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Sept. 10, 2021 — Delmar (Del.) 10, Olney Good Counsel (Md.) 0

POSTGAME We’ll have two games tomorrow; good night and good hockey

POSTGAME It would appear as though coaches in Delaware are going to, again, have nightmares in trying to figure out how to stop Delmar. They are that good

POSTGAME Oak Knoll’s four goals against Eastern in the 2019 New Jersey Tournament of Champions, all within a 10-minute span, is close. And so was Eastern’s three goals in four minutes against Episcopal Academy in 2019

POSTGAME You have to go some to find a dominating stretch of play like Delmar exhibited between the 24th and 35th minutes, as the Wildcats put in five.

POSTGAME It was nothing less than a comprehensive victory for the preseason No. 2 team in the TopOfTheCircle.com Top 10. The movement, the passing, the shooting were of a different level

FULL TIME The whistle goes and Delmar wins the game 10-0

47:30 DEL PC Shot goes wide of the target

45:00 The final quarter is under way

END THIRD The whistle brings the third quarter to a close with Delmar leading 10-0

40:05 DEL PC Passing play to Brown just evades her stick

37:00 DEL PC Hi-lo is cleared by Good Counsel

35:00 DEL GOAL The Delmar attack unit rescues a penalty corner and, after corner criteria is off, Maci Bradford lays a pass for Josie Hollamon, who slices a backhand in the mesh! Golazo! Score is 10-0. I do not believe what I am witnessing here

34:00 DEL PC Mistrap but Delmar keeps the possession

33:00 DEL PC Defensed but will re-rack

31:12 DEL GOAL Bradford with a wall pass from Jordyn Hollamon and it is 9-0. The last five goals have come in just over six minutes

30:45 DEL PC and GOAL Josie Hollamon with a flamethrower on the 1-up. Delmar leads 8-0

30:00 The second half is under way

HALFTIME Delmar has taken advantage of the space and their own talents to stake this lead. Countless times, the Wildcats have used their passing and speed to create amazing chances

END HALF The whistle goes with Delmar leading 7-0

29:00 DEL PC Option right is cleared

26:51 DEL GOAL Jordyn Hollamon from Bradford this time and the Cats are sending a message with a 7-0 lead

24:25 DEL GOAL Maci Bradford takes a pass from Jordyn Hollamon and the Wildcats have a sixth! They are scoring at will!

24:10 DEL GOAL Jordyn Hollamon with a lightning bolt! Delmar leads 5-0

23:00 DEL PC Option right; angled shot raked wide!

21:39 DEL PC Bradford corner ends with a raised ball

20:45 DEL PC Hi-lo to Brown skips wide!

18:15 DEL PC and GOAL Josie Hollamon bounces it in on the 1-Up and the Wildcats are up 4-0

16:35 DEL GOAL Jordyn Hollamon put it in off the iron and it’s 3-0 Delmar!

15:51 Delmar’s Laela Brown almost tips it in but it goes wide

END FIRST The whistle goes with Delmar leading 2-0

14:59 DEL PC Two shots attempted; but it looked like Delmar intercepted their own goal shots. There are wide-open players at the doorstep

14:38 Delmar crushes a hard shot that is saved!

12:30 DEL PC Bradford’s shot finds the side of the cage

9:39 DEL PC Two hard shots but they do not force a save

8:15 DEL PC Shot scuffed wide and GC takes possession

6:10 DEL PC A long phase of play as Delmar gets several shots in on goal including an amazing backhander

4:32 DEL GOAL Maci Bradford opens her account with a gorgeous flip shot from in close! Delmar leads 2-0

3:10 Delmar fires a diagonal pass in the circle that somehow evades everyone; what a chance!

1:05 DEL PC and GOAL Jordyn Hollamon with the goal off a rebound! A dream start for Delmar! Wildcats lead 1-0

0:00 The game is on

PREGAME Delmar is wearing the white uniforms with black and orange trim, while Good Counsel is in the navy with gold numbers

PREGAME The teams are warming up under cooler skies and a sea breeze, temperatures at about 70 degrees

PREGAME Delmar is the five-time defending DIAA champion, and is a team which is coming off a dream 2020 season

PREGAME Good Counsel played an abbreviated schedule in the spring of 2021, but won the last Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title on offer

PREGAME Delmar is opening its season tonight; Good Counsel is 1-0-1

PREGAME Back at Champions Field for this second game of the Bi-State Challenge with Delmar (Del.) taking on Olney Good Counsel (Md.)

