The Cape boys’ lacrosse team didn’t meet any slouches in the March 10 play day in Lewes, as three of the top teams in the country came to the turf of Legends and Champions stadiums.
Cape battled perennial powerhouse Ridgewood (N.J.), Severna Park High School (Md.) and nationally ranked Malvern Prep (Pa.).
“This scrimmage day is always a great test for us because of the level of competition,” said Cape coach Mark D’Ambrogi. “We played hard in each game, but we made some mistakes in each game as well. The good news is that the mistakes we made can be fixed. We played some guys in different positions, and some other guys got their first varsity experience. They had to learn on the fly, and they did a good job with it.”
D’Ambrogi believes the 2018 team will benefit from the experience taken from playing top teams.
“We will get back to work at practice on Monday, and the guys will have a really good idea of the speed and the skill that they will have to play with each day,” he said. “We are fortunate that teams like Malvern Prep, Ridgewood and Severna Park are willing to come here and play. I think we have learned from the experience.”
The Vikings will open their regular season Thursday, March 22, at Stephen Decatur, before returning home to play No. 4 Bullis School from Maryland.