The Cape soccer team moved to 8-2 on the season with a 4-1 victory over Seaford on Senior Night Oct. 12 at Legends Stadium.
It took 21 minutes, but freshman Trent Kauffman headed in a corner from Aldo Hernandez-Becerra to get Cape on the scoreboard. Niko Panyko followed with a score at the 25-minute mark from Gannon Burris.
Seaford’s Isaias Morales Vidari netted a goal at the 28-minute mark from Carlos Rodriguez Lopez.
Panyko scored his second goal at 37 minutes from Hernandez-Becerra to end the first half.
After halftime, Hernandez-Becerra tallied a goal off a pass from Alex Shives at 78 minutes.
Cape outshot the Jays 9-8 and held an 8-5 advantage in penalty corners.
“We are very excited to get the win,” said Cape coach Patrick Kilby. “Seaford proved to be a strong opponent, probably one of the stronger Seaford teams we have seen in a while. It was a great team win. I was super excited about Dalson Case’s play in goal. Our reserves played very well. Alex and Dan Shives came into the game and brought a jolt of energy to the team. Sawyer Dotterer and Tiarnan Hefferan won a lot of 50/50 balls in the middle and back third for us. Aldo and Nick continue to produce in the attacking third.”
The Vikings honored their five seniors in a pregame ceremony. Dalson Case, Ethan Shuttleworth, Austin Rhue, Nick Schweitzer and Tiarnan Hefferan were introduced with their family members in attendance.
The Vikings travel to Milford Thursday, Oct. 14, to play the 6-4 Bucs.