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Big matchups await in field hockey, volleyball

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Field hockey and volleyball are – to use another sport’s term – rounding third for the regular season. Both sports have a few compelling matchups this week as the playoff picture becomes more focused. Read more »

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Strong service game leads Auks to sweep of Quakers

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CLAYMONT – The Archmere Auks served up 13 aces in their sweep of the visiting Friends Quakers on Oct. 12.  The sixth-ranked Auks won by set scores of 25-11, 25-10 and 25-13. Read more »

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Volleyball showdown looms on girls schedule for the week

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A battle between the top two teams in high school volleyball comes to Wilmington on Wednesday, but that is not the only intriguing matchup on the girls’ schedule this week. Both field hockey and volleyball have entered the second half of the regular season, and the games take on added postseason implications. 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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Living up to the hype: No. 3 Pandas need five sets to upset top-ranked Raiders

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WILMINGTON – The momentum – and the scoreboard – were tilted in Ursuline’s favor when the Raiders met archrival Padua in a key Catholic Conference volleyball showdown Oct. 4. The Raiders, ranked first in the state by 302Sports.com, won the second and third sets and needed just one more to escape with a win.

But the third-ranked Pandas reached deep and went deep into their bench to roar back for a 3-2 triumph in front of an overflowing sellout crowd inside Padua’s steamy gymnasium. Set scores were 25-23, 15-25, 21-25, 25-19 and 15-6. Padua remained unbeaten at 9-0 while handing Ursuline its first setback. The Raiders are 6-1. Read more »

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A few big battles scheduled this week in girls sports

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A relatively light week on the girls’ sports schedule includes some big matchups, particularly in volleyball. 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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No. 1 Raiders use big hitting, superb defense to overcome St. Mark’s

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WILMINGTON – Two of the state’s best volleyball teams met Sept. 28, and they did not disappoint. Ursuline hosted St. Mark’s in a Catholic Conference showdown, and the host Raiders left with an entertaining, hard-fought 3-1 win in front of a spirited crowd.

Set scores were 25-19, 19-25, 25-17, 25-15. Read more »

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Lucey picks up 1000th career assist to help Pandas sweep St. Elizabeth

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WILMINGTON – Padua senior Emma Lucey hit a big milestone on Sept. 26 when she earned her 1000th assist in the third-ranked Pandas’ sweep of the St Elizabeth Vikings. The set scores were 25-16, 25-6, 25-11. Read more »

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Top girls teams meet each other in field hockey, volleyball

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Summer has turned into fall, which means it’s the meat of the girls’ fall sports season. Some enticing matchups await this week. Read more »

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