Cape girls’ lax survives Sussex Academy 10-7

Shelby Manlove scores 100th career goal
April 5, 2023

The Cape girls’ lacrosse squad moved to 4-0 with a 10-7 victory over Sussex Academy April 3 at the Seahawks’ home turf in Georgetown.

Lulu Rishko scored four goals to lead the Vikings. Lindsay D'Ambrogi tallied two, while Avary Miller, Claire Lopez, Macy Steinwedel and Alexi Nowakowski each garnered one score.

Seahawks sophomore Shelby Manlove tallied three goals to lead the Seahawks. Sanne Elling cranked two goals, while Emiley BIsaha and Callie Short each had one.

Manlove reached the career milestone of 100 goals in just her sophomore year.

“It was really awesome to score 100,” she said. “I’ve been working really hard for that. I’m really proud of all of my teammates. Cape is a very competitive team, first in the state. I think we held our own. We have to just keep working and keep going through the season, and I’m proud of what we did today.”

Anna Lopez made seven stops, while Sussex Academy keeper Morgan Leeper had 12 saves.

“I think we have a lot of stuff to work on,” said Anna Lopez. “We lost our five big scorers from last year and we’re young. Everyone is trying our hardest. I think our conditioning was a key at the end.”

“We really stepped up to the physicality of the game, but in a clean way,” said D'Ambrogi, as she held an ice pack to her head. “The ball didn’t bounce our way a lot, but we capitalized on what we could capitalize on.”

“It was one of the more physical games that we have been allowed to play this year,” said Cape coach Lindsey Underwood. “So it took us a little time to adjust to it. Once we did, they hung in there. We always say bigger, faster, stronger, never get outworked. As we do our sprints at practice, we say this is for that tie game, this is for two minutes left, it’s a means to an end. Our stick work was the best it’s been in the last two minutes. Both goalies were awesome.”

“We had an idea going into the game that it was going to be a physical one,” said Seahawks coach Taylor Gibbs. “Some of it really impacted us going to the goal. It was harder to get to the goal. It was an intense game. Both goalies were great.”

The 4-0 Vikings will travel to Broadneck High School in Annapolis, Md., Saturday, April 15, while the 5-1 Seahawks travel to Sts. Peter & Paul Monday, April 17. 


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