The 2014 Cape Henlopen girls' lacrosse team took five shots to the body during the season, losing five games to out-of-state powers with a combined record of 82-14 by a total of seven goals, including home game losses to ManheimTownship (22-3) and Bishop Ireton (20-4) in sudden death overtime.
But back on the Delaware side, the Vikings blew through three state tournament games, running the Mercy, Mercy Me clock with a total 61-15 goal differential for their sixth straight state championship.
An argument could be made that the 2014 team that lost five games in a season equaling the total of the previous five seasons may have been Cape's best team ever. And as has been the case with all six P.J. Kesmodel-coached teams, the Vikings have more firepower returning than graduating.
The Vikings' postseason honors included Kat Judge and Allie Yeager, First Team All-American and All-State; Sam Broadhurst, Taylor Gooch, Sarah Tappan and Maggie Delp, First Team All-State; and Karalyn Joseph and Riley Wagner, Second Team All-State. The Vikings, winners of 74 games in a row in Delaware, will attempt to roll state title seven in 2015.