Delmar field hockey played it forward against Cape on their home field Sept. 24, except when they played it sideways.
The Wildcats used a relentless offensive assault to shut out Cape 4-0 with a pair of goals in each half, outshooting the Vikings 17-1 with an incredible 18-1 advantage in penalty corners.
Marlee Geppert made 10 saves in the game, while Kelly Davis of Delmar was forced to make a real-deal save on a rocket by Cami Smith early in the second half.
Josie Holloman scored off a corner at 28:17 of the first half, as the Vikings’ 21-game shutout streak was quickly over.
Ella Shockley scored at 7:12 off an assist from Logan Walls to make the score 2-0.
Cape worked hard in the middle of the field with Reagan Ciabattoni and Ella Rishko battling the entire game, while in the back, Anna Stancofski lived up to her beast mode profile.
Morgan Bradford scored for Delmar off an assist from Morgan Fletcher at 19:17, then at 7:32 Shockley scored her second goal on an assist from Maci Bradford.
The Henlopen Conference is split into North and South this season with the two divisional winners meeting in a conference championship game at the end of the season. Playing it forward, there is a chance Delmar and Cape will meet again.
Delmar last lost a hockey game Oct. 22, 2016, falling to Cape 1-0 on a second half goal by Amanda Sponaugle. The Wildcats currently have a 48-game winning streak.
Holloman was asked about the streak, rivalries and those dark glasses worn by all the Delmar players.
“We focus every day on Delmar,” she said. “A few years ago, I took two players on a recruiting trip. The college coach talked to us about focusing on ourselves and never the opponent, and the rest will take of itself. And so far, that has worked. So I guess you could say those glasses keep our focus on us.”