IR Sports Report
It was the eighth straight win for the Indian River High School golf team following their 161-208 decision over Delmar at the Green Hill Yacht & Country Club.
Freshman Ben Brzozowski was the low-man medalist for the match with his two-over-par 38. Colby Hook followed with a 39, and Ryan Stone chipped in with a 40. All six IR golfers finished with better scores than the top golfer for Delmar High School, wwhich was Brodie Compton with a 48.
Patrick Gogarty shot a 44 with Zach Lingenfelter (46) and Luke Morgan (47) rounding out the winning lineup for the Indians.
“The team had a good day,” head coach Billy Wingate said of the win over Delmar. “They played to their capability today. We practiced hard this week on lag putting to avoid the three-putt, and I guess it paid off. We have a big match Thursday against Sussex Academy for the southern division at Bear Trap,” he added of the scheduled May 9 match, which took place after Coastal Point press time. “It should be exciting.”
Last Thursday, May 2, the Indians swept a tri-match with Sussex Central and Milford at Mulligan’s Pointe by scores of 176-210 and 176-195, respectively.
Hook turned in the lowest score for IR with his four-over-par 40 on the front nine. Gogarty carded a 42, with Brzozowski also shooting a solid 44.
Milford’s Josh Strassie was the match’s medalist with a two-over 38. Milford beat Central 195-210.
Results from the May 9 match against Sussex Academy can be found on the Coastal Point sports Facebook and Twitter pages.
Girls’ lacrosse: Indians crush Christiana for first win
Lexi Webb scored five goals to lead a balanced IR scoring attack that saw 10 different players find the back of the net in their 18-6 win over Christiana. Webb also recorded three assists in the game.
Kay Hall, Drew Szlasa, Morgan McGee and Maelyn Bryan each scored two goals, while Victoria Ziethen, Gina Ellis, Brianna Dulsky, Madeline Harris and Skylar Kneller all chipped in with one goal apiece.
The Indians out-shot Christiana 26-11.
In the Indians’ other two games last week, they suffered losses to Sussex Academy (18-3) and Caravel Academy (15-4).
Against Sussex, Webb, Szlasa and McGee recorded the goals, while Dulsky and Ellis were credited with assists.
Webb and Ruley each scored twice in the loss to the Seahawks. Szlasa and Ziethen picked up assists.
Boys’ lacrosse: Nine straight wins for the Indians
The hot streak continued for the IR boys’ lacrosse team as it picked up another two wins to run their current streak up to nine as they defeated Sussex Academy (12-4) and Delmar (8-4) in their most recent contests.
On Wednesday, May 1, the Indians celebrated Senior Night with a shellacking of the Seahawks, thanks in large part to Ben Spencer’s five goals and two assists. Dylan White and Tommy Harris each recorded hat tricks in the win, and freshman Reese Stone picked up his first career goal as well. Harris, Stone and Ben McCabe each had an assist.
On Friday, May 3, the Indians fell behind 2-0 after the first quarter, only to shut down — and nearly shut out — the Wildcats the rest of the way, en route to the win.
Harris netted another hat trick for IR, while Ben Spencer added another pair of goals and an assist. White, Stone and Ben McCabe also figured into the scoring with a goal each. Zach Schultz and Stone also had assists.
Senior net-minder Sam Miltner made 14 saves to earn the win.
The Indians were set to face Milford in a South Division showdown on Wednesday night, May 8, after Coastal Point press time. Results from that game can be found on the Coastal Point sports Facebook and Twitter pages. The team will close out the regular season on the road with games at Sussex Central (Friday, May 10) and Lake Forest (Monday, May 13).
Boys’ volleyball: IR remains perfect on the season
The Indian River boys’ volleyball team returned from its spring break with two shutout wins, over Concord and Delmarva Christian high schools.
Against Concord, the Indians honored their four seniors — Michael Barnes, Mitch McGee, Porter Palmer and Kevin Ho — before making quick work of their guests from the north.
It was a balanced team effort, with junior Alex Canseco posting a match-high 21 assists to go along with two kills, two digs, a block and an ace.
Michael Barnes recorded seven kills, three blocks, four digs and a pair of assists. McGee also had seven kills, two digs, an ace and an assist.
Junior Mason Singer contributed six kills, three aces, two blocks, one dig and an assist, while freshman Carson Barnes added four kills, four blocks, two digs and an ace.
Palmer and Ho started in the match, and both had solid contributions to the team’s winning effort.
Michael Barnes and Canseco led the way against the Royals as the Indians won the sets by scores of 25-17, 25-16 and 25-23.
Michael Barnes had 14 kills, 14 digs, three aces and a block. Canseco had a match-high 26 assists to go along with two aces, two digs, a kill and a block.
Carson Barnes added 11 digs, five blocks and five kills. McGee registered nine kills, three digs and a block.
The Indians were set to close out their regular season with a road trip north to St. Mark’s on Wednesday, May 8, (after Coastal Point press time) as they looked to complete the undefeated goal.
Baseball: Disappointing season continues
Following a start that had so much promise, the Indian River baseball team just cannot seem to find a way to right the ship.
The offense has managed just 25 runs over the course of its last nine games — all of which were losses, including a 7-2 setback to visiting Milford on Tuesday, May 7.
River Vickers had three of the Indians’ seven hits, and Grant Argo added an RBI-triple for the lone bright spots in the game against the Bucs. Kyle Firle had a multiple-hit day with a pair of doubles.
Milford jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first before adding single runs in the third, fourth and sixth. The Bucs put the game away in the seventh with a two-spot that completely deflated the Indians’ hopes of a comeback.
It was the first game in more than a week for IR (4-10 overall), who now have just four games remaining. They will travel to Sussex Central (5-9) on Friday, May 10, with a strong opportunity to break the skid. They then will travel to Caesar Rodney on Saturday, May 11, for an afternoon matinee against the Riders.
All results from the games can be found on the Coastal Point sports Facebook and Twitter pages.
By Jason Feather