Cape soccer lost to nationally ranked Salesianum 2-0 Oct. 24 at Legends Stadium. Marko Duey scored at the 31-minute mark of the first half, while an Ethan Hinds header at 55 minutes sealed the deal for the Sals.
Matt Panyko, protected by a stalwart backline defense, had 11 saves for the Vikings.
Sam Donnelly of Sallies was pressed into making three saves.
Going back to the 70-minute mark of the Lake Forest game, the Vikings haven’t scored in 170 running clock minutes of nearly three hours of soccer.
Coach Patrick Kilby said, “Our guys are very tough and tired, having played three games in five days. Two of those three matchups consisted of last year’s Division 1 state championship game: Caesar Rodney and Salesianum. With that being said, I feel as though we controlled the flow of play in the CR match, but made pivotal mistakes that cost us the game, mixed with us not finishing our high percentage opportunities. In the matchup versus Sallies, I was super pleased with our ability to respond and compete against a nationally ranked program. We were on our heels for most of the game, but we had moments of creativity and toughness. The growth we made in a span of two games will propel us into our Sussex Academy matchup on Tuesday night. They are a team we know very well. I’m excited to see what Tuesday night brings.”