Cape hockey wins at Sussex Central 4-0

Morgan Newcomb posts shutout by turning back one shot on one corner
September 21, 2022

Anyone looking west in the late afternoon across the Bermuda pitch of the Sussex Central hockey field is certain to be blinded by the light. Cape fans come prepared with folding chairs; if it’s sun they want, there’s always the beach. 

Cape slogged and struggled a bit chasing a slow-moving ball through lots of congestion, grinding down Sussex Central for a 4-0 victory, the Vikings’ fourth shutout of the season. 

“It was great to have another shutout, but we need to compete at a high level every day to improve on both sides of the ball,” said coach Kate Austin. “The slow surface didn’t help our game, but we need to adjust to the things outside our control quicker.”

Addy Basile scored twice for Cape, giving her four goals on the season. Hannah Maney and Mack Brown also scored for Cape. Lexi Truitt and Lexi Nowakowski were credited with assists. 

The Vikings outshot the Golden Knights 21-1, with a 16-1 advantage in penalty corners. 

Cape will host Tower Hill at Champions Stadium Saturday, Sept. 24. Tower Hill has won 17 state championships in field hockey and finished second 10 times. Former Cape player and Salisbury All-American and Hall of Famer Robin Adair won 10 state titles as head coach at Tower Hill, while losing in the final game seven times. 

Quips from the blue chair - Olivia Justice of Central was credited with seven saves, but with Cape credited with 21 shots, the scorekeeper must have been squinting or visiting the Kona truck. Mckenna Boyle at right mid is a strong player for the Golden Knights and is heading to Shippensburg next season. Woodbridge has been a surprise team this early season with a record of 2-2, but dropped a pair of 2-1 games to Smyrna and Sussex Academy. Senior twins Parker and Payton Keeler are part of the reason. Smyrna hockey has been rolling with a record of 4-0, having outscored the opposition 24-1. The Moffett sisters Dru (six) and Bree (seven) have combined for 13 goals. Head coach Loveita is their mom. Polytech stung Milford in overtime 3-2 on a goal by Rachel Carey. Sussex Academy came from behind to beat Woodbridge on a fourth-quarter goal by Callie Short and an overtime clincher from Morgan Leeper. 


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