Sports Report — May 18, 2018


Indian River’s Isabella Binko scores a goal in the second half of Tuesday’s 5-1 girls’ soccer win over Sussex Academy.

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert

The Indian River High School golf team has had a successful season when it is taken in its entirety.

Tuesday afternoon at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club, the Indians added to their winning ways with a 191-273 decision over Seaford.

Luke Morgan and Isabel Wolfenbarger were co-medalists in the match, with their identical low-card 44s on the Par 36 front nine.

Mikaela Brosnahan shot a 51, followed by Zachary Lingenfelter’s 52. Victoria Shaner (62) and Gabby Hudson (66) each shot lower scores than all of the Seaford golfers.

The win improved the Indians’ season mark to 9-5, with one final regular-season match scheduled on Thursday against Laurel, after Coastal Point press time. Check out the Coastal Point sports Facebook and Twitter pages for scores and highlights.

High school girls’ soccer
Indian River 5, Sussex Academy 1

Senior Night was a special evening for the IR girls’ soccer team as they honored their four graduating seniors, Fabrea McCray, Samantha Whelen, Olivia Garvey and Bailey McClure-Singer.

Whelen certainly went out with a bang, scoring the first goal of the game, while assisting on two others to helping the winning cause. Lauren Meehan scored what wound up being the game-winner at the 20:08 mark of the first half, from Grace Engel (two assists).

Izzy Binko scored twice in the second half for IR, and Anastasia Diakos scored the final goal of the night at the 75:00 mark.

McCray made seven saves to pick up the win. IR was credited with 29 shots and earned seven corner-kick opportunities.

The win improved their mark to 10-4 overall, with one final road contest at Sussex Central set for Wednesday night (after Coastal Point press time) to close out the regular season. Check out the Coastal Point sports Facebook and Twitter pages for scores and highlights.

High school girls’ lacrosse
Sussex Academy 17, Indian River 15

Down by as many as 11 goals, the Indians’ girls’ lacrosse team responded with a vengeance, only to run out of time in their comeback bid, falling to the Seahawks in the Henlopen Conference South Division contest.

It was Senior Night for the Indians, and their seniors — Helen Davis, Kealey Allison, Mya Parks, Sarandon Slebodnick, Amanda Evans, Delaney Brannon, Zofia Czyzewski and McKenzie Johnson — put on quite a show, despite the defeat.

Allison scored six goals to go with two assists, while Davis notched four goals of her own. Brannon and Slebodnick each chipped in with one goal. Juniors Lexie Webb and Olivia Lease also figured in on the scoring with Webb’s two and Lease’s one goal. Drew Szlasa was credited with three assists.

Parks made 17 saves while facing 40 shot attempts by Sussex Academy. The Indians registered 48 shots of their own.

The loss was their third straight, to finish the season, and dropped their overall mark to 5-10.

High school girls’ tennis
Henlopen Conference championships

Junior Maddie Galbreath finished in fourth place in the second singles bracket last weekend during the Henlopen Conference Tennis Championships.

She dropped her third-place match to Smyrna’s Erin Smallwood, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. Dover’s Erika Synoski defeated Caesar Rodney’s Nora Frederick, 6-2, 6-3.

High school boys’ lacrosse
Indian River 16, Woodbridge 4

It was Senior Night for five Indians as they hosted Woodbridge in a Henlopen Conference South Division contest.

William Josetti, Ithan Dunlap, Ryan Burbridge, Wyatt Kovatch and Yerel Gonzalez-Ciriano were all honored prior to the game, with their parents and other family members standing by.

The team pulled out a 16-4 win over Woodbridge to cap the seniors’ careers on their home turf. The win put the Indians’ final season record at 6-9 overall.

By Jason Feather
Point Reporter