Cape hockey mow downs moving to showdowns

Vikings outscore opponents 24-0 in first three games
September 14, 2023

Cape hockey rumbled over Lake Forest Sept. 12 at Champions Stadium, winning 6-0 to improve to 3-0 on the season.

The Vikings’ three-game scoring total of 24-0 served as the undercard to a Sept. 14 home showdown with defending state champion Smyrna. The Eagles defeated Cape in sudden-death overtime in last year’s state final at Rullo Stadium on the University of Delaware’s campus. 

Smyrna is 2-0 this early season with wins over Archmere and Sussex Academy. Check for results, as the game was played after deadline. 

Cape outshot Lake Forest 23-2, with a 14-0 advantage in penalty corners.

Atia Sabbagh and Devon DeGregory, both starting defenders, combined to score four of six goals.

Sabbagh scored the first two on penalty strokes. DeGregory was the inserter on corners, then she set up near the post and worked for tips and rebounds.

Lulu Rishko scored on a backhand shot in the first quarter, while Macy Steinwedel found the back of the cage with 5:37 left to play.   

Corner cupboard - Sabbagh has six goals over her last two games. Addy Basile has five goals over the first three games. DeGregory has six goals over three games. Lake senior goalie Madison Lawson had 16 saves against Cape. Indian River, under new head coach Tori Huk, formerly at Polytech, is off to a 2-0 start having outscored opponents 10-1. Delmar is off to a 3-0 start, dominating opponents 25-1. Delmar junior Jordan Hollamon has 13 goals. Smyrna is led by Dru and Bree Moffitt and goalie Halle Geiger. The Cape JV team beat Lake Forest 2-0 on goals by Addison Breneman and Angelina McCarthy. Goalies Izzy Mekulski and Jada White combined for nine saves.


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