Cape Gazette

Cape lacrosse connection at the Crown Center on Sundays

35 Cape Region girls play indoor lacrosse
By Dave Frederick | Jan 13, 2013
Photo by: Dave Frederick Maggie Delp, No. 7, has tossed off the goalie mask and is playing in open space. She jumps and scores a goal from an improbable angle.

The Crown Center in Fruitland, Md., just south of the city of Salisbury on Route 13, is the venue for indoor lacrosse on Sundays for high school athletes. The place used to be a roller rink; it has that kind of feel to it. It offers a snack bar and modernized bathrooms, and the fields are turf.  Each field has its own electronic scoreboard.

Two of the three arenas are rimmed with plexiglass, giving them an NHL ice rink look. Balls that bounce off the boards are live and the game is definitely more physical. The games are 6-on-6 in addition to the goalie. Games are 22:50 halves, running clock. They are high scoring and there are no face-offs or draws. The goalie takes a scored goal out of her net and moves it up the field.

There are three, more or less, grade-level teams in the league and local girls, more or less, from Cape Henlopen play two games every other Sunday over a six-week period. The athletes are mostly from Delaware and Maryland.

Coaches are volunteers; most are parents of players.

Karalyn Joseph, a junior, scores in the first half against Skylar Seigfried of Stephen Decatur. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Kat Judge scores off her left hand. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Anna Frederick works on her array of shots at the Crown Center. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Sam Broadhurst  gets a workout in the goal. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Sara Young bounces a shot on goal which is saved by Skylar Siegfried. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Riley Wagner scores off her left hand. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Lindsay Voss comes up from defense and scores. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Allie Yeager can finish in lacrosse and field hockey. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
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