Cape took a 1-0 lead at the four-minute mark and never looked back to earn a 3-1 win over Worcester Prep Sept. 16 in Berlin, Md. The Vikings move to 2-1, while the Mallards fall to 1-3.
“It was nice to get back to our winning ways,” said Cape head coach Patrick Kilby. “We changed the formation and moved some guys around, and this created more fluency in our transition. We still need to play more simply, such as playing the simple pass instead of the big ball.”
Quincy Copeland started the scoring off a throw-in from Luke Johnson. Jair Mancilla added on with an unassisted goal just four minutes later.
Nathan Loucks hit the back of the twine at the 42-minute mark off a pass from Danio Somoza-Lima.
The Mallards got on the scoreboard at 51 minutes on a direct kick from Max Taylor.
The Vikings outshot the Mallards 11-4.
Cape goalies Alan Marin-Quiroz and Forest Dotterer teamed for three saves, while Worcester Prep keeper Spencer Paquette stopped eight scoring attempts.
Still looking for their first shutout, Kilby put a challenge out to his strongest defensive players.
“Since we changed the formation, Connor [Hochrein] and Luke [Johnson] need to build more of an on-field relationship,” he said. “Once we have a strong continuity between the two boys, we will start giving up fewer goals.”
The Vikings were set to play host to the 0-3 Dover squad Thursday, Sept. 19.