Cape Gazette

Christians come for Cape but Vikings hockey survives 4-0

Vikings face Polytech in semifinal Nov. 14
By Dave Frederick | Nov 11, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook Cape senior Kat Judge powers past a Warriors defender in the Vikings' 4-0 win over Wilmington Christian.

Cape hockey has never lost on the Milford turf field, including winning the last two state championship games over Delmar in front of partisan frenzied fans from both communities.

The eighth-seeded Wilmington Christian Warriors showed up for the 11 a.m. Nov. 9 quarterfinal game against the top-seeded Vikings and brought the house, the three-car garage, the soccer team, youth coaches and Athletic Director Joe Thomson, who used to be the AD at Sussex Tech.

“A great school, tremendous student athletes, three state tournament teams, including soccer and field hockey playing today against No. 1 seeds. Our kids will give this their best shot,” Thomson said.

The game was scoreless at the half, but Cape cracked the code in the second act, scoring four goals to move to the semifinal round to face Henlopen Conference foe Polytech, which defeated Sanford 3-0. The Cape versus Poly game is set for 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, at Dover as the second half of a doubleheader that features Delmar, a 2-1 winner over Wilmington Friends, versus Tatnall, which defeated Charter 2-1, in the 6 p.m. game

The final is scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, at Dover.

Cape’s first goal against the Warriors was a backhand slap across the goalmouth by Tess Bernheimer. It caught the net on the far post at 35:59 into the 60-minute game. Erin Coverdale was given an assist on the play.

“We were playing a black formation [total defensive posture] and changed it to red after the first goal," said Warriors coach Pam Love, whose team entered the tournament 11-2-2. "But we still couldn’t get any looks on the Cape net.”

Cape’s pattern this season is first goal long time coming, then more will quickly follow.

Allie Yeager scored on a rebounded shot by Amanda Smith at 48:55, then it was Smith on the doorstep at 51:59 and finally Sam Broadhurst on the cleanup crew at 58:23.

Cape outshot the Warriors 7-0 with a 12-0 advantage in penalty corners.

“Wilmington Christian was very athletic and aggressive; if they had gotten a goal on us first, who knows, but we survive and move on," said Cape coach Kate Windett.

The Warriors soccer team, very impressive with orchestrated cheers in the first half, left at intermission for their game versus Saint Elizabeth at Caravel.

“I really didn’t notice that they left," said Cape’s Kat Judge, who always comes through in big games. “I don’t notice much what is happening in the stands.”


The Cape team gets pumped up before the contest. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior defender Sydney Smyk drives the ball past Warrior midfielder Sydney Baffone. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Kat Judge collides on a play with the Warriors' Sydney Baffone. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Marlee McGinness weaves through a crowd of Warriors while going to the goal. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior Tiara Duffy battles Warriors forward Katharine Michael. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Sam Broadhurst makes a play over a sprawling Kelly Ogle. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Alexa Woodruff stops a Warriors high pass. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Tess Bernheimer takes a shot. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Tess Bernheimer watches as her shot goes into the Warriors cage. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
The Cape players congratulate Tess Bernheimer on the Vikings' first goal. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior Amanda Smith shoots and scores past Warriors freshman goalkeeper Emma Whitesel. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Tiara Duffy passes into the Cape scoring zone. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Amanda Smith is congratulated by teammates Kat Judge, left, and Marlee McGinness. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Senior Camryn Bernheimer takes a hit past Wilmington Christian's Annika Roberts. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior Allie Yeager, right, battles Warriors captain Zosia Roberts. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Maggie Delp speeds the ball into the Vikings' offensive zone. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Senior defender Karissa Lemaire battles for the ball with Warriors captain Zosia Roberts. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape defender Karissa Lemaire blocks a Warriors pass while Allie Yeager backs her up on the play. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Samantha Broadhurst tries to block a high pass. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Allie Yeager tries a move at the side of the cage. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior Kat Judge goes for a ball over the Warriors' Sydney Baffone. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Karissa Lemaire passes to the scoring circle. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Camryn Bernheimer passes out of trouble with two Warriors defenders. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Tiarra Duffy powers a shot on goal. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Allie Yeager, right, battles for possession with Warriors forward Corina Bourantas. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior Kat Judge drives the ball past a Warriors defender. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Erin Coverdale controls a corner. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Allie Yeager shoots and scores. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Maggie Delp passes toward the scoring circle. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Lizzie Frederick powers past Warriors back Katherine Arnold. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
A happy Cape squad rushes the field at the final horn. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
The Cape team rushes to congratulate senior goalkeeper Katie Kolobielski on her 4-0  shutout of the Warriors. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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