Cape hockey down at half bounces back to beat Caravel 2-1

Cape versus Delmar on Saturday at Milford for state championship
Might as well jump! Cape's Allie Yeager, left, and Anna Frederick jump for joy as Sara Young, center, ties the semifinal game at 1-1. BY DAN COOK
November 16, 2012

The semifinals of the DIAA state field hockey tournament are all about handling pressure. The Cape field hockey team responded to being down a goal at halftime to a fast blue-collar Caravel squad by cranking up the assault dial in the second half and getting even on a goal by Sara Young at 35:16, her first of the season, and adding the 2-1 game winner from freshman Tess Bernheimer at 54:04. Tess had come into the game to give her older sister Cameron a rest.

“I just got a pass from Kat [Judge] and sent it toward the net,” Tess said after the game. “I helped a great team get to the finals but I’m just realizing the shot went in.”

Cape outshot the Bucs 17-3 and had a 10-4 advantage in penalty corners.

Katie Kolobielski had two great first-half saves, but a rebounded shot off a corner was knocked home by Jessica Reynolds to give Caravel the lead at halftime.

Sam Lester, the Caravel goalie, had 15 saves in the game. Kolobielski had 2 saves, both in the first half.

Cape will play Delmar at Milford at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, for the state championship. The Wildcats beat Polytech 3-1 in the other semifinal game.