At Coastal Point press time on Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Indian River High School soccer team was either headed to the DIAA state championship game, or they weren’t.
After a 1-0 win over Caravel on Saturday, Nov. 12, the No. 1-seeded Indians punched their ticket to the semi-final game against No. 12 St. Georges on Wednesday — needing a win to stay alive and earn a bid and a chance at a second-straight state title.
Coming off a second-straight Henlopen Conference championship and first-round bye, the Indians took on No. 9-seeded Caravel at Milford High School during last Saturday’s quarter-final match and managed to advance with a 1-0 victory.
The game’s lone goal came in the 40th minute, when senior forward Johan Cordoba finished a chance after a corner kick from senior midfielder Edgardo Velasquez.
Headed into the semi-final game on Wednesday, St. Georges was riding the upset with tournament wins over No. 5 Archmere and No. 4 Newark Charter.
The winner of the matchup will face either No. 2 St. Andrews or No. 3 Tower Hill, who were also scheduled to face off in the semi-finals at Coastal Point press time on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
The DIAA state championship game is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19, on the turf at Smyrna High School at 5 p.m. Ticket prices are set at $7.
The Coastal Point will provide updated information on the Indians’ semi-final appearance and possible championship appearance online at coastalpoint.com, and on Coastal Point sports’ social media accounts.