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Cape soccer defeats Central, Worcester

Heads to Peddie School Tuesday
Cape senior Connor Rasin takes a shot on goal in the Vikings’ 6-2 win over the Golden Knights. DAN COOK PHOTOS
October 3, 2017

The Sussex Central soccer squad became a victim of the Gelof-Slagle scoring extravaganza Sept. 28, as the Vikings downed the Golden Knights 6-2.

The Sussex Central team scored first and last off penalty kicks by Kel Ordonez at the two-minute mark and Fredi Morales at 79 minutes. Everything else in between was in favor of the Vikings.

Zack Gelof scored four goals in the game, taking his total to 20 on the season, and Uly Slagle added two goals and an assist. Dane Palmer and Chris Gonzalez each added an assist. Gelof assisted on both Slagle tallies.

“Central was a pretty strong team, but we were able to outmuscle them,” said Cape coach Patrick Kilby. “We were able to keep numbers behind the ball, and when we won it, we were able to convert well.”

Cape outshot the Knights 20-17 and held a 3-0 advantage in corners.

Cape goalies Jake Gelof and Alan Marin had 13 and four saves, respectively.

The Vikings then moved to 8-0 on the season with a 3-0 victory over the Mallards of Worcester Prep Sept. 30 in Berlin, Md.

Slagle, Eric Velasquez-Santizo and Juan Carillo each scored with assists from Troy Humphries, Aidan Spoor and Riley Rasin.

With three different goal scorers, Kilby said, “We can win with a total team approach.”

He added, “Worcester is a big, fast and well-organized team. We earned each goal through good possessions and good team play.”

The Vikings took 25 shots on goal, while the Mallards shot 12 times. Jake Gelof stopped 10 Mallards tries, while Alan Marin made two saves. Worcester keeper Cooper Richins made 22 saves.

Cape held a 5-1 advantage in corner kicks awarded.

The Vikings will travel to the Peddie School (N.J.) Tuesday, Oct. 3, and to Sussex Tech Thursday, Oct. 5.

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