The weather has turned a bit cooler heading into the week, but that is certain not to bother the young athletes. Weather will not be a factor at the week’s biggest volleyball match, and, on the boys’ side, it’s a big week for the Salesianum soccer program.
Padua (1-0) vs. St. Elizabeth (0-3), 3:45 p.m. at Hockessin Montessori School
Saint Mark’s (3-0) at Ursuline (1-2), 3:45 p.m.
Gunston at Ss. Peter and Paul, 3:30 p.m.
St. Elizabeth at Archmere (3-0), 3:45 p.m.
Newark Charter (2-0) at Ursuline, 3:45 p.m.
Padua at Archmere, 3:45 p.m.
St. Elizabeth at Delaware Military (2-0), noon
Ss. Peter and Paul (0-1) at Worcester Prep, 4 p.m. If you plan on seeing the Sabres in action this season, this is the last week you can do so. Ss. Peter and Paul is playing an abbreviated schedule, which ends with a pair of games this week.
Salisbury School at Ss. Peter and Paul, 4 p.m.
Archmere (1-0) at Delaware Military (1-1), 5:30 p.m.
Ursuline (1-0) at Delmarva Christian (2-0), 6:15 p.m. The Raiders are a known quantity among casual volleyball fans, but people should be paying attention as well to Delmarva Christian. The Royals have dominated their conference in recent seasons and are regularly ranked in Delaware.
St. Elizabeth (2-1) at Saint Mark’s (2-0), 7:15 p.m.
MOT Charter (1-1) at Archmere, 6:15 p.m.
Saint Mark’s at Padua (2-0), 7:15 p.m. The last time these teams met, it was in front of about 2,500 hundred people at the Bob Carpenter Center in the state championship match. This one will be played with just the junior varsity teams in the bleachers, but the intensity promises to be as high as normal for a clash of this magnitude. Both teams are experienced and deep with wins over quality opponents.
Wilmington Charter (0-1) at Padua, 2 p.m.
St. Elizabeth (0-3) at Saint Mark’s (0-1), 3:30 p.m.
Salesianum (2-0) at Malvern Prep (Pa.), 3:45 p.m.
Annapolis Area Christian at Ss. Peter and Paul, 4 p.m.
St. Elizabeth at Archmere (1-1), 3:45 p.m.
Brandywine (2-0) at Saint Mark’s, 3:45 p.m.
Salesianum at Appoquinimink (2-0), 6 p.m. The Sals and Jaguars have built up quite a rivalry in the past several years. Appoquinimink is one of the few teams that could pose a threat to the Sals’ Division I dominance. Last year, the Sals built a 3-0 lead, only to see the Jags score twice in five minutes and nearly leave Wilmington with the win.
Archmere at Wilmington Charter (0-1), 3:45 p.m. The Auks and Force have been the cream of the Diamond State Athletic Conference in recent years. The two goalkeepers could be the difference in this one, as Archmere features Niko Triantafillou, while the Force counter with Owen Freeman.
Saint Mark’s at A.I. DuPont (0-2), noon
Delcastle (1-2) at Salesianum, 4 p.m. While the finishing touches are still being taken care of, the field at Abessinio Stadium is ready for action, and the Sals and Delcastle will test out the artificial surface on a late Saturday afternoon.
Delaware Military (1-0) vs. St. Elizabeth (0-1), 7 p.m. at Delaware Military Academy. The Vikings will be the home team against DMA. This game was moved to a Wednesday because of a scheduling conflict, so all eyes will be on Fusco Memorial Field.
Salesianum (0-1) at Dover (0-1), 7 p.m.
Lake Forest (0-1) at Saint Mark’s (1-0), 7 p.m.
Archmere (1-0) at Red Lion (1-0), 7:30 p.m.