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Henlopen alums shine at CAC championship in Salisbury

Cape represented with two players in game
November 11, 2019

The No. 3 Salisbury University field hockey squad won its 22nd Capital Athletic Conference Championship Nov. 9, squeaking out a 2-1 victory over 13th-ranked Christopher Newport University at Sea Gull Stadium in Salisbury.

Polytech graduate Camryn Dennis put the Gulls on the scoreboard in the 10th minute of the game with a return shot off a save by CNU keeper Olivia Davis.

CNU tied the game at the 36th minute of the contest when Nyla Lewis took a pass from Courtney Fiest and put it past Gulls goalie Dom Farrace.

Salisbury’s Arielle Johnston scored the game-winner in the 56th minute. She was also named the CAC Tournament MVP.

Cape 2019 graduate Marcella Sabbagh started and played the entire game for the Captains. She was key in knocking down and blocking a barrage of shots off 14 penalty corners from the Gulls. She received second team All-ACC honors this season.

“I felt honored to make it to the CAC Championship,” said Sabbagh. “My team and I worked really hard during the season and off-season to make this moment happen. I am really happy I was able to experience this, and I can’t wait for what’s to come.”

Cape 2019 grad Maci Long plays as a midfielder for Salisbury.

“It’s amazing being part of a team that is so close,” said Long. “We are constantly working hard each and every day. I have definitely grown as a player this past year, and have learned so much from my coach and teammates. I’m proud to be a part of the Salisbury family and excited to move on to the NCAA tournament.”