Sallies win back to back lacrosse state championships 

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Salesianum Lacrosse 2022 state champs, photo by Nick Halliday

Salesianum faced off with Cape Henlopen for the third year in a row. Cape won in 2019 by a score of 12-10 and Sallies avenged that loss with a 12-10 victory in 2021. This year Sallies was able to take back to back state championships with a 13-11 victory. 

Cape Henlopen took a 7-6 lead into the half. They were led by standouts Michael Frederick and Henry D’Ambrogi who helped the Vikings keep the lead over the Sals. However the second half would be dominated by Salesianum.

In the third quarter Salesiaum would out score Cape 5-1. Caelen Driggs scored four of his six goals in the quarter leading the way for the Sals. Sallies goalie Ryder Sellers also stood out in the quarter as he made big save after big save to hold the vikings to one goal in the quarter. 

Driggs started the fourth quarter off with his sixth goal which proved to be the game winning goal giving Sallies the 12-8 lead. Cape did make a late run  to bring the game within two goals, but the Sals were able to hold them off and capture the DIAA Boys Lacrosse state championship with a 13-11 victory.

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