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Cape soccer opens Sept. 6 versus Tower Hill at new Dover High School

Cape offense cooks in 5-0 scrimmage over Stephen Decatur
Sep 04, 2014
Photo by: Dan Cook Cape junior midfielder Drew Mulcahy takes a shot in the scrimmage with Stephen Decatur.

The soccer scrimmage with Stephen Decatur was played in quarters instead of two halves Sept. 2 so the players could rehydrate on one of the hottest and muggiest days of the lingering summer.

"I don't know if this is for the players or for us," said one of the referees as teams left the field after the first period.

Cape dominated the scrimmage, which was unexpected, winning 5-0 and shutting down the Decatur offensive assault in the second half.

"I'm pleased with our preseason and ready to get into the schedule," said first-year Cape coach Jay Jenkins, who coached many of the Cape players as they came up through Henlopen Soccer travel ball teams.

"I have seen just about everyone in the state this preseason and see no reason why we can't play with any team out there. We  are just ready to get started," said Jenkins.

The Vikings open their 2014 schedule Saturday, Sept. 6, with the Hillers of Tower Hill. The game will be played at the new Dover High School on Route 8 in Dover. Admission is $5. Cape will play the Hillers at 2:30 p.m. At  6:30 p.m it will be Sussex Tech battling defending state champion Salesianum.

 

Freshman midfielder Zachary Gelof battles to keep possession from a Seahawks player.
Cape senior Kai Vitella heads in a goal in the scrimmage with the Seahawks. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior forward Zachary Swarbrick keeps possession despite a tackle attempt by a Stephen Decatur defender. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Junior forward Jack Ashby heads the ball away from a Stephen Decatur defender. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior goalkeeper Dan Lewis clears the ball from the box. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Junior defender Tyler Malloy gets major air for a header. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Junior midfielder Drew Mulcahy kips up the ball from a Seahawks player. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Nestor Bermudez clears the ball from the Seahawks' offensive zone via a header. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Brian Trupo speeds the ball upfield. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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