By David A. Willauer
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/11/13
In a topsy-turvy contest, visiting Cape Henlopen earned a key 9-7 victory Friday night over Tower Hill in a season finale battle between two of the top-rated boys’ lacrosse teams in Delaware.
Todd Keen (four goals) and Matt Kane (three goals, two assists) scored in the fourth quarter as the Vikings (12-4) finished a comeback from a 5-0 first-quarter deficit.
“Tower Hill is a very good squad; it’s always a big deal when we get a win,” Keen said. “It makes it even better for the hard work that we did all year.
“The loss to Caesar Rodney (Tuesday) in overtime by a 10-9 score really hurt. It’s good to get the win.”
The Hillers (12-3) bolted to the 5-0 advantage on goal by Benjamin Watson, Sam Murphy, Ben Hinkley, William Mette, and Andrew Petit (three goals, one assist) before Cap’s Mike Hopkins and Keen scored.
In the second period, the Vikings’ Matthew Kane, Blake Mann and Keen (twice) scored to make it 6-5 at the half.
In the third quarter Kane made it 7-5 before Pettit tied it with two goals.
“Tower Hill got some quick goals on us and the kids and battled back,” said Jack Lingo, Cape Henlopen coach. “We found a way to fight back. A lot of teams might have felt sorry for themselves, but we found a way.”
Devon Shorey had 15 saves for Tower Hill.
Cape Henlopen 9, Tower Hill 7
Cape Henlopen 2 4 1 2 – 9
Tower Hill 5 0 2 0 – 7
Todd Keen 4 goals
Matt Kane 3 goals and 2 assists
Blake Mann 1 goal and 1 assist
Mike Hopkins 1 goal
John Benson 2 assists
Anthony Immeteo 9 saves
Andrew Pettit 3 goals and 1 assist
Benjamin Watson 1 goal and 1 assist
William Mette 1 assist
Brett Hinckley 1 goal
James Togo 1 assist
Devin Shorey 15 saves
Delaware Military Academy 18, Delmarva Christian 5
Paul Wolfe’s four goals along with three by Matthew Higgins, and two each by Michael Weaver, Kyle Sulecki and Nate Gemmato paced the Seahawks of Delaware Military Academy to a 18-5 win over Delmarva Christian.
Smyrna 8, Milford 2
Three goals by Jordan Kiger paced the Eagles of Smyrna to a 8-2 win over Milford.
Caravel Academy 11, Pencader Charter 5
Four goals by Justin Laznik, and three by Wilson Forney paced the Bucs of Caravel to a 11-5 win over the Titans of Pencader Charter.
Appoquimink 16, St. Georges 1
Michael Frenze’s five-goal performance, three by Eric Mack, and two by Jamie Ravitz paced the Jaguars of Appoquimink to an 16-1 win over St. Georges.
Delmar 14, Dover 5
Ernest Leatherberry’s four-goal performance, three by Otto Jester and two each by William Adkins, Larry Gilmore and Jeremiah Murray paced the Wildcats of Delmar to a 14-8 win over the Senators of Dover. For Dover, Asani Edmonds led with four goals followed by Joshua Clendenial contributed with three goals.
St. Elizabeth 12, McKean 3
Two goals each by Sam Zingaro, Hubie Hales and Brian Marchioni paced the St. Elizabeth Vikings to a 12-3 win over the Highlanders of McKean.
Sussex Tech 16, Caesar Rodney 13
Four goals each by Dorian Zimmerman, Kirstin Lockwood and Kellen Cannon paced the Lady Ravens of Sussex Tech to a 16-13 win over the Lady Riders of Caesar Rodney. For the Lady Riders, Delaney Steele led with four goals, Kendall Olson contributed three and Jennifer Rigby and Jennifer Northam each had two.
Cape Henlopen 13, Tower Hill 5
Three goals each Sarah Young and Allie Yeager, and two by Sarah Tappen paced the Lady Vikings of Cape Henlopen to a 13-5 win over the Lady Hillers of Tower Hill. For the Lady Hillers, Sophia McCoy led with three goals.