex Central 2, Seaford 1
The Blue Jays lost for the first time to fall to 1-1 in the Henlopen Conference Northern Division and overall. The Jays trailed 2-0 in the second half before Unek Brown made things interesting with a goal assisted by Samantha Fitzgerald. Seaford couldn't come up with the tying goal, though, as Sussex Central controlled most of the play from that point on. Ericca Bell had a big game in goal with 23 saves to keep the Jays close. For the game, Seaford trailed 31-6 in shots and 20-1 in penalty corners.
Seaford 1, Sussex Tech 0
Seaford goalie Ericca Bell
The Blue Jays gave new coach Robin Guinta a victory in her debut as they captured their season-opener as they made a goal by Samantha Fitzgerald at the 19:15 mark of the second half stand up behind goalie Ericca Bell.
Guinta had been with the program as an assistant for 11 years but finally got her chance at the head job this year.
"I've been waiting for the head coach job for a long time," said Guinta. "Every time before I got bumped by a teacher."
In a tight game, Seaford held a 10-9 edge in shots over Sussex Tech in the Henlopen Conference Northern Division contest.
Bell registered 7 saves for the shutout. The teams recorded 8 penalty corners apiece.
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