Cape Gazette

Cape girls' lacrosse loses at Queen Anne's 11-9

Cape win streak ends at 40 as Vikings focus on state tournament
By Dave Frederick | May 06, 2013
Photo by: Dave Frederick The ball is up for grabs. Lions and Vikings are locked in the battle of Delmarva's unbeaten teams.

A titanic battle went down May 4 between Delmarva’s two premier girls' lacrosse teams, both undefeated, featuring Cape Henlopen at Queen Anne’s County High School in Centreville, Md. The game was won by the Lions 11-9, ending Cape’s streak of 40 straight wins.

"They are a very good team with 12 seniors and seven Division I players who beat Mt. Hebron in the semifinals then lost in the public school state championship final last year to Century," said Coach P.J. Kesmodel. Cape lost for the first time since an April 9, 2011, 16-12 loss at the Severn School.

The game was played on a clumpy grass and dirt field, and no doubt the Vikings had trouble picking up ground balls.  But the girls had the most trouble with senior goalie Gabby Antonelli, who had 14 saves while facing an onslaught of 33 shots.

“We played hard and did some things very well, but shooting wasn’t one of them," Kesmodel said. “And they are a very good team; you just have to cash in on opportunities if you expect to beat them.”

The Lions generated 21 shots on Cape goalie Sam Broadhurst, who had 6 saves on the day.

Cape was paced in scoring by Anna Frederick 3, Sara Young 2, Karalyn Joseph 2, and single goals from Allie Yeager and Jordan Brown. Frederick and Yeager each had an assist.

Queen Anne’s was led by Kallie German 4, Mollie Stevens 3, Ali Moulis 2, Taylor Blick 1 and Anna O’Donnell 1.

Cape, 11-1, has three regular-season games remaining: away at Caesar Rodney Wednesday, May 8, followed by 7 p.m. home games Friday, May 10, versus Tower Hill and Wednesday, May 15, versus Sussex Tech

On May 2 Cape traveled to once-beaten Charter in Wilmington and beat the Force 19-6.  Allie Yeager and Jordan Brown each scored 4 followed by Anna Frederick 3, Sara Young and Karalyn Joseph 2, and single goals by Lexi Woodruff, Sarah Tappan, Riley Wagner and Karissa Lemaire.

Charter goals were scored by Morgan Laney 2, Alexandra Mash 2, Josephine Nixon 1 and Jordan Wood 1.

Taylor Blick, left, and Kat Judge hit the turf as the ref gets ready to draw a yellow card. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Cape's Taylor Gooch, on left of trio, and Riley Wagner battle Florida-bound Mollie Stevens. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Anna Frederick, Cape's leading scorer with 194 career goals, is whacked at on the way to the goal. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
The Lions set up their offense. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
All players look into the net but the ball misses the cage. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Sarah Tappan gets a good look but bangs a shot off the pipe. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Jordan Brown shoots just over the top of the cage. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Cape defender Lindsay Voss checks the ball from No. 12 Hanna Scott. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Cape midfielders Riley Wagner, left, and Lizzie Frederick lock in on a loose ball. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Cape players Karalyn Joseph, left, and  Caryn Cannon track a loose ball in the Charter game. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
The field needs rain; the good news is all Charter's remaining games are away. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Anna Frederick, center, attracts attention. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Taylor Gooch clears the ball against Charter. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Allie Yeager goes into Beast Mode scoring one of her four goals. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
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