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112 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 11 - March 14, 2005 Dan Cook photo Cape's Laura Willey, center, Controls the ball on a fast break with defenders Brenna Flem- ing, right, and Jordan Bryan in hot pursuit during practice last week. Cape girls lax filled with high hopes By Shane Jensen Cape's girls lacrosse begins this year with high hopes. Only a week into practice, head coach Gretchen Wyshock is pleased with what she has seen so far. Cape is beginning its third year as a varsity squad. The team has been to the state tournament each of the last two years. Last year's team had a strong year, going 11-2, but it was bounced out of the state tour- nament in the first round. The team will be led by its five returning seniors. Danidle Renken comes back looking to repeat her success of last year, when she was named first team All-State. Jordan Bryan was second team All-State last year. Samantha Coveleski, who is a returning captain and one of the more productive members of last year's team comes back and figures to have a good year. "There's a 10t of good, young talent which should add to the strength of our team along with the niimer- ous returning varsity players," said Coveleski. Jenna Kulp and Katie McDavid round out this year's senior class. Newcomers who will be looking to make an im- pact at the varsity level this year include sisters Lau- ra and Liz Carpenter. Brianna Faust was another named by Wyshock who should provide valuable playing time for the team. Vying to fill the shoes of goalie Sarah White, who graduated, are her sister Stephanie White, and Jen Warren, who is playing the sport for the first time. "Last year we made great strides in only our sec- ond varsity year. The experience that last year's team got, along with the younger players who have come up through Atlantic Lacrosse, should allow us to get even better," said Wyshock. "We have speed and experience and those qualities should allow us to have a great year." Lacrosse Continued from page lU hallways of Cape as the Vikings are eager to prove last year simply a speed bump on the long road to consistent success. "We have kids with experience and some new athletes to add to the mix," D'Ambrogi said. "Looking at the success they had in soccer this year, you know you are working with athletes who know how to win." Cape is blessed with talented athletes including returning varsi- ty midfielders Nick Albanese, Bobby Hopkins, Bo Pratt and Paul Jackewicz. Attackmen are Corey Schab and Mike Shook. Brock Schaeffer, John Peacock, A.J. Benson and Brian Riggin will lead the long poles. Up to the varsity level this sea- son are midfielders Tom Grogan, Rory Rogan, Alex Lantz, Tom Larson, Scott Brozi and Billy Wright. Redmund Killpack joins the attack. Scott Deming adds depth to the defense. Bobby McVey, Tom Bed and Franc Cook will compete for the goalie posi- tion. Team captains on this year's Cape head lacrosse coach Mark D'Ambrogi gestures to his players in practice. D'Ambrogi already has two state titles under his belt and hopes to fare better this year as Cape heads into the 2005 season. squad are Bo Pratt, Nick A1- banese, A.J. Benson and Brock Schaeffer. Cape will scrimmage at home on Saturday, March 12, against Worcester Prep and Ridgewood from Pennsylvania. The Vikings will then travel to Virginia the following weekend for a round-robin tournament that doesn't count in the win/loss col- unln. Dan Cook photos Above, Starboard's Billy Lingo scrambles to set up a shot around the New Castle goal en route to an 11-3 season open- ing victory last weekend. Below' Starboard attackman Jack Lingo takes aim at the ]Sew Castle goal. Starboard By Bill Lingo .The Starboard Lacrosse Club won its season opener 11-7 on March 6, against rival New Cas- tle. Starboard came out strong making the score 11-3 by half- time. The locals were held scoreless in the second half, but remained strong on defense, only allowing opens win win four goals. Goal scorers for Starboard in- Cluded Spencer Steele, Bill Lingo, Josh Wyatt, Drew Pfarr, Chip Thompson, Zac Plummer, Ben Todd and Logan Short. Starboard Lacrosse will travel to Baltimore on Sunday, March 13, for a round- robin tournament. Its next home game is Saturday, March 19.