IR blanks Caesar Rodney 3-0 in field hockey
Indian River High School’s varsity field hockey team defeated Caesar Rodney’s Riders 3-0 on Tuesday, on the Indians’ home field. IR struck early and kept the ball in CR territory throughout most of the game.
“We connected right away. They kept up scoring throughout the game, which was nice,” described IR head coach Judi Stone.
Sophomore Avery Congleton hit two goals in the first half. Her first goal was at 27:00, her second at 16:55. Assisting were sophomore Rylie Cordrey and freshman Kayler Townsend.
According to Stone, having younger talent on her team is “awesome, because I get to keep them longer.”
In the second half, Indians freshman Morgan McGee hit the team’s final goal, with an assist by Cordrey.
IR outshot CR 8-2 and had six penalty corners to CR’s two. Although the Indians missed some shooting opportunities, Stone said she was pleased with her team’s offense.
“It’s great, it’s fantastic. We’ve had those opportunities in the past and haven’t been able to capitalize on them in the past. This time, we capitalized more so than in other games, and we were off to a great start from the get-go, verses our game with Dover, where we were coming from behind.”
Senior Mya Parks had two saves for IR, while the Riders Lauren Caulk and Jasmin Hall had three and five, respectively.
After ties against Woodbridge and Dover and a win over Smyrna, the Indians’ record as of Sept. 27 stood at 2-0-2.