Cape Gazette

Cape volleyball shuts out Indian River 3-0 for eighth straight win

Marsico serves 25-0 shutout
By Dave Frederick | Oct 11, 2012
Photo by: Dan Cook Teammates Kristin Perkinson, left, and Juli Kyritsis bump a save during the first game 25-0 shutout of the Indians.

The Cape volleyball team has been rumbling underground like the Philadelphia Broad Street Subway on the inside track, barely slowing down at local stops, speeding toward destination Caesar Rodney, where the Vikings will play Oct. 11.

The girls of coaches Carrie Evick, Nick DelCampo and Alison Botti started a winning streak Sept. 19 with a victory over Lake Forest and have rumbled over eight straight opponents, winning 24 games while only losing one.

Briana Marsico served an entire game in a 25-0 shutout over Indian River Oct. 9. She just kept putting the ball in play - not a single unforced error - and her teammates and sometimes Indian River took care of the rest.

During game two, the Vikings called off the dogs, but sent six new puppies onto the court who raced out to a 6-0 lead before allowing a point. The game ended 25-10; game three was 25-5 and that was most emphatically that.

Cape’s starters didn’t put up big numbers, because after game one they were mostly spectators. Marsico managed 12 digs to go with 6 service aces while Meghan Grahne had 10 assists.

The Riders of Caesar Rodney are 8-2, having lost to Archmere 3-1 and Delmarva Christian 3-2, the deciding fifth game going to the Royals 15-4. The Riders have not lost a single game in their five wins against Henlopen Conference opponents.

Cape has not beaten the Riders of coach Tiffany Ranger in the last 10 years.

Note: Results of the Oct. 11 game are too late for Oct. 12 print deadline but can be found on


Senior middle hitter Kadijah Doughty spikes a kill during the third game with the Indians. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Junior Megan Grahne sets up Kadijah Doughty for a kill shot. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Senior Juli Kyritsis spikes a kill shot. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Junior Megan Grahne power bumps a save during the 3-0 shutout of the Indians. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior Hailee Gooch spikes a kill during the Vikings' win over the Indians. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape freshman Isabelle Marsico came off the bench and played like a starter during the Vikings' win. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape transfer Kristin Perkinson serves up an ace for the Vikings. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Players (l-r) Kadijah Doughty, Megan Grahne and Colleen Simpson share a lighthearted moment with the bench while waiting for the third game of the 3-0 shutout of the Indians. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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