Extra Points — September 16, 2016
Beam tallies assist in 2OT draw with Elon
Fresh off her first goal of the season, against Sacred Heart on Sunday, Sept. 4, former Indian River Indian and current Richmond freshman forward Brooke Beam recorded her second assist of the season during a 3-3 draw against Elon on Sunday, Sept. 11.
With the game tied at 2-2, Beam in the 53rd minute found senior forward Meaghan Carrigan, who gave the Spiders a 3-2 after receiving the ball from Beam and striking the net from 20 yards out.
Elon would eventually even the score with time running out, on a goal from senior defender Erin Tanhausser in the 82nd minute.
That’s how the game would end, after two scoreless overtime periods, despite Caesar Rodney grad and current Richmond junior forward Lexi Prilliman getting a chance to break the stalemate in the second overtime, when Elon was called for a handball in the box. Prilliman also had an assist in the matchup.
Beam now has one goal and two assists on the season so far, with the Spiders sporting a 4-2-1 record after taking their second loss of the season to No. 3 Virginia on Thursday, Sept. 8, 5-0 in Charlottesville.
Richmond doesn’t play again until Tuesday, Sept. 20, at American University in Washington D.C. That game is set for 4 p.m.
Wesley 2-2, Check-Guzman with two assists to start season
The Wesley College women’s soccer team is 2-2 so far this season, and former Indian River High School All-State and All-Conference selection Aline Check-Guzman is already contributing to the Wolverine lineup in her freshman campaign.
Playing midfield for the Wolverines, as she did for the Indians, Guzman has racked up two assists through the first four games, both of them coming in a 7-0 win over Cairn University on Saturday, Sept. 3.
Interestingly enough, both assists went to Wesley freshman forward Aleya Cummings — a Caesar Rodney graduate and former rival of Check-Guzman and the Indians, now turned teammate.
Cummings racked up four goals in the matchup against Cairn and leads the squad with eight goals so far this season. She was responsible for all three goals in the 3-2 win over the Indians during last year’s Henlopen Conference championship.
Wesley was scheduled to hit the road against Rosemont on Wednesday, Sept. 13, (after Coastal Point press time), before returning to Dover to take on Lehman on Saturday, Sept. 17. That game gets under way at 7 p.m.
Bethany Beach First Responders Tri-Du-Aquabike this weekend
The Bethany Beach First Responders Tri-Du-Aquabike will make its return to Bethany Beach this weekend.
The Focus Multisports event features a triathlon consisting of a 100-meter ocean swim, 30K bike ride and 7K run; a duathlon featuring a 1,000-meter hard-sand beach run, 30K bike ride and 7K run; an “Aquabike” event consisting of a 1,000-meter ocean swim, 30K bike ride and short finish-line run; and team relays of two or three persons for the triathlon and duathlon.
The races will take place on Sunday, Sept. 18, with events throughout the weekend, starting on Friday, Sept. 16. Funds raised go to benefit both the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company and Autism Speaks.
For more information, visit www.bethanybeachtri.com.
Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon set for Sept. 17
The 20th Annual Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Delaware Seashore State Park on Tower Road near Dewey Beach.
The event will include a half-mile ocean swim, 16-mile bike ride and 3.5-mile run.
Proceeds from the race will again benefit the Sussex Family YMCA.
Registration is currently open online, at www.deweybeachtriathlon.com.
Sussex Central 35, Laurel 0 (football)
The Sussex Central High School football team got the season started with a 35-0 shutout over Laurel on Friday, Sept. 9.
The Golden Knights were led by senior running back Timothy Jones, who racked up four of the team’s five touchdowns in his debut, taking over as the premiere back for the graduated KiAnté Sturgis.
Senior running back Ja’Ron Curtis notched the squad’s fifth and final score, as the Central defense held Laurel senior All-Conference QB Perez Nichols to only two completions on the night.
Up next, the 1-0 Golden Knights will take on Interboro High School from Pennsylvania at home, on Friday, Sept. 16.
Henlopen South football Week 1 scoreboard
Sussex Central 35, Laurel 0
Woodbridge 33, Dover 12
Milford 64, Red Lion 0
Delmar 34, Smithsburg (Md.) 13
Hodgson Vo-Tech 27, Lake Forest 12
Glasgow 66, Seaford 12