The Cape soccer team fell to Indian River 3-0 in a key Henlopen Conference matchup, the informal Kilby Bowl, Nov. 25 at Legends Stadium, moving the Vikings to 7-4-1 while the Indians are 11-1. The Indians are led by Cape coach Patrick Kilby’s father Steve.
Indian River sophomore Jordan Illian scored the hat trick with assists by Arturo Cruz, Evan Peterson and Willem Lambertson.
The Indians have scored 46 goals on the season while allowing just six by their opponents.
Each team took six shots on goal. Cape keeper Matt Panyko stopped three, while River keeper Bastian Perry stopped all six shots. The game was Indian River’s eighth shutout of the season.
“I thought we played well against IR,” said Cape coach Patrick Kilby. “However, we allowed one player to beat us. Jordan Illian is a fantastic player and he was the deciding factor. I felt as though if we finished our high percentage opportunities it would have been a closer match on the scoreboard. Hats off to IR, as this is always hotly contested game. They showed a high level of class in victory as well as helping Connor Hochrein off the field when he was injured, and following up on him post game to check on his health.”
The Indians move to the Henlopen Conference Championship Monday, Nov. 30, against Milford.
Cape earned the seventh seed in the eight-team Division I state tournament and will play at No. 2 Salesianum Saturday, Dec. 5. No visiting fans will be allowed.