Boys Soccer - TCIS CHAMPIONS!
Cape Henry 3, Norfolk Academy 0
The Dolphins traveled to Virginia Wesleyan on Friday night for the TCIS Championship Game against Norfolk Academy, and they returned home with a bus full of hardware. After taking the regular season title by going undefeated in the conference, Cape Henry swept through the TCIS tournament in similar fashion, setting up the highly anticipated rematch with the Bulldogs on Friday night. After holding a 1-0 lead at halftime the Dolphins dominated the second half, scoring two more goals while coming up just short on a handful of others, and they sealed the TCIS tournament championship with a 3-0 victory. Peter Pearson, the TCIS Offensive Player of the Tournament, connected on all three goals for Cape Henry, and senior Tyler Ballard battled illness to post another shutout in goal. Seniors Corey Mavromatis and Mike Maroon controlled the middle of the field for the Dolphins, limiting the Bulldogs chances while setting up great scoring opportunities on offense. Junior Greg Noordanus, the TCIS Defender of the Tournament, clamped down on the NA offense, and transitioned the ball to Cape Henry's offense beautifully. The Dolphins had additional strong performances from Kyle Sullivan, Curtis Kirby, Mike Kroll, Scott Cunningham, Mitchell O'Brien, Jake Henning and Alexander Allen. Cape Henry now has a well-deserved break leading into the Division I state tournament. As a top 4 seed the Dolphins have a first round bye, and as a result they won't play their first contest until next week.
Girls Tennis - TCIS CHAMPIONS!
The Dolphins entered the TCIS tournament in second place, but over the course of the two-day event they solidified themselves as the best team in the conference. Heading into the finals Cape Henry had players competing in each of the nine championship matches, which is a feat in and of itself. The six singles finalists included Brittaney Pilkington, Karling Watson, Laney Clarke, Rachel Wardell, Gabrielle Velo and Catherine Burniske, and the three doubles tandems were Pilkington/Watson, Clarke/Virginia Hassell and Velo/Morgan Sabol. The Dolphins earned singles championships in the #4, 5 and 6 slots, as Rachel Wardell, Gabrielle Velo and Catherine Burniske each grabbed a victory. The doubles groupings saw victories from Pilkington/Watson, who came back after dropping the first set, and Velo/Sabol. The championship effort showcased a great Dolphins team from top to bottom, and it surely launches them with confidence into the upcoming state tournament.