Cape soccer went to 1-1 last week, beating Seaford 4-0 Sept. 10 before falling to 2018 DIAA semifinalist Caesar Rodney 4-0 Sept. 12 at Legends Stadium.
Things went bad for the Vikings soccer team from the start of the game, as Caesar Rodney was awarded a penalty kick in just the third minute. Cape goalie Alan Marin-Quiroz made a diving save, but the Vikings could not clear the ball, and Riders senior forward Spencer Ott scored for the early 1-0 lead.
“Alan was the best player on the field for us tonight,” said Cape coach Patrick Kilby. “He made the initial stop on three of their four goals. Our guys just didn’t make the clears to help him out.”
Rocky Edmond scored for the Riders at the 19-minute mark off an assist by Chase Ewald. The first half came to an end with the Riders up 2-0.
Edmond kept it going in a rainy second half, scoring at the 30-minute mark off an assist from sophomore Tate Wisniewski. Jackson Spino finished the scoring with an unassisted goal with three minutes left.
The Riders outshot the Vikings 22-6. Marin-Quiroz made 13 stops in the cage, while CR keeper Zander Omans made four.
“I hear people say that you can’t win them all, but what people don’t understand is that you can’t keep losing to the same team,” Kilby said. “We need to find a way to beat CR. Hopefully we will get another shot at them in the state tournament. The silver lining is that we were exposed early in the season, so now we can regroup and make some corrections as we move forward.”
Cape defeated the Blue Jays of Seaford 9-3 Sept. 10. Connor Hochrein and Danilo Somoza-Lima each had a hat trick in the contest. Ben Creatore, Luke Johnson and Nathan Loucks each tallied a score. Chris Gonzalez and Quincy Copeland had a pair of helpers, while Hochrein, Eid Nouhra, Jair Mancilla and Alan Marin-Quiroz each tallied one assist.
The Vikings held a 14-8 advantage in shots. Marin-Quiroz and Forest Dotterer teamed for five saves in goal.
The Vikings were set travel to Berlin, Md., Monday, Sept. 16, to face the Mallards of Worcester Prep in a nonconference match.