Cape battles the elements and Sussex Academy, improves to 10-1 on the season
LEWES, Del.- With the wind whipping and the rain falling, the Cape Henlopen Vikings defeated Sussex Academy 17-10 to move to 10-1 on the year, 10-0 against in state opponents. The loss drops the Seahawks to 9-1, their first loss of the season.
Winds were gusting up to 21 miles an hour and the rain was beginning to fall as game time came around. The 9-1 Cape Henlopen Vikings were hosting Sussex Academy, who came into the afternoon as the number one ranked team in the state at 9-0 (websites4sports). The Seahawks came out firing, taking a 2-1 lead early in the first half. The rain began to slow and thats where the Vikings started to pick up steam. Cape went on a 4-1 run to take a 5-3 lead prompting a SAS timeout. Out of the timeout, the teams traded punches, the Vikings keeping a two goal lead, 8-6, and with under three minutes to play in the half, Cape exploded for three goals (two with under thirty seconds to play) to take a 11-6 lead at the half.
In the second half, Cape kept the momentum on their side leading by at least three goals and held on for the 17-10 win over previously undefeated Sussex Academy.
Cape Henlopen Stats:
- Emily Monigle: 6 Goals, 1 Assist
- Ella Rishko: 5 Goals, 2 Assists
- Louise Rishko: 2 Goals
- Haley Craig: 1 Goal, 1 Assist
- Carrie Claussius: 1 Goal
- Molly Mendes: 1 Goal, 1 Assist
- Kelly Bragg: 1 Goal
- Riley Keen: 1 Assist
- Destiny Kusen (K): 6 Saves vs 16 Shots
Sussex Academy Stats:
- Madison Leeper: 4 Goals
- Madison Burke: 2 Goals
- Sanne Elling: 1 Goal, 1 Assist
- Shelby Manlove: 1 Goal
- Annabelle Guckes: 1 Goal, 1 Assist
- Jacquelline Thomas: 1 Goal, 1 Assist
- Brighid Loftus: 1 Assist
- Peyton Hagy (K): 14 Saves vs 31 Shots