Cape Gazette

Cape soccer scrimmages at Polytech, gets ready for opener

By Dave Frederick | Sep 02, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook Miguel Merino-Sanchez takes a shot on goal in the scrimmage with Middletown.

The Cape Henlopen soccer team traveled to Polytech Aug. 30 to scrimmage Polytech, Caesar Rodney and Middletown to get the team set for the opening game with Tower Hill Saturday, Sept. 7, at Dover High School in the DAAD Tournament. Play starts at 2:30 p.m.

Tower Hill was 5-9-1 last year but the record is deceiving, based on the Hillers' strength of schedule. Coach Gary Montalto, now entering his third year at Cape, didn't win close to 600 games in New York by taking anyone lightly.

Cape will head into the season with recently named tri-captains Griffin Kammerer, Max Euler and Conor Donahoe providing team leadership.

The play day results which don't amount to a hill of beans according to Montalto were Cape 1-0 over Caesar Rodney and 1-0 over Polytech and Middletown over Cape 2-0.

"We played our reserves the last 15 minutes against Middletown, while CR had a mixed and matched lineup on the field against us," Montalto said. "But overall, the scrimmages have been very useful. I have a much better grasp of a rank order of players."

Cape captain Max Euler, left, battles for possession with a Middletown defender. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Elliott Young controls plays in the midfield. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Drew Mulcahy looks to pass to a teammate. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jack Norwood traps a ball. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Kai Vitella goes after a high ball. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Miguel Merino-Sanchez, left, battles for a loose ball with a Middletown defender. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape junior Nester Bermudez moves the ball upfield. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Tyler Malloy, right, who transferred to Cape from Mt. Pleasant, gets the ball away before the attempted tackle by a Middletown defender. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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