Cape hockey wobbles but gets it together in 4-0 win over Woodbridge
The field hockey world wobbled Oct. 2 at Cape as an unsettled sky and heavy, humid air created a certain weirdness on the turf field. Visiting Woodbridge took heavily favored Cape Henlopen into a halftime scoreless tie. Freshman Woodbridge goalie Altia Anderson was lights out while Cape goalie Katie Kolobielski could have taken a nap inside her helmet.
The Blue Raiders didn’t act surprised or glad with the tie at break time.
The Vikings had 19 shots and 9 corners but no goals at halftime, yet still had a confident swagger about them. “This team has started slow all season, but they are confident and never seem worried," said Cape assistant Debbie Windett.
With the start of the second half everything quickly changed. "Cam! Cam!" - like "Bam! Bam!" sounded on the field with quick scores 79 seconds apart as midfielder Camryn Bernheimer took a pass from Sara Young, scored at 24:57, and rang the bell again at 23:38 on an assist from Anna Frederick. Frederick later teed up a ball for Izzie Delario off a corner, and the senior didn’t miss scoring Cape's third unanswered goal at the 20-minute mark.
The Vikings' final goal was scored by Amanda Smith, who got behind goalie Anderson, and scored her first varsity goal with 5:45 left in the game.
The Vikings put 35 shots on goal, and Altia Anderson was credited with 19 saves.
Cape was set to travel to winless Sussex Central Thursday, Oct. 4 before hosting 2-7 Indian River Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Corners: Cape will travel as a team to the University of Delaware Friday, Oct. 5, to watch the Northeastern at Delaware game. The Huskies of Northeastern, 9-2 on the season, have Caroline Judge and Kaci Coveleski on the team. Delaware, with Jacki Coveleski and Hannah Pepper on the squad and Rebecca Pepper on medical red shirt, are currently 4-9, but they are a quality team playing a brutal schedule. The Cape team, dressed in tie-dyed shirts, raised $1,200 Sept. 25 for the American Heart Association in the name of Cape teacher Kevin Lemaire, who passed away last summer from heart disease. Kevin’s daughter Karissa is a starting defender on the Cape team. Tower Hill field hockey was upset by Tatnall Tuesday 4-3 as both teams entered the game undefeated.