Indians soccer falls to CR, heads to playoffs
The Indian River boys’ soccer team — the 2018 Henlopen Conference South Division champions — squared off with Caesar Rodney on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the DE Turf Sports Complex.
The Riders were just too good on that night for the Indians, as IR fell 4-0 in the championship game.
Senior goalie Zachary Neal made seven saves while facing 13 CR shots. The Indians managed just six shots in the contest, and managed to earn just two corner kick opportunities.
Junior Lyod Coutilien scored a pair of goals for the Riders. Classmate Spencer Ott and senior Braden Phillips scored the other goals for CR. Dillon Rahe made four saves for the shutout win.
IR, which picked up the No. 5 seed, was scheduled to open the DIAA Division II state playoffs on Tuesday, Nov. 6, against Glasgow, but storms forced the postponement to the following night — Wednesday, Nov. 7, after Coastal Point’s press deadline. The results will be available on the Coastal Point sports Facebook and Twitter pages.
Indians close out regular season with win
The IR field hockey team finished a strong 2018 campaign with a 10-0 shutout win over an undermanned Seaford team last Thursday, Nov. 1.
Eight different players scored for the Indians, led by Rylie Cordrey’s hat trick. Solo goals were scored by Avery Congleton, Emma Ruley, Jess Rybicki, Taylor Lipkins, Drew Szlasa, Morgan McGee and by Morgan Bomhardt — her first career goal.
The Indians worked their way to 36 shots in the contest and earned 10 penalty corners.
IR’s 9-5-1 overall mark in the regular season earned them the No. 10 seed in the DIAA Division II state playoffs. They were scheduled to open up against No. 7 seed Wilmington Friends School on Tuesday, Nov. 6, but again storms forced the game to be pushed back to the following night — Wednesday, Nov. 7. The results will be available on the Coastal Point sports Facebook and Twitter pages.
By Jason Feather