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Salesianum beats Cape lacrosse 14-7 at Baynard Stadium

By Dave Frederick | May 15, 2014
Photo by: Dave Frederick Luke Benson gets sandwiched while scoring an early first-quarter goal.

The Cape boys' lacrosse team took no consolation in fighting off their backs against Salesianum in a May 12 game at Baynard Stadium, getting down 4-0 early and coming back for a 14-7 double down defeat.

The 2014 season with a senior-dominated team is not about a consolation prize. The quest is a state championship, and that train is running right through Salesianum.

"The game today was only about today," coach Jack Lingo said after the Monday loss. “There is no guarantee there will be a second game. I am happy with our effort after a poor start, and we learned a lot about who needs to elevate their games against a great team like Sallies. But there is a lot of lacrosse to play before we can think of a round two matchup.”

Luke Benson had the most productive day for Cape, scoring three goals to go with three assists.  Cape's other goals were by Michael Hopkins, Kyle Orton and Justin Lopez. Hopkins and A.J. Marshall also added an assist.

Salesianum was paced by Sam Fink with 5, Jason Kelly 4, Luke Bianhino 3 and Bailey Martin 1.

Michael  Drake had 4 assists for Sallies while Martin, Kelly, Fink and Bianchino each had one.

Cape goalie Grant Gillan faced 37 shots and saved a career-best 16.

Salesianum goalie Ryan Kern had 8 saves.

The Vikings dominated Wilmington Friends 16-1 at home May 13, improving to 12-3 on the season. Cape will host Delmar at 7 p.m., Friday, May 16, for the Henlopen Conference Championship.

The DIAA boys' state tournament begins Tuesday, May 20. The tournament seeding will be announced Saturday night, May 17.

 

 

Sallies midfielder Matt Gerrabrant works between defenders Tom Ott, left, and Aaron Mattioni. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Bailey Martin scores on a walk-in verus Grant Gillan. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Michael Hopkins checks his stick to see if the ball is still in the pocket. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Tommy Ott freight trains into the attack zone. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Luke Benson reaches around and scores a second- half goal. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
A fast break leaves Grant Gillan alone on an Island. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Blake Mann works for position. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
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