Cape girls' lax crosses the bay to beat Ocean City 10-9

Lopez sisters: Claire records hat trick, Anna tallies 10 saves
May 1, 2023

“Tonight I’m gonna take that ride across the river to the Jersey side.” - Bruce Springsteen

The Cape girls’ lacrosse team took the Cape May-Lewes Ferry across the Delaware Bay to New Jersey April 29, to play the Red Raiders of Ocean City High School. 

The Vikings led 6-3 at halftime, then extended the advantage to 8-5 in the second half. The Ferris wheel of momentum suddenly shifted to the Jersey girls, who closed the gap to 8-7, then 10-9; Cape got possession with 5:29 left and milked the clock like a dairy cow for a 10-9 victory. 

A big play in the final minute came when defender Mackinzie Brown checked the ball loose on a final Ocean City push. 

The win raises Cape’s record to 9-1.

Cape plays at Lake Forest Monday, May 1, then hosts Sussex Tech on Senior Night Wednesday, May 3, before hosting Parkside (Md.) Friday, May 5.

Ocean City, ranked No. 20 in the poll, fell to 6-4 on the season.

Goal scorers for Cape were Claire Lopez and Lulu Rishko with three goals each, Carrie Clausius with two, and Landon Diehl and Macy Steinwedel each with one.  

Goalie Anna Lopez was credited with 10 saves. Ocean City goalie Aliza Otton had four saves. 

Cape had a 31-16 shot advantage.

Ocean City goals were Delainey Sutley with three goals, Kelsea Cooke with two, and Brynn Culmone, Katie Pierce, Breanna Fabi and Gracie Pierce each with one.

Clausius, Steinwedel and Rishko were each credited with an assist. 

Cape smashes Smyrna 

In a game that was moved to Thursday to avoid Friday’s bad weather, Cape blew away visiting Smyrna 23-3, running to a 15-1 halftime lead. 

Cape outshot the Eagles 39-6.

Scoring for Cape were Claire Lopez and Lexi Nowakowski with three goals apiece; Addi Basile, Carrie Clausius, Lexi Truitt and Macy Steinwedel with two each; and Olivia Burkentine, Landon Diehl, Avary Miller, Lulu Rishko, Grace Wiggins, Anna Sullivan, Lina Frederick, Mackinzie Brown and Megan Smith all with single goals. 

Smyrna’s goals were scored by Abigale Matthews with two and Regan Nacrelli.

Assist leaders for Cape were Lopez with three, Steinwedel and Basile with two each, and  Allison Head, Burkentine, Clausius, Truitt and Diehl with one apiece.

Cape goalies Anna Lopez and Mikaylah Lindsay each recorded a single save. Smyrna’s Addison Beamer tallied two. 


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