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Catholic schools moving toward postseason as field hockey, boys soccer regular seasons come to end

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A Padua defender gets her stick down to stop this Saint Mark's attempt. Dialog photo/Mike Lang

The schedule is a bit light this week as the regular seasons come to a close for field hockey and boys soccer. By the end of the week, teams will know whether they have done enough to continue playing into the postseason.

Girls

Field hockey

Monday

Conrad (7-7) vs. St. Elizabeth (5-8), 3:45 p.m. at Hokessin Montessori School

Tuesday

Ursuline (5-8) at Delaware Military (9-3-1), 3:30 p.m.

Archmere at Wilmington Charter (13-1), 3:45 p.m. The winner of this one will be the champion of the Diamond State Athletic Conference. Both the Auks and Force will be in their respective state tournaments, Archmere in Division II and Charter in Division I. Goalkeepers Ava Hughes of the Auks and Kaylee Hudson of the Force will be key.

Christiana (4-7-2) vs. St. Elizabeth, 3:45 p.m.

Wednesday

Padua (7-7) at Ursuline, 3:45 p.m.

Thursday

Saint Mark’s (9-5) at MOT Charter (2-10), 3:45 p.m.

 

Boys

Soccer

Monday

Archmere (6-7-1) at Conrad (6-7), 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday

Salesianum (12-2) vs. Wilmington Charter (11-1), 3:30 p.m. at Hockessin Soccer Club. The Sals end the regular season on the turf of their former home pitch in Hockessin. The Force are a formidable foe; these two teams are both Division I state championship contenders. The Sals feature Jake Ross on offense, while Charter counters with the skilled Matt Capretto.

St. Elizabeth (0-13) at Odyssey Charter (3-10), 3:30 p.m.

McKean (9-4) at Saint Mark’s (10-3), 6:30 p.m.

Thursday

MOT Charter (5-7-1) at Saint Mark’s, 3:45 p.m.

 

Football

Friday

McKean (4-4) at Saint Mark’s (8-1), 7 p.m.

Dover (5-3) at Salesianum (6-2), 7:30 p.m. The Sals will have their hands full with the Senators, who have seen a resurgence under former Wesley College coach Chip Knapp. Running back Jakwon Kilby has been stellar for Dover. The Sals have been under the steady hand of freshman quarterback Ryan Stoehr.

Saturday

Brandywine (0-7) at Archmere (5-2), 11 a.m.

Polytech (2-6) vs. St. Elizabeth (8-0), 7 p.m. at Abessinio Stadium

 

Cross country (co-ed except where noted)

Saturday

New Castle County championship, time TBA, Winterthur