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Cape girls' lax handles Caesar Rodney 20-6, moves to semis to face Ursuline

Cape plays Raiders at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 20 at Dover
By Dave Frederick | May 19, 2014
Photo by: Dan Cook Cape senior Kat Judge scores one of her three goals in the Vikings' 20-6 win over the Riders in the first round of the DIAA state tournament.

Cape girls' lacrosse didn’t win five straight state championships by losing focus or not having a plan. On May 17 at Champions Stadium, the Vikings played the 7 p.m. game, the last of four on a crazy opening-round day that earlier saw Archmere survive a seven-goal comeback by Tower Hill to win 13-12; Caravel relinquish a five-goal, second-half lead, then lose to Ursuline in overtime 18-17; and Polytech drop a home game to Charter 13-9.

“Forget the game earlier; this is the second season and a whole new game," coach P.J. Kesmodel told his team as they took the field

Cape responded by playing everyone while mostly resting some key performers including draw specialist Karalyn Joseph, who is rehabbing a tender ankle.

Cape won the game 20-6 as junior Sarah Tappan scored her 100th goal. The Vikings will play Ursuline at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 20, at Dover in a semifinal game. Cape beat the Raiders on the road just last week 17-4.

“I have always said the semifinals is the toughest game,” Kesmodel said. "We beat Saint Mark’s 9-8 in 2009 and Tower Hill 9-8 in 2010. Once you reach the final, you just go out and play and enjoy the experience.”

Cape outshot Caesar Rodney 36-17 as both goalies had good games. CR's Kaitlyn Longest had 6 saves and Cape's Sam Broadhurst had 7.

Cape’s goal scorers were Allie Yeager 4, Sarah Tappan 4, Kat Judge 3, Jordan Brown 2, Lizzie Frederick 2, and single goals from Karissa Lemaire, Korrine Lemaire, Alison Palmer, Tess Bernheimer and Lexi Woodruff.

Cape assists were Allie Yeager 2, Lizzie Frederick 2, Kat Judge, Sarah Tappan, Jordan Brown and Lexi Woodruff.

Caesar Rodney goals came from Kourtney Olsen and Delaney Steele each with 2 and Abigail Wearden and Jenna Rigby. Olsen had 2 assists and Steele had 1.

Cape's Riley Wagner dodges around Caesar Rodney midfielder Megan Webb. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior Allie Yeager shoots past Riders defender Kylie Applegate. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape attack Jordan Brown goes to the goal past Riders defender Madeleine Card. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Amanda Smith clears the ball out of the Vikings' defensive zone. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jordan Brown shoots under the stick of CR goalie Kaitlyn Longest. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Alexa Woodruff shoots and scores. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape midfielder Lizzie Frederick sets up an offensive play from the sideline. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Lizzie Frederick and Kat Judge hug after teaming up to score a Vikings goal. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Lizzie Frederick gets fouled by Caesar Rodney's Megan Webb. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape defender Karissa Lemaire moves the ball upfield past Riders defender Kylie Applegate. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Alexa Woodruff looks to go to goal. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior Kat Judge puts the move on the Caesar Rodney goalie. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Allie Yeager sets up a play. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cailey Thornburg clears the ball into the midfield. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape junior defender Taylor Gooch clears the ball into the Vikings' offensive zone. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sarah Tappan shoots and scores. She scored her 100th goal in the contest. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Kat Judge pulls out the ball to set up a play. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Lizzie Frederick gets a pass to the crease. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Alison Palmer passes down low to Allie Yeager. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Allie Yeager goes to goal. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Taylor Gooch plays close defense. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape defenders Lindsey Voss, left, and Amanda Smith close on Riders midfielder Kourtney Olsen before she gets on the cage with goalie Sam Broadhurst. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape defender Maggie Delp plays close defense on Caesar Rodney's Delaney Steele. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Freshman Korinne Lemaire goes to the goal. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape sophomore Tess Bernheimer shoots and scores. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape freshman Kaitlyn Klabe,left, congratulates teammate Korinne Lemaire on her goal. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape coach P.J. Kesmodel speaks with his team after the 20-6 win over the Riders. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
The Cape girls' lacrosse team poses after playing their last game of the season at home. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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