Dolphins crowned TCIS Champions for third-straight year

Cape Henry Collegiate and Norfolk Academy squared off in the TCIS Tournament finals for the eighth time in the past ten years on Friday night, marking the Dolphins fifth finals win over Norfolk Academy throughout the same stretch as CHC earned the win in Fridays’ contest, 3-1.
Friday’s TCIS Championship victory also marked the Dolphins sixth title in the past ten years. Cape Henry was on the board early in the contest as Gavin Dooren knocked in the rebound from Landon Clay’s fourth-minute strike. With 36 minutes remaining in the first half, the Dolphins were in control, 1-0, and commanded the possession of the ball. Nearly ten minutes following the night’s opening score, Parker Mann extended the Dolphin lead to 2-0 off of Trevor Kidd’s assist. The Dolphins attack kept the pressure on the ten-man Bulldog backline but remained scoreless for the final 26 minutes.
As the teams returned to the pitch for the second half, the Bulldogs struck first, cutting into the Dolphin lead. With the score now showing 2-1 in favor of Cape Henry, the Dolphins continued to find holes in theAcademy defensive half. Trevor Kidd found one of these holes late in the contest, squeaking the ball past the Bulldog keeper from an impossible angle to give Cape Henry a 3-1 lead. With the momentum back on the Dolphins side, Academy received a PK with a chance to narrow the Cape Henry lead. Matt Vander Werff produced a clutch save to maintain the two-goal edge as the Dolphins hung on to win the third-straight TCIS Championship.
For his efforts in the TCIS Tournament, Trevor Kidd earned the TCIS Tournament MVP honors. The Dolphins capped off the night with the final DI State rankings, in which the Dolphins maintained the top spot. The TCIS Champion Dolphins will be off for a full week before hosting the second round of the DI State Tournament on Monday, November 4.