Cape girls lacrosse captures their 12th straight DIAA state title, Cape boys fall just short of title repeat to Sallies

DOVER, Del.- For the 12th consecutive season, Cape Henlopen girls lacrosse took home the DIAA girls lacrosse state title. The Vikings took down undefeated, number one ranked Tatnall 17-10.

The Vikings came out like they were ready to hoist that 12th trophy. Cape raced out to a 12-3 lead at the break, leading by as many as ten in the first half. Senior Emily Monigle with two goals in the first, paired with a few from Ella Rishko and Kelly Bragg being the difference for the Vikes. In the second half, the Hornets showed why they were undefeated all the regular season. Led by sophomore Kali Clayton and junior Teryn Singer, Tatnall stormed back to cut the lead to just four with ten minutes left to play in regulation and it looked like the Vikings state title streak may be in danger.

After a Vikings timeout to talk it over, Cape slowed down and scored a few insurance goals to seal their 12th straight DIAA state title.

Cape Stats:

  • Kelly Bragg: 3 Goals, 1 Assist
  • Ella Rushko: 2 Goals, 3 Assists
  • Lou Lou Rishko: 2 Goals
  • Emily Monigle: 2 Goals, 2 Assists
  • Lindsay Rambo: 2 Goals
  • Carrie Clausius: 2 Goals
  • Riley Keen: 1 Goal, 1 Assist
  • Molly Mendes: 1 Goal, 1 Assist
  • Alexi Nowakowski: 1 Goal
  • Haley Craig: 1 Goal, 1 Assist
  • Megan Smith: 1 Assist
  • Destiny Kusen: 7 Saves

Tatnall Stats:

  • Kali Clayton: 4 Goals, 1 Assist
  • Teryn Singer: 3 Goals
  • Lydia Colasante: 2 Goals, 1 Assist
  • Katrina Cattermole: 1 Goal

DOVER, Del.- In a rematch of the 2019 DIAA boys lacrosse state title game, defending champion Cape Henlopen fell to Sallies 12-10 despite a 4 goal comeback attempt in the final three minutes. The Vikings finish the season at 10-4 and the No. 5 seed in the DIAA state playoffs.

The Sals were looking for revenge from the 2019 DIAA state title game and they were looking to run away with it early. A 3-1 lead after the fist quarter quickly ballooned to a 6-1 lead for Sallies just four minutes into the second quarter. After a Cape timeout, the Vikings started to make things interesting. Two goals form Jaden Davis and another from Will Bragg cut the lead to three at the break.

In the second half, Cape started to heat up. They quickly cut the lead to just one four minutes into the third and then were able to tie the game up at 7 headed to the fourth. After an 8-8 tie, the Sals took control of the momentum. A 4-0 Sallies run in the first eight minutes of the fourth gave them the 12-8 lead with just 3:35 left to play. After a Cape timeout, the Vikings looked like they had new life. They’d net two goals in the next minute and a half to cut the lead to just two with 1:59 to play prompting a Sallies timeout. Coming out of the timeout, Cape seemed to have lost all of their momentum and just couldn’t find the back of the net again as they fell to Sallies 12-10.

Cape Stats:

  • Jaden Davis: 3 Goals
  • Hank D’Ambrogi: 2 Goals
  • Will Bragg: 1 Goals
  • Gabe Best: 1 Goal, 3 Assists
  • Michael Frederick: 1 Goal, 1 Assist
  • Blake Gipko: 1 Goal
  • Jacob Schell: 1 Goal
  • Luke Burton: 1 Assist
  • Michael Sposato (GK): 7 Saves
  • Carson Kammerer (GK): 1 Save


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