Cape Gazette

Cape lacrosse beats Delmar 17-2 for Henlopen Conference crown

Vikings host Brandywine May 21 to open tournament
By Dave Frederick | May 20, 2014
Photo by: Dan Cook Cape senior Blake Mann scores one of his three goals in the 17-2 win over the Wildcats.

The first north versus south Henlopen Conference Championship game for boys' lacrosse was contested May 17 at Cape’s Legends Stadium. Earlier in the day, the entire sports schedule had been washed away.

“We are playing anything short of lightning," Cape athletic director Bob Cilento said earlier in the day. "Both teams want to clear the game off the decks.”

Cape swabbed the decks and tossed the furniture overboard in the first period, jumping out to a 6-0 lead against a physical and fast Delmar team that brought half the population from Wildcat Country with them.

Cape moored at the docks where the big boats float with a 17-2 victory and started to get ready for the upcoming DIAA tournament.

The Vikings, who improved to 12-3, are the No. 2 seed and will open at home Wednesday, May 21, versus Brandywine.

If Cape wins, the Vikings will host the winner of Archmere and Caravel on Saturday, May 24.

Delmar dropped to 11-3 and opens tournament play at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 20, hosting Middletown.

Scoring for Cape against Delmar were Luke Benson 5, Michael Hopkins 3, Blake Mann 3, Todd Keen 2, Jeb Monigle and Hank Coveleski.

Assists came from Benson 2, Hopkins 2, Mann 2, Monigle, Lopez  and Ott.

Delmar goals were shared by Hunter Gillmore and Ernest Leatherbury.

Cape senior Todd Keen shoots on goal in the Vikings' win. He scored twice in the game. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Kyle Orton passes to down low to Blake Mann. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior Hunter Dailey wins a face-off. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Luke Benson scores one of his five goals on the night. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape attack Michael Hopkins shoots on goal. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Jeb Monigle shoots and scores. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Luke Benson passes out of a crowd. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape defender Thomas Ott wins a face-off. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Blake Mann gets a hit after scoring a goal. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Todd Keen shoots on the Delmar goal. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Todd Keen pulls the trigger. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sophomore Sean Lally makes a pass to the crease. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Thomas Ott and Blake Mann congratulate each other on a scoring play. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape defender Austin MacCoy clears the ball from the Vikings' defensive zone. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Jeb Monigle dodges past Delmar's Colby Cambron. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Senior middie Justin Lopez rolls away from a Delmar defender. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape defender Aaron Mattioni wins a ground ball. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
The 2014 Henlopen Conference Champions are in back (l-r) Erik-Stephane Stancofski, Craig Fanto, William Clampitt, Cory Kreis, Austin MacCoy, Nicholas Conrad, Brent Reed, Toby Fleming, Matt Kane, James Ashby, Jeb Monigle, Michael Hopkins, Luke Benson, A.J. Marshall, Juan Saez, Hank Coveleski, Charlie Burton, Chris Argo, Garrett Becker, James Katurakes and Steve Collins; in front are Justin Lopez, Sean Lally, Aaron Mattioni, Kyle Orton, Blake Mann, Grant Gillan, Christian Prestipino, Todd Keen, Hunter Dailey, Thomas Ott and Christopher DePrince-Levis. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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