Indian River Sports Report

Indian River’s Jess Rybicki passes the ball during a game earlier this season.

Coastal Point • File Photo

Successful fall season for the Indians

The Indian River athletic department got a good jump start on defending their Founders Cup trophy for this 2018-19 school year after the fall season the Indians sports teams have experienced so far.

Three teams — boys soccer, boys cross country, and girls volleyball — have locked up Henlopen Athletic Conference South Division titles this season.

The boys soccer team has been rolling so far this year to the tune of a 13-1 record and a sweep of their south division counterparts. They will battle Caesar Rodney this Saturday, Nov. 3, for the Henlopen Athletic Conference championship at 6 p.m. at the DE Turf Sports Complex.

The girls volleyball team also swept their south division rivals, while finishing with a 12-3 record in the regular season. They were defeated in the HAC championship match by Smyrna — who won their fourth straight conference title — last Saturday, Oct. 26.

The boys cross country team has been running well, and obviously past their south division opponents so far. The Indians have worked their way to a 6-5 mark, and have been preparing for their chances at the HAC Conference Meet taking place this Saturday, Nov. 3, at Killens Pond State Park.

Indians blank Laurel, tie Holly Grove

The Indian River field hockey team added to its winning record with a 6-0 home win over Laurel last Thursday, Oct. 24.

Brynn McCabe recorded a hat trick with Avery Congleton, Emma Ruley, and Rylie Cordrey scoring the other goals for the Indians.

Cordrey also had a pair of assists with Drew Szlasa, Jess Rybicki, and Madison Bemis also getting credit for assists in the win.

IR worked its way to 27 shots on goal and seven penalty corner opportunities.

Sophomore Allyson Clark made three saves to pick up the shutout win.

Tuesday afternoon’s tilt with Holly Grove saw IR recover for a 2-2 tie after falling behind 2-0 through the first 35 minutes.

Congleton and Cordrey brought the Indians back in the second half with Cordrey also notching an assist on the Congleton goal.

The Indians — who feature no seniors on their roster — improved their record to 8-5-1 on the season, and are almost assured of getting a berth in the DIAA playoffs when the seeds are released within the next few days.

Their final game of the season was Thursday, Nov. 1, against Seaford. Results for this game can be found on our Facebook page because it was played after Coastal Point press time. 


By Jason Feather

Staff Reporter