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Cape hosts Delmarva/Mid-Atlantic Women's Lacrosse Play Day

Five teams ranked in top 25 nationally
By Dave Frederick | Mar 17, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook Cape freshman Lizzie Frederick sets up an offensive play in the scrimmage with Mount Hebron.

The Delmarva/Mid-Atlantic Lacrosse Play Day held March 16 on Cape’s two turf fields was a raging success featuring high-level competition and no rain in spite of a 70 percent prediction number.

Five of the top 25 rated teams in the country for 2013 were among the eight teams playing including, in order of ranking, Georgetown Visitation 4, Moorestown 7, Maryvale 9, Severna Park 20 and Mount Hebron 22.

The three non-rated teams included Queen Anne’s, Downingtown East and Cape Henlopen.

Further preseason rating systems indicate that Georgetown Visitation 3, Moorestowen 4 and Marydale 5 were all rated in the top 5 in the Mid Atlantic region by Lacrosse Magazine.

“Scores were kept, but they shouldn’t be published because it was a play day," Cape coach P.J. Kesmodel said after a six-hour day that saw teams each play three games. “I think we may be the weakest team here,” he said with a smile.

Cape got lit up in its first scrimmage against Mt. Hebron, getting down 5-0 at the half (wait, was that a score?) but the Vikings got back to respectability in the second half, and it was possible that Hebron - Kesmodel’s former school - called off the dogs.

Cape took care of Downingtown East in the Vikings' second scrimmage and players felt better about themselves but had to face Georgetown Visitation in the final game. Visitation had torched a very good Queen Anne’s team in the second game after Queen Anne’s tied powerhouse Moorestown.

“I think we’ll start in 'spread yellow' [Cape’s celebrated delay game] against Visitation," Kesmodel said before the game.

That game proved to be the best of the day as Cape went back and forth with the heavily favored Tigers behind seniors Sara Young and Anna Frederick, along with sophomores Lexi Woodruff and Sarah Tappan, juniors Ali Yeager and Kat Judge and the goaltending of Samantha Broadhurst before winning by a single goal from an unlikely hero, Karissa LeMaire, a junior who just last week was playing defense.

Cape will open the regular season at home Saturday, March 23, hosting Holy Cross of Maryland. Lacrosse Magazine cites that game as one to watch in March:  “The defending WCAC champions [Holy Cross] take on the four-time defending Delaware champions in a game that could help either team earn a spot in the Top 25.  A win wouldn't necessarily get them in now, but it would go a long way into earning them consideration.”

Cape junior Karissa Lemaire shoots and scores in the scrimmage with Mount Hebron. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Allie Yeager takes a bounce shot in the Delmarva/Mid-Atlantic Play Day scrimmage with Georgetown Visitation. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape junior Karalyn Joseph shoots and scores in the scrimmage with Mount Hebron. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Senior Sara Young dodges around the Mount Hebron goal. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape sophomore Alexa Woodruff powers to the goal in the scrimmage with Georgetown Visitation. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Senior Anna Frederick shoots and scores in the scrimmage with Georgetown Visitation. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape junior Allie Yeager is knocked to the turf with an illegal check from a Georgetown Visitation defender. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Senior Sara Young wins a draw. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape sophomore Sarah Tappan dodges, shoots and scores. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape sophomore Taylor Gooch clears the ball from the Vikings' defensive zone. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape sophomore Jordan Brown battles for a loose ball with a Mount Hebron defender. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
A Visitation midfielder can't get through the block of Jordan Brown and Kat Judge. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Senior Anna Frederick splits two Visitation defenders. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape sophomore Jordan Brown is cross checked by  Visitation's Megan Gray. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Junior midfielder Riley Wagner carries the ball into the Vikings' offensive zone. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Alexa Woodruff sprints the ball into the Vikings' offensive zone. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Allie Yeager, right, battles for a loose ball with a Mount Hebron defender. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jordan Brown dodges into the arc past a Mount Hebron defender. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape defender Lindsey Voss clears the ball from the defensive zone. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Vikings goalie Sam Broadhurst stops a shot from Visitation senior Tess McEvoy. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape sophomore Coryn Cannon plays tough defense on a Downingtown East midfielder. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Vikings freshman Lizzie Frederick sets up to play defense on a Downingtown attacker. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Kat Judge scoops up a ground ball. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape defender Amanda Smith grabs a ground ball in the scrimmage with Downingtown East. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Karalyn Joseph, right, plays close defense on a Downingtown East midfielder. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Kat Judge looks to go to the goal. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape goalie Sam Broadhurst prepares to make a save. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior Anna Frederick looks to pass to the crease. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape coach P.J. Kesmodel walks the sideline in the game with his former team, Mount Hebron. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior Anna Frederick flips an underhand pass, splitting two Mount Hebron defenders. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Moorestown High School's Margaret Nissen shoots and scores past a Severna Park defender. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Moorestown High School's Marie McCool dodges past a Severna Park defender. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Moorestown High School's Melanie Becker gets sandwiched between two Severna Park defenders. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Visitation's Kelly Myers shoots and scores on the Severna Park goalie. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Maryvale Prep's Sydney Hesselbein shoots and scores on a Moorestown goalie. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Maryvale Prep's Miranda Ibello shoots low and scores. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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