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DOVER – Top-ranked Salesianum scored early and often in a 16-3 win over No. 2 Cape Henlopen in a highly anticipated lacrosse showdown on April 14 at a sunny Scott D. Miller Stadium at Wesley College. The teams met in the showcase event of the annual Dave Reynolds Lacrosse Festival.
Sallies got a combined nine goals and five assists from seniors Brett Hobbs and Cooper Urban. Urban opened up the scoring 35 seconds in on a blast into the top left corner. Hobbs scored a minute later, then set up the next two goals by seniors Carson Salvo and Patrick Drake, the second one a pretty no-look feed as the Salstook a 4-0 lead. Drake and Hobbs both added their second goals, Hobbs hitting the net with four seconds left in the first quarter to make it 6-0.
The Sals added five more in the second quarter, including another great assist from Hobbs as he found Logan Bushweller streaking down the middle to make it 9-0. The Sals’ first-half performance was keyed by freshman face-off specialist Matthew Riley, who won nine of 13. The Sals also got several key saves in the first half from Brady Emmi.
Hobbs added another tally and Urban had two in the second half to help the Sals close out the Vikings in Salesianum’s first in-state game this year. The Sals will play two more Delaware teams this year: at St Mark’s (May 8) and third-ranked Caesar Rodney (May 15).
The Sals (4-2) won their third straight game as Hobbs finished with five goals and four assists, while Urban added four goals and an assist. The Sals travel to Worcester Prep (Md.) on Saturday at a time to be announced.
The Vikings (5-2) will travel to Smyrna on Wednesday for a 4 p.m. face-off.