The No. 2 seeded Appoquinimink Jaguars advanced to the semifinals of the Division I DIAA Boys Soccer State Tournament Saturday night, shutting out No. 7 Sussex Central 4-0 in Dover.
The Jags led by just a goal after one half, but took control in the second half, scoring three more goals to cruise to a 4-0 victory.
Appo moves onto the state semifinals on Wednesday night as the first game of a doubleheader at Smyrna High School.
The Jags draw No. 3 Caesar Rodney at 6 p.m.
The Riders downed No. 6 Newark 4-1 in the opening round Saturday to advance.
Following the Appoquinimink/Caesar Rodney game, No. 1 Salesianum will face off against No. 5 Cape Henlopen at 8 p.m.
The winners will move onto the state championship game on Saturday, Nov. 18, also at Smyrna High.
Hawks fall to No. 5 Cape Henlopen on penalty kicks
Tied at 3-3 after overtime, No. 5 Cape Henlopen topped No. 4 St. Georges Tech 4-2 in penalty kicks to advance to the Division I DIAA Boys Soccer State Tournament semifinals on Wednesday.
The Vikings led 1-0 after one half off a Juan Larez-Carrillo goal, but the game’s second half saw both teams light up the scoreboard.
Matt Mitchell kicked off the scoring in the second half, tying things up at 1-1. Ten minutes later Cape Henlopen retook the lead thanks to a Ulysis Slagle goal, making it 2-1.
St. Georges Tech rallied and took a brief lead late after goals by Jared Edge and Josh Moody helped the Hawks gain a 3-2 advantage. However, in the 79th minute Luke Mulcahy tied the game up at 3-3, forcing overtime.
After a scoreless OT, the Vikings won on penalty kicks, backed by two huge stops by Jake Gelof, sending Cape to the semifinals.
The Hawks had an impressive 2017 campaign, finishing 11-3-1 overall and 10-1 against the Blue Hen Conference.