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Key matchups mark volleyball, field hockey schedules

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For The Dialog

 

This girls’ week has some good matchups as teams prepare for their respective playoff push. And if you like to see the Catholic schools play each other, the latter part of this week is for you.

Volleyball

Tuesday

Archmere (5-3) at Wilmington Friends (7-2), 5:15 p.m. The Auks have won two in a row but now face a Friends team that is having a great year against the state’s toughest schedule.

Delaware Military Academy (9-0) at St. Elizabeth (4-6), 5:30 p.m. The Vikings will have to play their best for the upset.

St. Mark’s (6-4) at A.I. DuPont (5-5), 6 p.m. The Tigers have lost three straight, while the Spartans have been playing better and almost upset second-ranked DMA last Thursday night.

Caravel (6-4) at Padua (8-3), 6:45 p.m. The Pandas rebounded after a loss to Unionville (Pa.) last Monday with a win at Newark Charter on Friday night, but the Buccaneers, behind senior Caroline Davis, will provide a stiff test.

Charter (11-0) at Ursuline (5-4), 7:15 p.m. The top-ranked Force have only lost one set all year, but the Raiders upset a powerhouse Pennsylvania team last week and played well in a lost to Concord.

Thursday

Padua at Friends, 5:15 p.m.

Ursuline at Archmere, 6:15 p.m.

St. Elizabeth at St. Mark’s, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Newark Charter (9-4) at St. Thomas More (4-7), 11 a.m.

Archmere at Conrad (8-2), 2:45 p.m.

St. Elizabeth at Ursuline, 5 p.m

 

Field hockey

Tuesday

Wilmington Christian (8-2) at Archmere (2-8-3), 3;45 p.m. The Auks face a tough test as the season winds down.

Sanford (9-1) at Padua (8-1), 3:45 p.m. The fourth-ranked Warriors have been good this year and they travel to fifth-ranked Padua in my field hockey game of the week.

St. Andrews (2-7) at St. Thomas More (4-4-1), 4 p.m. The Ravens got a tie against the Auks last time out and would like to end the season strong.

Ursuline (6-3-1) at Charter (6-2-2), 3:45 p.m.

Thursday

St.. Thomas More at St. Elizabeth, 4 p.m.

Friday

Conrad (7-1-1) at Archmere, 3:45 p.m.

St.. Mark’s (5-5-1) at Padua, 3:45 p.m. The Spartans have won three straight since losing to Padua, 2-0. The Pandas’ tough closing stretch continues.

Saturday

St.. Elizabeth at Ursuline, 11 a.m.