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Cape lacrosse boys beat Archmere 17-6, move to semifinal round

Vikings will play Saint Mark's May 28
By Dave Frederick | May 24, 2014
Photo by: Dan Cook Cape senior attack Luke Benson makes a diving shot and scores one of his three goals in the Vikings' 17-5 win over the Auks.

The Cape lacrosse team cranked out a complete game May  24 at Legends Stadium in the quarterfinal round of the DIAA boys' lacrosse tournament, running a good Archmere team out the house 17-5.

“Fourteen of our 17 goals were by assists,” said offensive coach Mark D' Ambrogi. “We did most of our damage in unsettled situations in the transition game."

Unlike an earlier meeting this season that was tied at the half and won by Cape 13-10, Saturday’s game had little drama.

Cape put together a 12-2 run in the middle period to eliminate all doubt and to start the running clock with a 14-3 advantage.

“Grant  [Gillan] was just unbelievable in the game and so was Thomas [Ott] on the draw and on defense. Archmere is a very dangerous team. They show up and play hard,“ said head coach Jack Lingo.

Cape was paced in scoring by Blake Mann 6, Luke Benson 3, Todd Keen 2, and Michael Hopkins 2; Matt Lally, Tom Ott, Justin Lopez and A.J. Marshall each had singles. Assists were Keen 4, Benson 4, Ott 2, Mann, Hopkins, Lopez and Monigle.

Archmere goals were scored by Ryan Beatson 2, Robert Baxter, Colin Duffy and Adam Revak.

Cape outshot the Auks 39-31. Gillan was credited with 16 saves. Aaron Allender and Jake Mottola combined for 9 saves for Archmere.

The semifinals are scheduled for Wednesday, May 28, place and time to be announced.

Blake Mann puts a move on Archmere goalie Aaron Allender and scores one of his six goals in the contest. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape midfielder Todd Keen makes a diving play on a ball on the sideline. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Senior FOGO Hunter Dailey wins a face-off against Archmere's Christian Conaty. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior goalie Grant Gillan stuffs Archmere attack Colin Duffy. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Midfielder Christian Prestipino plays close defense on an Auks middie. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape attack Michael Hopkins shoots and scores out of a crowd of Auks defenders. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Vikings midfielder Kyle Orton dodges Auks midfielder Hunter Hedinger. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape sophomore middie Sean Lally shoots and scores. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape FOGO Hunter Dailey wins a face-off. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
The Cape sideline watches intently as defender Thomas Ott clears the ball from the Archmere offensive zone. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Todd Keen is congratulated after a goal by teammates Blake Mann and Justin Lopez. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Protect this house! Goalie Grant Gillan gets assistance from his defense. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Hunter Dailey draws a flock of Auks. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Middie Todd Keen puts on the brakes. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Cape's Blake Mann rings the bell for one of his six goals, all set up by assists from his teammates. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Michael Hopkins scores from in close. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Hunter Dailey wins a face-off. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Luke Benson scores on a crank shot. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
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