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Catholic high school fall sports enter stretch run with busy week

Archmere hosted Delaware Military in field hockey last week. The Auks battle Tatnall in one of this week's premier matchups in any sport. Dialog photo/Mike Lang

The postseason for high school fall sports is just a few weeks away, but the various teams still have some regular-season matchups to get through before tournament time.

In field hockey, two contenders for deep postseason runs meet up, while the volleyball court will host battles between traditional powerhouses several times. The boys’ side features Salesianum soccer making the trip to northern New Jersey for the annual battle with national power St. Benedict’s Prep. And a full weekend of football awaits.


Field hockey


Saint Mark’s (7-3) at Wilmington Charter (8-1), 3:45 p.m.


St. Elizabeth (3-5) at Dickinson (5-4), 3:30 p.m.

Tatnall (11-0) at Archmere (10-1), 3:45 p.m. Two of the best teams in Division II go at it on the turf at Archmere. Archmere scores the second-highest number of goals per game at 5.8, while the Hornets are fourth at 5.1. Tatnall has allowed just two goals all season, just ahead of the Auks’ four.

Tower Hill (3-5) vs. Padua (3-6), 3:45 p.m. at Chase Fieldhouse


Saint Mark’s at A.I. DuPont (0-7), 3:30 p.m.

Ursuline (4-5) at Caravel (4-5-1), 6:15 p.m.


Archmere at Tower Hill, 3:45 p.m.


Padua vs. St. Elizabeth, 3:30 p.m. at Hockessin Montessori School

Wilmington Charter at Ursuline, 3:45 p.m.

St. Michaels at Ss. Peter and Paul (8-1), 5:30 p.m.


TBA vs. Ss. Peter and Paul, 12:30 p.m.




St. Elizabeth (2-8) at William Penn (4-7), 5:15 p.m.


Ursuline (4-7) at Wilmington Charter (5-5), 5:15 p.m.

Saint Mark’s (10-1) at Archmere (8-2), 6 p.m. The Spartans have been on top of the state’s rankings all season, but last week they suffered their first loss in almost three years. They take on the Auks, who have quietly put together a solid season.

Padua (4-6) at Tower Hill (9-1), 6:30 p.m.


Salisbury Christian at Ss. Peter and Paul (6-4), 5 p.m.


Conrad (3-7) at Archmere, 6 p.m.

Saint Mark’s at Middletown (8-3), 6 p.m.

Padua at Wilmington Friends (4-5), 6:15 p.m.

St. Elizabeth at Delaware Military (8-4), 6:30 p.m.


St. Elizabeth at Brandywine (6-4), 5:30 p.m.

Ursuline at Delmarva Christian (10-1), 6:15 p.m.


Appoquinimink (6-4) at Archmere, noon





Tatnall (1-5-3) at Archmere (5-4-1), 3:45 p.m.

Glenelg at Ss. Peter and Paul (3-5), 4 p.m.


Saint Mark’s (9-2) at Wilmington Christian (1-6-1), 4 p.m.


MOT Charter (3-5-1) vs. St. Elizabeth (0-9), 3:30 p.m. at Alapocas Run State Park

Friends School of Baltimore at Ss. Peter and Paul, 4 p.m.

Dickinson (2-7) at Salesianum (10-1), 7:30 p.m.


Dickinson vs. St. Elizabeth, 3:30 p.m. at Chase Fieldhouse

Ss. Peter and Paul at Indian Creek, 4:15 p.m.


Newark Charter (3-3-3) at Archmere, 11 a.m.

Salesianum vs. St. Benedict’s Prep (N.J.), 3 p.m. at Riverfront Park. The Sals and Gray Bees have been playing each other for several years, with St. Benedict’s Prep taking a 5-0 win last season at Abessinio Stadium. The Gray Bees are currently ranked first in the country in the United Soccer Coaches and Prep Soccer polls, and they have not lost since 2018. Salesianum, however, ended a 71-match St. Benedict’s winning streak with an overtime win in 2013.




Saint Mark’s (6-1) at Delaware Military (3-3), 7 p.m. The Spartans returned to the winning column on Oct. 14, but they face a tough battle in their final road game of the regular season. Two of the Seahawks’ losses have come against out-of-state powers. Last year, DMA handed the Spartans a loss at the Graveyard; the road team has won three of the last four in this series.


Archmere (4-2) at Caesar Rodney (0-7), 11 a.m.

Salesianum (5-1) at William Penn (2-4), 1 p.m.

St. Andrew’s (3-3) vs. St. Elizabeth (6-0), 7 p.m. at Abessinio Stadium


Cross country (co-ed except where noted)


Ss. Peter and Paul vs. Chapelgate Christian and Indian Creek, 4:15 p.m. at Indian Creek High School (boys only)


Saint Mark’s, Ursuline and Salesianum at Killens Invitational, 3 p.m. at Killens Pond State Park, Felton