Roundup: Indian River snaps 4-game losing streak with win over St. Elizabeth

River Vickers’ 31-yard field goal in the second quarter ended up being the difference as Indian River High topped St. Elizabeth, 24-21, in non-conference football on Saturday night.

The victory in the game played at Caravel Academy snapped a four-game losing streak for the Indians (2-7).

JaQuaun Floyd had touchdowns runs of 25 and 15 yards for IR while Ta’Jon Knight scored the Indians’ first TD on a 13-yard run. IR led 24-14 at halftime.

The Indians close the season by hosting intra-district rival Sussex Central on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Volleyball

Wilm. Friends 3, Cape Henlopen 2: The eighth-seeded Vikings battled back to force a fifth set before falling to the No. 24 Quakers in the second round of the DIAA state tournament on Saturday night.

Friends won by scores of 25-23, 26-24, 21-25, 23-25, 15-11 in the closely-contested contest. There no downstate teams remaining in the tourney, which continues on Tuesday night.

Leading Cape were Rileigh Wilson (17 kills), Breahna Kusen (11 kills, 1 ace), Simran Patel (9 kills), Abigail Derricksosn (3 aces, 10 digs, 17 assists) and Emily Lamb (20 digs).

College field hockey

Delaware 1, James Madison 0: The No. 12 Blue Hens (6-0 CAA, 14-3 overall) finished unbeaten in the Colonial Athletic Association regular season for the third-straight year.

Delaware has won a program-record 24 straight CAA regular-season games.

Junior Femke Strien recorded the game’s lone goal off a penalty corner in the eighth minute. Sophie Giezeman and Emily Kresho assisted on the play.

Redshirt senior Sydney Rhodes picked up her sixth complete-game shutout this season after recording two saves.

The Hens are 15-10 all-time against James Madison and have won seven straight and 10 of the last 11 versus the Dukes.

College soccer

WOMEN, James Madison 3, Delaware 2, OT: The sixth-seeded Dukes used a goal in the 89th minute to force overtime before Sophie Brause’s golden goal gave the Dukes the win in the CAA semifinals.

The Blue Hens led 2-1 after a Riley Dixon goal in the 27th minute.

Twice in the match, Delaware took one-goal leads, beginning just seven minutes into the game as Sara D’Appolonia collected an attempted clearance by JMU and quickly fired on goal from 35 yards out to beat a scrambling keeper.

The Hens would hold that lead for over an hour of game time, until the Dukes’ dramatic rally. Delaware, which had earned the program’s best-ever seed for the women’s soccer championship, saw its season end at 12-7.

College volleyball

Towson 3, Delaware 0: Senior Maria Bellinger had a double-double in the Blue Hens’ three-set (20-25, 21-25, 17-25) loss.

Bellinger had 15 kills and 10 digs for her 25th career double-double, hitting .400 with just one error while adding two denials and an ace. Senior Bailey Pearlman came off the bench to add eight kills and classmate Andie Hanus pitched in with 13 digs.

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