The Cape boys’ lacrosse team won a pair of home games in less than 24 hours by a combined score of 39-6.
The Vikings shellacked winless Sussex Central April 30 18-0, then came back May 1 to beat Tower Hill 21-6.
Cape’s regular season has just three games remaining: Wednesday, May 5, at Sussex Tech; Saturday, May 8, at unbeaten Sanford; and Thursday, May 13, at home versus IMG Academy of Florida.
“These last two games have given us a chance to work on some offensive rotations and given some younger guys game experience,” said coach Mark D’Ambrogi. “The shooting in practice is starting to pay dividends, and our ground ball to fast break transition has gotten better. Both C.J. [Fritchman] and Chancler [Johnson] have done a great job of winning us the ball on face-offs. Our defense has not had as many opportunities to bear down and get stops on extended possessions. We work on it in practice, in preparation for games down the road.”
The first round of the boys’ lacrosse tournament will begin Tuesday, May 18, at the site of the higher seed.
The state championship game is scheduled to be played at Dover High on Saturday, May 29.
Scoring goals against Sussex Central were Jake Truitt with three; Mike Frederick, Brexton Carter, Jahden Cannon, Cody Trivits and Chase Monigle with two each; and Gabe Best, Luke Burton, Drew Dennis, Hunter Jones and Andrew Wolak with one apiece.
Recording assists were Hank D’Ambrogi and Joe Coveleski with two apiece, and Frederick, Will Bragg, Fritchman, Jones, Wolak and Truitt with one each.
Registering saves in goal were Carson Kammerer with two and Michael Sposato with one.
Scoring goals against Tower Hill were D’Ambrogi with four, Best with three, Burton and Jaden Davis with two, and Bragg, Frederick, Fritchman, Wolak, L.B. Harrington, Truitt, Cannon, Trivits and Finn Forcucci with one each.
Tallying assists were D'Ambrogi with seven, Davis and Jack Schell with two apiece, and Frederick, Best and Bragg with one each.
Kammerer stopped four shots in goal, while Sposato collected three.