Sept. 10, 2021 — Lewes Cape Henlopen (Del.) 9, Pocomoke (Md.) 0

POSTGAME Back in a few minutes with Delmar vs. Good Counsel

POSTGAME Given the fact that both of these teams have championships in their DNA, you might have expected a closer result. But Henlopen, on its home ground, we’re masterful and clinical in front of goal. Mac Brown and Nol Sabbagh were outstanding playing off Reagan Ciabbatoni

POSTGAME And the final whistle goes with Cape Henlopen winning 9-0

60:00 PHS PC Shot is saved by reserve goalkeeper Anna Lopez to finish the game

59:05 PHS PC Defensed and cleared, but will re-rack for a raised ball

52:39 PHS PC Nice passing play to Leni Wittman, but the shot does not find the target

48:00 CH GOAL Mac Brown scores again! What a game she is having! Cape leads 9-0

47:16 PHS GREEN The coaching staff gets a card because a player is missing the mouth guard

47:00 CH PC Shot goes wide

45:00 The final stanza is under way

END THIRD The horn sounds with the score Cape 8, Pocomoke 0

43:15 CH PC Open shot is saved by Esham

39:15 CH PC A well-worked pass play finds Sabbagh at the stroke mark but the ball is bunted wide!

38:30 CH PC Defensed by Hailey Cowger; raised ball on the redefend and we will rerack

35:15 CH PS Ciabbatoni with the stroke; it is 8-0 Cape

35:15 CH PC Option left goes into the mixer and it hits a Warrior foot on the line, and a penalty stroke is the result

34:05 CH PC Option left us saved by Esham; rebound is wide

33:15 CH PC Save by Esham; will re-rack

31:15 Open shot by Sabbagh is wide

30:00 The second half is under way

HALFTIME At the end of 30 minutes, the score is Cape Henlopen 7, Pocomoke 0

27:30 PHS PC 1-up sniffed out by Ciabbatoni

26:40 Pocomoke works it into the attack end but the pass is wanting

25:00 CH GOAL Kelly Bragg takes a pass from Hannah Mandy; it is 7-0! I can’t believe what I am witnessing here

22:30 CH GOAL It’s a hat trick for Mac Brown! The hosts now lead 6-0

21:20 CH PC and GOAL Brown with her second as she received a pass from Ella Rishko; 5-0 Cape

17:00 CH PC Hi-lo finds the inserter but the tip flies wide of the cage

15:45 CH PC Cape puts it into the mixer; Ella Esham with a pair of saves

END FIRST The Vikings have absolutely bossed this game and have not let Pocomoke get any offensive flow

12:45 CH PC Option-left is angled wide of the post

11:30 CH GOAL Sabbagh gets the ball in open space and she has a brace; Cape is taking complete control here

7:55 CH GOAL Lou-Lou Rishko rescues a ball on the right wing and sloughs it to an open Nol Sabbagh and it’s 3-0 Vikings

6:55 CH PC and GOAL Mac Brown tips in Ciabbatoni’s 1-up and it’s 2-0

0:56 CH GOAL Regan Ciabbatoni takes a gorgeous through ball from 25 yards and slots it in! A dream start for Henlopen as the lead is 1-0

0:00 The game is on

PREGAME Pocomoke in the navy uniforms with gold socks and white trim; Cape in the white uniforms with navy numerals

PREGAME The teams are warming up under a light breeze with temperatures around 71 degrees; perfect weather for field hockey

PREGAME Pocomoke is from one of the many fine towns across this land who punch above their weight when it comes to this game. Pocomoke City is a town of just over 4100 on the south end of the Eastern Shore heading towards Virginia Beach

PREGAME Cape Henlopen is a defending state champion which has sent players to Division I and even the Olympics. Lewes is a town of 3,200 in the resort area of the Delaware shore

PREGAME Pocomoke is the 19-time state champion of Maryland, but have not won since 2015. Cape Henlopen is your four-time defending DIAA Division I champion

PREGAME Cape Henlopen is playing its first match of the season; Pocomoke is 1-0

PREGAME Hello, and welcome to Champions Stadium on the campus of Lewes Cape Henlopen (Del.) for this Bi-State Challenge game featuring Pocomoke City (Md.) against the host Vikings