It was once again the Yves Graf show for the Indian River High School boys’ soccer team, as they took a 3-0 win over Polytech on Tuesday, Oct. 9.
The win kept their perfect season intact and improved their overall mark to 8-0.
Graf’s goals both came in the first half — the first assisted by Jared Cordoba at the 25:04 mark, and the second just over 10 minutes later, unassisted.
Senior Luke McCabe added an insurance goal in the second half on a helper from Luke Morgan at 45:53.
IR was credited with 19 shots in the game, and picked up three penalty corners as well.
Zach Neal (nine saves) and Bastian Perry (three saves) each spent time in front of the pipes to combine for the shutout win.
On Thursday, Oct. 4, the Indians scored early and often, cruising to a 9-1 win over Seaford.
Alex DiLuzio netted a hat trick in that game, while Cordoba and Omar Baker each scored a pair of goals as well.
Cordoba got IR on the board 16 seconds into the contest, on a pass from Juan Linares.
Graf and McCabe scored the other goals for the Indians.
Yonafer de Leon had two assists with seven other Indians also registering helpers in the game — Cordoba, Linares, Graf, Jhonny Ortiz, Kyle Topper, Eddie Mochiam and Joshua Carter.
Neal (six saves) and Perry (two saves) shared time in goal for IR.
The Indians were set to stay on the road with a trip to Milford on Thursday, Oct. 11, after Coastal Point press time. For results from the game, check out the Coastal Points sports Facebook page.
Smyrna 3, Indians 0: The Eagles swept this Henlopen Conference tilt with Indian River, with individual game scores of 25-12, 25-18 and 25-22.
Jessica Amezcua registered 14 digs in the loss, with Raychel Ehlers posting 11 kills, a block and four digs. Marianni Chavez added 17 assists and a pair of digs as well.
The loss dropped IR’s record to 6-3 on the season. They were looking to end their recent two-match slide with a trip to Milford on Thursday, Oct. 11, after Coastal Point press time. For results from the match, check out the Coastal Point sports Facebook page.
By Jason Feather