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Viking girls soccer falls to A.I. despite Swartzel's heroics Hard indeed. Led by co-captains Lauren Fuqua and Kelly Palekar, along with the inspired play of se- nior Sherry Swartzel in goal, the Vikings held the Tigers scoreless for the opening twenty minutes of the match, when Kelly Kolodczak gave A.I. DuPont a 1.0 lead. By half-time the score was 4-0 in fa- vor of the Tigers. Kolodczak would eventually finish the game with a hat trick, to be joined in the scoring column by Beth Belanger adding two goals, as well as Laura Godsey, Stephanie Facciolo, Kristin Goldrick, and Emily Claus with By Scott Friedem'eich For a team in only its second year of existence, success is often measured on things other than what the scoreboard says at the end of the match. While the result of the Cape Heniopen-A.I. DuPont girls soc- cer may be a lopsided 9-0 in favor of the upstate Tigers, there were positive aspects to be found in La- dy Vikings play, especially when one considers that A.I. DuPont did finish the previous year with a state rifle. "The girls played very hard," said head coach John Myers.  tree. photo Cape soccer goalie Sherry Swartzel stokN some fire into her team's effort against A.L DuPont single efforts. The most important part of a game played in the bitter Monday night cold may have been the progress Cape has shown since last year. "We held our own," said junior Janna Wilcoxson. Swartzel was outstanding in goal in a game which the Vikings could not muster a single effort on goal against the technically excep- tional Tigers. "Sherry played a great game," said Myers. "Sherry is the best goalkeeper in the whole world," agreed sophomore midfielder Di- ane Friend. The score may well have reached the teens were it not for Swartzel's effort, in the goal. She recorded 27 saves for the game The amount of heart and effort that the Vikes put into the games was something to be reckoned with. "I think we played really hard, and we did our best." said Fuqua. 'They're a great team." Brighter times are ahead in the season, as few teams will possess the talent that Cape saw in the na- tionally ranked Tigers. A.I. Du Pont possessed skills and compo- sure on the ball that rivaled those of the less-talented boys' teams in Delaware. The most beneficial factor of playing a very talented team is that it will give the players invaluable experience. "We learned a lot today," said junior Taylor Marshall. In the first game of what promises to be an exciting season Cape started the match with Erica Waples, Dawn Cintavey, Alison Gaffney, Sara Popovich, Friend, Palekar, Casey Vosburg, Emily Walls, Buffy Jackewicz, Swartzel, and Fuqu& Indians take revenge for last year's tourney loss by beating Cape softball in home opener By Susan Frederick Cape Henlopen softball team dropped its opener to Indian River 11-8 on Tuesday, March 25 as diehard fans leaned into knifing winds that made a tundra out of the Viking playing field. Ahead 6-4 at the end of three, Cape committed costly errors in the field that resulted in a 6-run fourth inning for the Indians--a gap the Vikings would notbe able to close. 'I think we had more errors in this game than we made all last season," said head coach Bill Cor- drey after the game. "We knew IR would come after us because we knocked them out of the state tournament last year." 'We had a letdown in the fourth inning that we couldn't recover from," the coach said. "I told the girls we have to move on from here and not let this opening loss get us down." Sharper defense marked Cape's last three innings of play. Kim Smith and Cassie Johnson both robbed IR players of hits by nifty catches in the shifty outfield winds. The entire Cape infield closed in to allow only 11 at-bats in thefifth, sixth, and seventh. The bottom of the seventh saw Cape rally as Katie Delcampo sin- gled and Crystal Alexander walked. Stephanie Warrington then stung the ball to send Del- Campo home as the Vikings moved to within three. It would be as close as they would get. More preparation needed "I do think we needed more play before walking into a tough game," Cordrey continued. "We had a few girls who couldn't make early season scrimmages, and our game against Ursuline last Satur- day was called off at the last minute. I think that cost us to- ay. tt Lennea Hobin led the Indians with three hits on Tuesday, and Stacie Campbell added two. Del- Campo, Warrington, and Alexan- der had two hits apiece. IR pitcher Shawne Brown recorded her first win of the sea- son, while Micbelle Manship took the loss. The Vikings count five starters who moved over mid-March from the varsity basketball team: Katie DelCampo, Kim Smith, Carrie Lingo, Crystal Alexander, and Stephanie Warrington all put on their cleats the day after being eliminated in the semifinal round of the state tournament. 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