IR girls’ lax falls to Polytech in first ever game


Special to the Coastal Point • Lincoln Davis: Head coach Kelsea Ayers and the Indian River girls’ lacrosse team are all smiles after their game against Polytech on Wednesday, March 23.Special to the Coastal Point • Lincoln Davis: Head coach Kelsea Ayers and the Indian River girls’ lacrosse team are all smiles after their game against Polytech on Wednesday, March 23.The Indian River High School girls’ lacrosse team made history when they traveled up to Polytech on Wednesday, March 23, for the program’s first ever game.

Coming off a 13-1 season and state championship appearance, the established Panthers were a challenge for the Indians early on and took a 13-2 lead into halftime. The Indians started finding the net in the second half, but fell to 0-1 on the season with a 19-6 loss.

Senior midfielder Emiley Shuey lead the scoring charge with a hat trick on the day, with sophomore midfielder Kealey Allison tacking two scores and an assist, and junior midfielder Lexi Haden adding a goal as well.

The IR defense held Polytech to six scores in the second half, and sophomore goalie Mya Parks racked up 10 saves in the game.

After spring break, the girls were scheduled to take on defending state champion Cape Henlopen (2-0) on Wednesday, April 6, before hosting their first home game in program history against DE Military Academy (0-2) on Friday, April 8.

The Vikings are coming off a 19-2 win over Dover and 15-3 win against Parkside (MD), while DE Military Academy fell 18-5 to Newark Charter and 15-4 to Smyrna in their first two match ups this season.

The games are set to begin at 6:15 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively.