Cape Henlopen ends Salesianum’s run as boys lacrosse champs; wins first title since ’14
CAMDEN, Del.- For the first time since 2014, two things have happened; Salesianum is not your Delaware boys lacrosse champion, and Cape Henlopen is.
On Thursday, Cape ended the Sallies reign over the first state with a 12-10 win in the state championship game. Salesianum jumped out to the early lead, but Cape would quickly go ahead going up 4-3 at halftime behind a Gabe Best goal 0.9 seconds left in the half.
Out of the locker room, the Vikings dominated the third quarter, going on a 4-0 run behind goals from Greg Boyce, Luke D’Ambrogi and Adem Tekman. Down 8-3, Sallies would fight back into the game, scoring three goals in less than two minutes making it an 8-6 game with 9:17 remaining in the game.
Cape, who won this match up back in April, answered the call every time they were tested. The Vikings would get a quick pair of goals from James Heid and D’Ambrogi to push the lead to 10-6, but Sallies’ Logan Falconetti and Chris Wong each scored in a 17-second span to once again make it a two-goal game with 5:48 remaining.
After another pair of goals from the Vikings, Sallies found themselves down 12-8. The four-time defending champs would make one last push with two goals in the final minutes, but time would run out on their last effort.
Leading the way for Cape Henlopen, Jack Dennis scored three goals while dishing out two assists and Luke D’Ambrogi scored once and collected five assists.
On the other side for Sallies, Chris Wong notched a hat trick and Logan Falconetti scored twice while dishing out two assists.