Salesianum’s Brett Hobbs scored five goals with three assists to boost the top-ranked Sals to an impressive 16-3 victory over No. 3 Cape Henlopen Saturday afternoon.
The marquee match-up of the Dave Reynolds Lacrosse Festival at Wesley’s Scott D. Miller Stadium didn’t have a chance to become a nail-biter, as the Sals raced out to an 11-0 halftime lead. They severely limited Cape’s possessions by winning 9 of the 13 first half faceoffs.
Offensively, Salesianum got on a roll early, scoring on their opening turn when Cooper Urban powered a shot past the keeper.
After another face-off victory, Hobbs began his big day with a goal, and then Carson Salvo and Patrick Drake scored just 7 seconds apart to make it 4-0, and get the tone for the match.
Another Drake goal made it 5-0 at the 6:42 mark, and then Hobbs put in his second goal of the quarter off of a nasty pump-fake to push the lead to six.
It didn’t get better for Cape in the second quarter, as Hobbs played distributer on goals by Logan Bushweller and Brian Wong, and Hobbs would add the final two goals of the half as they led 11-0 at intermission.
Cape finally got on the board at the 8:39 mark of the third quarter, when Adem Tekmen turned a 1-on-1 into a shooting opportunity, and the icebreaker for the Vikings.
The teams would trade goals most of the way through the second half, although Urban and Grayson Goff scored the final two for the Sals, who put together a nearly perfect performance.
Salesianum (4-2) returns to their out-of-state schedule next Saturday when they travel to Berlin, Maryland’s Worcester Prep. Their remaining in-state games as on May 8 vs. St. Mark’s, and May 15 at Caesar Rodney.
Cape Henlopen (5-2) looks to bounce back on Wednesday when they travel to Smyrna.