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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

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