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84 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, April 28 - May 4, 2000 Cape's Carolyn Schranck moves the ball down- field in an 8-0 shutout of Dover April 20. Casey Cahill fakes out a Dover defender as the Vikings improved their record to 4-3 on the season. Dan Cook photos Eli Pratt scored one goal and had three assists in the victory over the Senators. Quick Hitters Lady Viking soccer team rolls past Dover Senators for 8-0 shutout SOCCER GIRLS BLAST DOVER 8-0 - Caesar Rodney is the team to beat in Heniopen Con- ference girls soccer. They have beaten everybody soundly, includ- ing Cape and Dover. But Dover had beaten everyone else, at least until Thursday, April 20. Led by freshman Erin Williams' hat trick, the 4-3 girls of coach John Myers dominated Dover 8-0 to celebrate the begin- ning of spring break. Other goals in the game were scored by Lau- ren Cooper, Elizabeth Pratt, Bran- di Reed, Jackie Wolak and Jodie Moore. Cape put 26 shots on goal. Eli Pratt, in addition to scoring a goal, had three assists. Cape will host a tough Caesar Rodney team on Tuesday, May 2, which will be no vacation. "It seems half our games were rained out," said striker Erin Williams. The month of May will be noth- ing but playing soccer games. The Vikings have an outside shot at the state tournament, which be- gins May 24. WESLEY COLLEGE NEWS - Local products Tina Walls pitched a shutout and Kim Smith launched a home run as the Wolverines defeated Beaver 2-0 in the opening round of the Penn- sylvania Athletic Conference soft- ball playoffs. In lacrosse action, Wesley traveled to Virginia Wes- leyan and pinned a 10-9 loss on the heavily favored VWU team in double overtime. Wesley has Josh Wyatt, Billy Brennan and Greg Plummet on the roster while VWU has Jack Lingo, Bill Lingo, Rich Welsh, Derrick Quillen and Jeff Trench. Jack Lingo recorded two goals in the game and Jeff Trench had 17 saves for VWU. Sales were reported to be slow in the Lingo real estate office the next day. DELAWARE LOSS COSTLY - The Delaware lacrosse team was in the driver's seat on the road to the American East regular season lacrosse title. But they forgot to buckle the seat belt on a trip through Hartford, Conn. The Blue Hens fell back to a three- way tie with Hofstra and Hartford with a 10-9 overtime loss. The winner of the upcoming American East tournament gets an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Delaware will host 13-1 Hartford at Delaware on May 3. Hofstra will play Towson in the other semifinal game. The champi- onship game will be played Satur- day, May 6, at the field of the highest seed. Hofstra is No. 1 seed going into the tournament while Delaware is No. 2. It will be a tough road for the Blue Hens. MILTON SOFTBALL RE- MAINS UNDEFEATED - The Milton Middle School softball team remained undefeated with two more victories - a 20-12 win over Fifer Middle School on April 12, followed by a 26-2 romp over Dover Air Middle School on April 20. In the win over Fifer, winning pitcher Lisa Williams helped her own cause with a double, while teammates Amanda Hudson had a triple and two doubles and Nicole Gentry homered. Against Dover Air, Pitchers Marybeth Betts and Amanda Haxton combined to toss a one-hitter. The offense was led with doubles by Lisa Williams, Haxton, Domenique Scott and Jan Wagner. CAPE JV SOCCER CON- TINUES SHUTOUTS - The jun- ior varsity Lady Viking soccer team continued its unscored-upon streak with a 5-0 victory over Dover, followed by a i-0 win over Indian River. Against Dover, the Vikings were led by Christa Baird with two goals. Cassie King, iau- ten Greaves and Bridget Colburn each scored one goal. Ann Funk had the lone goal against Indian River as Cape improved its record to 6-0-1 on the season. The tie was a 0-0 battle with Caesar Rod- ney; the two teams play again on May 2 at Cape Henlopen High School. Wally Abrams elected ESA co-director Longtime Eastern Surfing As- sociation (ESA) competitor and judge, Wally Abrams, was recently elect- ezJ as tbe Delaware ESA's first- ever co-direc- tor. Abrams, the technical co- Seaford School District, will now assume an administrative role at the nonprofit organization, along with Harry Wilson, who founded the Delaware ESA in 1982. Surf Team Delaware A group of Delaware's top ama- teur surfers have earned the op- portunity to represent the state in regional surf competition. The following athletes will trav- Eastern Surfing Association Mid- Atlantic Surf-Off May 5-7: Jake Buchler, menehune; Tory Federico, boys; Aaron Powell, junior men, open and junior long- board; Hunter Merritt, men; Ed- win Smith, masters; Wally Abrams, senior men; Josh Merritt, grandmaster and senior long- board; Mort Stimler, legends; Jor- dan Lorah, girls; and Billy Pow- ell, menehune bodyboard. ordinator at ABRAMS el to Kill Devil Hills, N.C., for the Continued on page .86