By David A. Willauer, Contributing Writer
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/29/14
MIDDLETOWN, Del. – Cape Henlopen scored seven unanswered goals and 15 of the game’s final 16 tallies to rally from an early deficit and coast past Wilmington Charter, 18-6, Wednesday night for its sixth straight Delaware girls’ state championship at Appoquinimink High School.
The Lady Vikings (13-5) have won 72 straight in-state games. Its five losses this year were to teams from Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland by a combined seven goals.
Morgan Lamey (three goals) scored twice and Alexandra Mash once to give Charter (15-3) an early 3-0 lead. Cape tied it, 3-3, but Charter went up, 5-3, with 9 minutes to play in the half before the momentum changed.
The Lady Vikings scored seven straight goals to take a 10-5 lead before Lamey scored to make it 10-6. The Lady Vikes scored the final eight goals of the game.
“We just stuck to our plan,” said Allie Yeager, who had four goals and two assists for Cape. “Everyone was nervous, but we started to play together. The 3-0 deficit was a wake-up call.”
Catherine Judge also scored four goals and added an assist for the Lady Vikes.
“This was a huge win for our squad; there is no greater feeling after we trailed, 3-1,” Judge said. “We came back and settled ourselves down and played our game.”
Charter was the first Blue Hen School to reach the finals since Brandywine High achieved that goal in 2002.
“We went out strong and thought that we had a near upset, but Cape is a strong squad,” said Lamey. “It was our first time in the state tournament in school history.”
Cape Henlopen 18, Charter 6
Cape Henlopen 8 10- 18
Wilmington Charter 5 1 – 6
Morgan Lamey 4 goals
Lexi Mash 1 goal
Christina Laporte 1 goal, 1 assist
Catherine Judge 4 goals, 1 assist
Allie Yeager 4 goals, 2 assists
Alex Woodruff 3 goals
Sarah Tappan 2 goals
Jordan Brown 2 goals
Alison Palmer 1 goal
Korrine Lemaire 1 goal
Sarah Hyde 1 assist
Liz Frederick 1 goal, 1 assist
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