Delmar field hockey wins fourth straight state title


GEORGETOWN, De- The Delmar field hockey team added another peg in their era of domination, defeating Indian River 6-3 to capture their fourth straight DIAA state championship.

The Wildcats got off to a fast start, with Olivia Twilley scoring just a few minutes into the game. The initial lead would not last long, with IR coming right back one minute later and getting a goal from Kayler Townsend. Although the scoring pace would slow down, it would not stop from Delmar. The Wildcats scored three more goals (Twilley, Logan Walls, Maci Bradford) while IR scored one, before halftime to give Delmar a 4-2 lead headed into the locker room.

In the second half, both teams continued to put goals in the cage. Josie Hollamon got her first goal of the game off a corner to extend the Wildcats lead to 5-2. IR would again make it a two-goal game with a score from Emma Ruley with 8:30 to go in the game. Delmar would get one last score off a corner as time-expired, as Hollamon beamed in one of her patent missiles for good measure on the game’s final play.

Delmar’s 6 goals is the most all-time in a championship game in DIAA history. The teams also broke a record for combined goals (9) in a title game. The win was the 62nd straight victory for the Wildcats.

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