Cape Gazette

Riders beat Cape again to advance to state final

Vikings go down 5-0 and just can't get back, fall 11-8 to CR
By Dave Frederick | May 22, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook Cape junior middie Matt Kane powers through a Riders defender with a bull dodge.

“If you want to play catch-up, grill a hamburger."

The Cape boys' lacrosse team, 13-5, showed up 22 minutes late and 5 goals short in the May 22 semifinals of the DIAA lacrosse tournament at Milford’s Briggs Stadium versus  archrival Caesar Rodney.

"We were down 5 goals before we started moving, especially on offense and ground balls," said coach Jack Lingo. "We played catch-up the entire game, and they’re a good team with a goalie who had a great game.”

Cape could not get closer than 2 goals down as the Riders made the plays down the stretch for an 11-8 victory and a berth in the state championship game opposite Salesianum at Appoquinimink at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 25.

Matt Kane picked up a rebound and backhanded a shot past goalie Johnmichael Smith to put Cape on the board with 1:42 left in the first half.

The Riders scored on their first possession of the third quarter to make the score 6-1, and Cape finally got its offense cranking but trailed 10-5 entering the final period.

The Cape team and large crowd came alive in the fourth quarter as the Vikings scored 3 straight goals to close to 10-8 with 4:31 remaining - a goal, face-off possession and score away from tying up the ball game.

But a couple of ill-advised shots and a turnover resulting in a fast-break goal for the Riders sealed the 11-8 victory for Caesar Rodney.

Matt Kane and Blake Mann each scored 3 goals for Cape while Todd Keen and Luke Benson each scored a goal.



Cape junior middie Justin Lopez shoots on the Riders cage. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior defender Logan Mathews clears the ball into the Vikings' offensive zone. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Attackman Blake Mann battles for a shot in front of the Riders' crease. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Senior middie Nick DiGuglielmo winds up to crank the rock. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Matt Kane powers past a Riders defender. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Matt Kane flips a shot backward and scores. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Blake Mann goes to the goal despite the slash on his back. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape junior goalie Tony Immatteo makes a save. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Todd Keen battles through two Riders defenders. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Kyle Orton goes to the goal. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Luke Benson looks for a shot. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape defender Thomas Ott battles for a loose ball. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape defender Aaron Mattioni plays close defense. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Hunter Dailey wins a face-off and speeds upfield. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Luke Benson, right, keeps a Riders attackman away from the crease. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Todd Keen shoots on goal. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Matt Kane shoots on goal. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape head coach Jack Lingo gets his point across to the referee. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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