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CAPE GAZETTEy Friday, October 2 - October 8, 1998 - 81 Vikings struggle to tip scale of season's record opportunities, several opportuni- ties, to score throughout the game, to put the bali in the cage, but we didn't. Somebody needs to be the bull in the zhina shop." A clip of the first fiveminutes of Tuesday's contest keyed the rest of the game. IR could not pen- etrate beyond the 25 as Lucy" Short, Shannon Colbourne, Cort- ney Reihm and Billie Jo Britting- ham kept the Indians' offense safely out of range in the opening moments. Brittingham sent the ball to Emily Walls along the right alley, and Walls drew a corner ad- vantage - the first of 20 in the game for the Vikings - at the 27- minute mark. A shot by Col- bourne from feeder Amanda Hop- kins was deflected by IR halfback, Katie Oliver. Three more Viking corners in the first 15 minutes came up empty as the IR defense, headed by goalie Kami Banks, fought off the Cape attack. After an IR possession, Cape once again mounted an offense, when half- back Rachel Meluney passed to Short, who streaked along the left sideline and sent the ball to striker Hopkins, who slapped the ball in- to a wall of defense in halfback Kerrie Heim. And so it went. Speedy forward Walls, Reihm, and Short all deliv- ered passes deep within the scor- ing circle in the waning minutes By Susan Frederick Coach Mike Eisenhour is bull- ish on his 1998 hockey team, and he's looking for somebody else to be that way, too. After a disap- pointing 0-0 overtime tie to Indian River, 2-3 overall before facing Cape on Tuesday, Sept. 29, Eis.en- hour is searching for an offense that wants to do some damage on the scoreboard. Cape's tie on Tuesday was the second scoreless draw of the early season, bringing the Vikings to a 3-0-2 record. "I said to the girls after the game, 'I really can't fault you. You played hard, with intensity, but you did not use your intelli- gence'," said Eisenhour. "We had Bob Bowden photo The Vikings showed their strength Friday, Sept. 25, when they took the Worcester win, 3-0. of the first half, but IR defense managed to bury the ball short of the cage as Cape forwards seemed a hockey shoe short and a mil- lisecond late for the strike. "We're doing everything but finishing," said Eisenhour. "Our midfield and defense have played great. [goalie] Zena Hense has her third shutout in a row, and the people in front of her have done a great job. Our front line is running well and in position. We just need to put the ball in the goal." After a second hilf that saw both teams' defenses holding their opponents to a single shot on goal, Cape offense erupted with five shots in the 10-minute overtime. Lindsay King and Hopkins seemed to have the goalie be- tween a rock and a hard place in the final moment of play as they caught IR's defense out of posi- tion and Streaked to the goal. But King lofted a shot just high and left of a victory seconds before the final horn. The final horn blew on a 3-0 Cape rout of Worcester last Friday afternoon, Sept. 25, as playmaker Walls assisted on all three of the Viking scores. "Our offense did a great job, and our defense was able to stop anything that Worces- ter tried to do," said Eisenhour. King started the scoring with a goal at the 20-minute-49-second mark in the first half, followed by Hopkins 10 minutes later. King added another just three minutes into the second period for the de- cisive win. Playmaker Walls as- sisted on all three Viking goals. SLAPSHOTS - Speedster Maren Ford and teammate Clara Hollingsworth each contributed a goal to lead the Junior Vikes in their 2-0 win over Indian River on Tuesday. The victory keeps the younger Cape girls undefeated at 4-0-1 on the season. People Continued from page 80 STRAIGHT UP - The 1976 season-ending game at the Cape field in Lewes and the Vikings have a chance to go 5-5. Jim Al- derman is the head coach at Cape, and I had talked him into running the veer offense behind speedy quarterbacks Gilbert Maull and Rex Dickerson. Our backs could hit the outside faster than teachers at the end of a faculty meeting. Butch "Doctor Moon" Marvel was 'defensive coordinator for Central and came out in a junkyard de- fense with three backers from the end to the sidelines. "Forget the outside veer and tell Bilbo [Dunning] to run the dive straight on. He'll run all night." Bilbo took the handoff and ran un- touched all the way to Shady Nook Trailer Park. He may still be run- ning. And Superfan Reds tossed his raggedy jacket up into the air, where it got caught in the tele- phone wires. It may still be there. Cape Region Athletes Of The Week STEVE WELSH The younger brother of Rich "Slimdaddy" Welsh (who's your daddy?) the sophomore striker came up big last Tuesday, Sept. 22, against Lake Forest, scoring two goals in a 4-4 overtime thriller. "I thought I might get a chance but never ex- pected to be starting," Welsh said. "Scoring two goals as a varsity player is an awesome feeling." Welsh feels the young Cape team is coming together. "We have good players who just need expe- rience," Welsh said. RICKY COOPER "Coop A Loop" stepped in, to a starter's role last Friday night, Sept. 25, against Dick- inson. "Cooper did a great job when we needed him, both on pass defense and run support," said coach Bri- an Donahue, who was miss- ing both O.J. Wilson and Ricky Thomson. Cooper gives Cape added depth and hardness in the defensive secondary, where the Vikings would like to rest "the franchise," Elijah Wor- thy. BASIL DUNCAN Basil Duncan is the man along the defensive frontline for the Cape Henlopen ju- nior varsity football team that defeated Sussex Cen- tral, Sept. 21, 14-7. "Basil, along with Alex Hense, recorded lots of tackles and put numerous pressure on the Central offense," said coach John Drumheller. Basil's uncle, Garrison Dun- can, was the 1976 HenloPen. Conference 100-yard-dash sprinting champion. Basil prefers to play with his hand at the tackle position. ZENA HENSE "Over the last three games, all of which were shutouts, Zena has given us a chance to win," said field hockey coach Mike Eisenhour. ,She has worked hard, waited her turn to start and just played great. All we're lacking as a team is putting the ball into the net. Hense had key saves against both Laurel and In- dian River in two overtime, scoreless games and was awarded the shutout in a 3-0 victory over Worcester be- fore yielding to backup goalie, Vanessa Morris. SNIPPETS - The No. 1 high school football team in the nation, De La Salle of Concord, Calif., ran its national record winning streak to 79 games with a 28-21 victory over Mater Dei, former Slam Dunk participant, last week before 20,000 f&ns. Nearby Berwick, Pa., is ranked No. 8 in the country. De- Matha of Hyattsville, Md., is No. 14. I just completed my 25th straight month of walking 100 miles. Since September 1996, I have logged and cataloged 2,800 walking miles that would put me in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Los Angeles. By retirement, I hope to be in North Korea, talking big-noise-shouting historical and hysterical slogans like "Remember the Pueblo and Captain Lloyd Bucher!" and "How come your space rockets fly over Japan and crash into the sea? Huh what's up with that?" John Morris of The Firm Health Club reports from the National Bench Press Championships, Cleveland, about seeing the biggest lifter he's ever seen in per- son - 6 foot 7 inches, 410 pounds - since the Jenny Craig reunion stopped for lunch at Burger King. "The man barely missed a legal lift of 710 pounds on the bench," Johnny said, And when the red light goes on disappointing a giant juiced on testosterone, there's only one course of action: "Go on now, git! And make it quick!"