Cape striker Gary Hayes is a reckless oppressor of the action on the field, hammered from the same mold as Cape greats Randy Johnson, Hans Billger and Johnny Gaines. Just 58 seconds into the game against Dover Sept. 19, Hayes took a through pass from Eid Nouhra down the right side, closed the green space between himself and Dover’s Humberto Monasterio, and ripped home a low shot. He then jumped high in celebration.
Despite its 0-4 record, Dover is a decent team. They went into dogfight mode the next 59 minutes, but couldn’t crack the code of goalie Alan Marin-Quiroz, who made five miraculous saves to secure Cape’s 1-0 win.
Monasterio made 11 saves for the Senators.
Cape outshot the Senators 12-5 and had a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks.
The Vikings improve to 3-1 on the season and next face Indian River (4-0) at Legends Stadium at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24.