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Cape soccer performs well in play day

Two games, two wins for Vikings
March 12, 2019

The Cape girls’ soccer team hosted an eight-team play day March 8 in Legends Stadium and Champions Stadium. Teams playing in the event were Cape, Brandywine, Middletown, Delmarva Christian, Sussex Central, Sussex Tech, Sanford and William Penn. The teams played two 40-minute halves. The Vikings scrimmaged Middletown and Delmarva Christian.

“We’re very pleased with our ability step on the field and compete at a high level,” said Cape coach Patrick Kilby. “We beat Middletown, which is a premier program in Division I.”

The Vikings’ coach had kudos for numerous members of his squad.

“I feel very confident in Madison Nichols’ ability to hold down the goal until Lucy Siranides is healthy,” he said. “The Swontek sisters [Lindsey and Madalyn] along with Claire Rasin look to be a very solid central midfield. They will be a force to be reckoned with. Darby Klopp and Leah Marsh are replacing Brayden Fannin and Colleen Donohoe as center backs. Tonight, they worked through some difficulties, but they seem to have the collaborative tools and athletic ability to hold down our back line.”

The Lady Vikings defeated Middletown in the afternoon game, then outscored Delmarva Christian in the nightcap.

“Winning both games tonight really put us in a good spot to continue to grow, but also start off in a positive mind-set,” Kilby said.

The Vikings will travel to Archmere Saturday, March 16, for a scrimmage with the Auks.