The Cape girls’ lacrosse team opened the home season at Champions Stadium March 29 by running the clock on Polytech in a 20-1 after surging to a 14-0 halftime lead.
Cape is on the front end of a stretch of three games in four days, finishing with Indian River Friday, March 31, then Parkside Saturday, April 1.
Cape then moves into a travel week of formidable foes, playing at Sussex Academy at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, before traveling to Annapolis Saturday, April 8, for a 12:30 p.m. game versus Broadneck.
“This is a different Cape team from last year,” said coach Lindsey Underwood, who has been at the helm for the last five state championships in a string of 13 in a row. “We have players coming off of injury and new players in the starting lineup, and still we are a deep team. We didn’t hesitate to use a lot of players in our 13-12 win at Queen Anne’s.”
Scoring goals for the Vikings were Claire Lopez with four, Avary Miller and Carrie Clausius with three each, Lexi Nowakowski with two and single goals from Olivia Burkentine, Addy Basile, Lindsay D’Ambrogi, Lexi Truitt, Macy Steinwedel, Lulu Rishko, Anna Sullivan and defender Montana Jones on a coast-to-coach electric goal.
Cape assists were Lopez with three and Clausius and Jones with one apiece.
Madison Todd scored for the Panthers.
Anna Lopez had two saves for Cape, while Emily Lettier had three saves for the Panthers.
Cape’s midfield depth and backline defenders will be pressed into prime-time performances in the upcoming games. That group features Grace Wiggins, Landon Diehl, Megan Smith, Mackinzie Brown, Grace Totten, Lina Frederick, Sullivan, Steinwedel, Allison Head, Basile, Burkentine, Hannah Abel and Kathryn Wyshock. Mikaylah Lindsay, a Division I commit to Winthrop, is the back up goalie.
Cape boys topple Poly
The Cape boys’ lacrosse team ran out to a 19-0 halftime lead at Polytech, then coasted home to a 22-0 victory. Cape next faces two tough road games, playing at Archmere at noon, Saturday, April 1, before locking up with LaSalle College High School at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday April 4, at Washington College.
Scoring for Cape against the Panthers were Joe Coveleski, Luke Burton, Brexton Carter, Evan Burris, Anderson Smith and Thomas Gibbs each with two goals. Single goals were scored by Jack Schell, Cody Trivits, Mack Leonhartt, John Huss, Andrew Wolak, Kimwuan Gibbs, Tajear Freeman, Leo Hunsberger, Brady Mauro and Lucas Stevenson.