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Battle between volleyball unbeatens highlights schedule for boys Catholic high school teams in Diocese of Wilmington

Aidan Mahoney winds up to take a shot for the Auks in front of the Force's Joseph Meara. Dialog photo/Mike Lang

Boys volleyball is in just its second season as a championship sport in Delaware, and two title contenders will do battle this week with their respective perfect records on the line. It’s also a significant rivalry week, with rivals meeting on the baseball diamond in New Castle County, as well as crosstown foes getting together to wrap up the week with a lacrosse game.

Don’t forget to confirm dates and times before making the trip. Schedules are always subject to change.


Tuesday, April 30

St. Elizabeth (2-9) at Wilmington Charter (3-6), 3:45 p.m.

Archmere (7-3) vs. Delaware Military (9-2), 4 p.m. at Newark National Little League. This is the first of two meetings between the Auks and Seahawks this week, but the first one counts toward the Diamond State Athletic Conference standings. Archmere brings a solid lineup to the plate to face the defending state champs, whose pitching staff is among the stingiest in Delaware.

Ss. Peter and Paul at St. Vincent Pallotti, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, May 1

Salesianum (7-3) at Saint Mark’s (10-3), 4 p.m. The rivals square off for the only time this season after meeting each other twice for what seems like an eternity. The Sals’ pitching has been very good, having given up two runs or less in their last six games. The Spartans have some arms themselves, with two shutouts in their last three games.

Thursday, May 2

Delaware Military at Archmere, 4 p.m.

Chapelgate Christian at Ss. Peter and Paul, 4 p.m.

Saturday, May 4

St. Elizabeth at Brandywine (9-2), 11 a.m.

Archmere at Wilmington Charter, 11 a.m.

Saint Mark’s at St. Georges (7-4), 11 a.m.

Cape Henlopen (11-2) vs. Salesianum, noon at Dyer Field, Claymont



Monday, April 29

Delcastle (2-6) at Saint Mark’s (7-2), 4 p.m.

IMG Academy (Fla.) at Salesianum (10-1), 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30

Delaware Military (3-6) at Archmere (6-4), 3:45 p.m.

Saint Mark’s at Concord (6-5), 3:45 p.m.

Gerstell at Ss. Peter and Paul (9-3), 4 p.m.

Friday, May 3

Ss. Peter and Paul at Park, 4 p.m.

Saturday, May 4

Wilmington Friends (8-0) at Archmere, 11 a.m. The Quakers and Auks both have big postseason aspirations, and they’ll get to see what each other has in this Penna Strong game, in whch the Archmere community remembers a fallen Auk. The Quakers allow the fewest goals per game of any team in the state, which will be a challenge for the talented Auks attackers.

Salesianum at Malvern (Pa.), noon

Saint Mark’s at Tower Hill (4-4), 1 p.m.

Ss. Peter and Paul at Easton, 4 p.m. The Sabres make the short trip to rival Easton, and while there are no conference titles on the line, city bragging rights are. Ss. Peter and Paul closes out a busy week against the Warriors and has three games remaining on the schedule after this one.



Monday, April 29

Tatnall (2-5) at Archmere (5-5), 4 p.m.

Mount Pleasant (5-5) at Salesianum (13-0), 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 1

Conrad (5-5) at Archmere, 4 p.m.

Salesianum at Wilmington Charter (10-0), 5 p.m. The last two unbeaten teams get together. The Force has lost just two sets all season, while Salesianum has not dropped one. Both feature multiple weapons, including Ido Rosenblatt and Mason Muzzey for the Force, and Cody Popp and Andrew Mahoney for the Sals.

Friday, May 3

Middletown (1-9) at Archmere, 4 p.m.



Monday, April 29

Smyrna (6-3) at Archmere (8-1), 3:45 p.m.

Brandywine (7-3) vs. Salesianum (4-5), 4 p.m. at Delcastle Recreation Center

Tuesday, April 30

Salesianum at Concord (4-5), 3:30 p.m.

St. John’s Catholic Prep at Ss. Peter and Paul (5-8), 4 p.m.

Archmere at Wilmington Friends (4-3), 4 p.m.

Wednesday, May 1

Wilmington Charter (5-0) vs. Salesianum, 4 p.m. at Delcastle Recreation Center

Friday, May 3

Ss. Peter and Paul at ESIAC championship, 10 a.m. at Worcester Prep, Berlin

Archmere at Wilmington Charter, 3:30 p.m.

Caesar Rodney (8-3) vs. Salesianum, 4 p.m. at Delcastle Recreation Center



Tuesday, April 30

Salesianum and Saint Mark’s, time TBA at Abessinio Stadium

Thursday, May 2

Archmere and St. Elizabeth at Diamond State Athletic Conference championship, 3:30 p.m. at Newark Charter

Friday, May 3

Saint Mark’s and Salesianum at Hoka Henderson Invitational, time TBA at West Chester (Pa.) Henderson High School

Saturday, May 4

Salesianum at East Coast International Showcase, time TBA at Prince George Sports Complex, Landover, Md.