Indian River will matchup with Archmere Academy for the DIAA semifinals game on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at Appoquinimink HS.
“We are confident in a positive outcome but we know it’s going to be tough,” Kilby said, just hours before the big game.
Kilby is sure his players will step up on the field, namely, McClain Smith and Johan de jesus Cordoba — if they can come together on the offensive side. As for defense, Kilby is expecting Patrick Mochiam, Max Strong and Edgardo Velasquez to hold the team tighter on defense.
With a strong attack and defense, Kilby still knows Archmere plays a good game.
“Archmere is very well organized, they probably have the best coach in the state, Bob Bussiere,” Kilby said. “They’ll have a great game plan against us, I’m sure.”
If Indian River wins this game, they will play in the State Championship game Saturday, Nov. 21 at Smyrna High School.
Cape Henlopen boy’s soccer also has a chance at playing in the State Championship game Saturday which would plot father and son against eachother. Steve Kilby’s son, Patrick Kilby, is the Cape Henlopen boy’s soccer coach, who is also competing for the championship title.
Cape beat Indian River in the regular season and Indian River beat them in a conference game.
“You have to treat it as a game,” Steve Kilby said. “You want your children to do well in whatever they’re doing, except when you’re playing eachother in a soccer game…It’s difficult.”