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Kochie paces Auks in four-set win over Smyrna in volleyball tournament

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WILMINGTON – Archmere opened the 2017 volleyball season at Smyrna on Sept. 9, going home with a workmanlike 3-0 victory. The Auks defeated Smyrna once again on Nov. 4 in the second round of the state tournament, but this one was much tougher.

It took four sets this time, but the eighth-seeded Auks are moving on after a 3-1 win over the No. 9 Eagles at Salesianum. The Auks won by scores of 24-26, 25-20, 25-17, and 25-18. Read more »

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Thomson, Sachs lead second-ranked Hillers to sweep of Auks

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WILMINGTON – Senior Alex Thomson and junior Maddie Sachs combined for 35 kills and 31 digs to lead the second-ranked Tower Hill Hillers to a sweep of No. 6 Archmere on Oct. 5. The set scores were 25-20,25-21 and 25-15. Read more »

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Archmere uses multi-pronged attack, 21 aces to turn away Red Lion

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CLAYMONT – Archmere had watched Red Lion’s volleyball team turn an eight-point deficit into a win in the third set of the team’s match on Sept. 29, and the Auks may have had a sense of deja vu when the Lions headed down the same path with a three-point run midway through the fourth. This time, however, the Auks clamped down, scoring 12 of the final 15 points for a 3-1 Diamond State Athletic Conference win on homecoming weekend.

 

The set scores were 25-22, 25-13, 25-27, 25-11. Archmere improved to 5-2 and handed the Lions their first loss after seven wins to open the season. Read more »

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Auks volleyball impresses in season-opening trip to Smyrna

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SMYRNA – Archmere knew its first volleyball match of the 2017 season would be a challenge, but after an early push by Smyrna, the second-ranked Auks took control and went on for a 3-0 sweep on Sept. 8. Set scores were 25-17, 25-9 and 25-20. Read more »

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Auks volleyball returns nucleus, excited about possibilities

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At Archmere, it’s business as usual for the Auks, which means one of the toughest schedules in the state and a likely high seed come tournament time. The Auks won the state title in 2014, reached the final in 2015 and fell to Ursuline, 3-2, in last year’s semifinal round.

Archmere lifts the lid on the 2017 slate with a tough trip to Smyrna this afternoon at 5 p.m. Read more »

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Raiders outlast Auks in five sets, advance to first volleyball title match since 2012

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MILLTOWN – Ursuline’s young volleyball team had allowed Archmere to tie Nov. 10’s semifinal volleyball playoff match at two sets apiece in ugly fashion, falling 25-12 in the fourth set. But instead of folding, the Raiders rallied, outlasting the second-seeded Auks in the deciding fifth, 15-12, to earn a berth in the state championship match Monday night at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark.

Set scores were 15-25, 25-23, 25-21, 12-25 and 15-12. The sixth-seeded Raiders will face off against the defending champion, No. 4 Delaware Military Academy, at approximately 7 p.m. It will be Ursuline’s 17th championship appearance and its first since 2012. Read more »

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Auks overcome early deficit, advance with win over Newark Charter

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CLAYMONT – Archmere’s volleyball team kept its season going with a 3-1 win over Newark Charter on Nov. 5. The set scores were 25-27, 25-13, 25-11 and 25-20. The Auks advanced to the quarterfinal round with the win.

Freshman Julia Kochie led the way for the home team with 14 kills and 18 digs, while junior Lexi Kelly added 11 kills. Read more »

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No. 1 Archmere topples second-ranked Padua in volleyball sweep

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WILMINGTON – Archmere, playing its first match since losing a five-set marathon at Wilmington Friends on Tuesday night, came out with a purpose on Oct. 21, sweeping host Padua in convincing fashion. Set scores were 25-21, 25-22 and 25-17 in front of a rocking sellout crowd that turned out to watch the two two teams in Delaware battle just a week before the end of the regular season.

The top-ranked Auks used a balanced attack and perhaps their finest defensive effort of the season to take down the No. 2 Pandas. Lexi Kelly led the way with nine kills, while Julia Kochie and Faith Merritt added seven apiece. Kochie also played stellar defense, collecting 13 digs. Archmere used superb positioning all night to counter the effectiveness of Padua’s all-state hitter, Emily Jarome, which also led to a number of uncharacteristic errors on the Pandas. Read more »

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Quakers upset Archmere in five-set volleyball thriller

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ALAPOCAS – When it comes to the attack for the Wilmington Friends’ volleyball team, Dani Nathan is the straw that stirs the drink. And while the sophomore had a superb outing Oct. 18 against Archmere, she had lots of support from Delaney Martin and Alexandra Musi.

It was Musi, in fact, who sent match point off the tape and the hands of an Auks defender as Friends picked up a five-set, come-from-behind win over Archmere, the No. 1-ranked and last undefeated team in the state. The scores in the marathon match were 21-25, 25-23, 21-25, 25-16 and 15-11, which provided the Quakers with their first win in a five-setter this season in three opportunities. Read more »

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Auks volleyball passes stiff test vs. St. Mark’s

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CLAYMONT — Third-ranked Archmere and fifth-ranked St. Mark’s put on quite a show on the volleyball court Sept. 27 at the Moglia Fieldhouse, with the Auks needing five sets to survive the Spartans. For Archmere, it was the first of a four-match stretch during which they will also meet Wilmington Charter, Delaware Military Academy and Ursuline, all ranked in the top seven.

Set scores were 25-17, 22-25, 25-21, 15-25 and 15-5. For Archmere (6-0), it was the first match against a top-10 team. Read more »

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