Cape improves to 10-1 with wins over Milford and Padua

Vikings face Dover and Woodbridge this week
October 17, 2022

Cape field hockey rolled to a pair of road victories over three days, winning 6-0 at Milford Oct. 13, then following that with an 8-0 pounding of the Pandas of Padua Oct. 15 at Rullo Stadium on the campus of the University of Delaware.

The combined stat line is 14-0 with a 49-2 shots-on-goal advantage and a 20-4 crooked number in penalty corners. 

Cape improved to 10-1 on the season, with all wins by shutout. 

Milford and Padua are both Division I teams with a combined record of 7-12-1. 

Cape established dominance against Milford and Padua, leading both teams 5-0 at halftime.

Cape goal scorers against Milford were Hannah Maney and Addy Basile with two each, and Lexi Nowakowski and Avary Miller with one apiece. Grace Wiggins and Devon DeGregory recorded assists. 

Cape goal scorers versus Padua were Wiggins with three, Lulu Rishko with two and single goals from Basile, Alysa McCarthy and MacKinzie Brown. 

Morgan Newcomb recorded her ninth and 10th shutouts of the season. 

Cape has four home games remaining in the regular season, beginning with Dover at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, then at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, hosting the Woodbridge Blue Raiders on Youth Night. 

Coach Kate Austin said: “Lake [Oct. 11] was the best game we played last week from start to finish, and all subs coming off the bench played really well. There were some really pretty ball patterns and sequences against Padua, and I think offensively they’re starting to hit their stride in moving the defense. Hannah is incredible and so fast with and without the ball, and Grace Wiggins played her best game of the season. So smart in the runs she’s making and getting herself into really good space and creating great scoring opportunities. This week will be a test with Dover and Woodbridge and all the Homecoming things going on.”

Blue chair quips - Smyrna beat unbeaten Archmere 3-0 in the Turf Bowl at the University of Delaware. Sussex Academy beat Dover 10-0. Tatnall remained unbeaten with a 1-0 win over Tower Hill. Top teams in Division I are Cape 10-1, Smyrna 10-1, Charter School of Wilmington 8-1 and Caesar Rodney 7-3. Top teams in Division II are Delmar 12-0, Tatnall 11-0, Archmere 10-1, Wilmington Friends 8-2 and Woodbridge 7-2. Woodbridge is the surprise team of the season with its two losses coming to Smyrna 2-1 and Sussex Academy 2-1.   



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