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Big matchups in field hockey, volleyball on early season schedule


Some of the field hockey and volleyball teams got started last week, but everyone is scheduled to suit up in the first full week of sports. Eyes will be on Bear for a prime-time field hockey battle between Padua and Caravel, and the Pandas also have the premier volleyball game on the slate.

Field hockey


St. Thomas More (0-0) at Delmarva Christian (1-0), 4 p.m.

Ss. Peter and Paul (1-0) at Gunston, 4 p.m.


Newark Charter (1-0) at Saint Mark’s (0-0), 3:45 p.m.

St. Elizabeth (0-0) at Ursuline (0-0), 3:45 p.m.

Padua (0-1) at Caravel (1-1), 7:15 p.m. The state runners-up in Division I and Division II, respectively, meet under the lights at Bob Peoples Stadium. Both the Pandas and the Buccaneers lost their first games this season, although Caravel picked up a victory in the meantime.


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

Tome (Md.) at St. Thomas More, 4 p.m.


St. Elizabeth at Archmere (0-1), 3:45 p.m.

Ursuline at Dover (0-1), 5:30 p.m.


Middletown (0-0) at Saint Mark’s, 12:30 p.m.




Padua (0-0) at Wilmington Charter (2-0), 5:15 p.m. Two of the big dogs get together for an early-season tile in the noise at Charter. Padua defeated the Force early on last year, and Charter did not lose again on its way to the state championship. Both teams feature big hitters and steady defense. The Force already have two matches against quality opponents under their belt, while the Pandas will be playing their first match.

Saint Mark’s (1-0) at Friends (0-1), 5:30 p.m. The Spartans were impressive in a sweep of St. Georges to open the campaign. Friends took Wilmington Charter to five sets on opening night. Defense will be the key in this one; the liberos had better get some extra stretching in before the first serve.

St. Elizabeth (0-1) at Archmere (1-0), 6:15 p.m.


Archmere at MOT Charter (0-1), 5 p.m.

Friends at Padua, 5:30 p.m.

St. Andrew’s (1-0) at St. Thomas More (0-0), 5:30 p.m.


Salisbury Christian at St. Thomas More, 4 p.m.

St. Georges (0-1) at St. Elizabeth, 7:15 p.m.

Smyrna (0-1) at Saint Mark’s, 7:15 p.m.


Padua at Notre Dame (Pa.), 2 p.m.