WALES — The Cape Elizabeth girls’ soccer team made sure its otherwise futile trip to Oak Hill earlier in the week – for a game that was ultimately rained out – was worth something.

The teams were supposed to play their Class B South quarterfinal on Tuesday, but rain picked up just before kickoff and the game was postponed. Because the schools are in different leagues, the Capers knew little about Oak Hill or its field, so they used Tuesday’s trip as a reconnaissance mission.

After two more postponements, No. 7 Cape Elizabeth used what it learned earlier in the week to its advantage Friday, firing shots from every angle as it ousted No. 2 Oak Hill, 6-0.

“The girls were ruthless,” Cape Elizabeth Coach Craig Fannon said. “The build-up play was excellent; we were a little more direct because of the field. We said to the girls, because we saw the field on Tuesday, we said at practice yesterday, ‘Shoot from anywhere.’ They certainly had the freedom to do that. We had the quality to put one on frame or close to the frame.”

Cape Elizabeth (10-6) had 32 shots on goal, while Oak Hill only had four.

Oak Hill Coach Jeremy Young noted that his team had an opportunity to scout the Capers when Cape Elizabeth hosted a prelim game last Saturday, but it made no difference.

“Part of being the No. 2 seed, we able to watch them play against Gray-New Gloucester,” Young said. “(But), we know our field is vastly different than theirs. Anytime you give a team a couple days to prepare for your situation, it is a few too many.”

The scoring started seven minutes into the match when Karli Chapin chipped the ball to Riley Dall. Dall challenged keeper Anna Dodge and beat her with a floater.

“It definitely meant a lot to the team,” Dall said. “We were going into it thinking if we won the game in the first 10 minutes, it would be over then. I think that was definitely a key factor.”

Cape Elizabeth extended its lead near the midway point of the first half with two quick goals. Chapin scored the first one herself, going through three defenders in the box to make it 2-0. Shortly thereafter, Prezli Piscopo picked up the Capers’ third goal.

Tori McGrath stretched the lead to 4-0 at the 24-minute mark, with Piscopo setting up the goal. Olivia Cochran put home a rebound off a corner kick at the 34-minute mark.

The first-half barrage almost continued at the end of the half off a corner kick, but the ball went into the goal a second after the buzzer sounded.

Dall set up the final goal by Sarah Knupp nine minutes into the second half.

Oak Hill (13-2) battled until the final seconds, and Abriana Deslauriers nearly ended the Capers’ shutout bid when she beat Cape Elizabeth goalie Katherine Haines to a wayward ball. The two collided and the ball rolled into the empty net with three seconds on the clock, but the play was ruled offsides.

Cape Elizabeth will visit No. 3 Greely on Monday.

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