It’s crunch time for the spring sports teams, some of whom are entering the final full week or two of the regular season with nearly half a schedule to play. That kind of busy-ness gives spectators a great opportunity to go out and support these players as they push toward the postseason or the end of their campaigns.
A few big lacrosse games highlight the schedule, with Ss. Peter and Paul taking on a Delaware powerhouse. The slate also includes a potential soccer tournament battle, and a meeting of two of the best pitchers in Delaware softball.
Archmere (13-0) at Tatnall (11-1), 4 p.m. Powers Archmere and Tatnall meet on the turf at Tatnall in a possible postseason preview. Auks goalie Ellie DiCarlo will face lots of pressure from the Hornets’ Lydia Colasante and Kali Clayton.
Ursuline (8-2-1) at Sussex Academy (9-4), 5:30 p.m.
Ss. Peter and Paul at Cape Henlopen (12-1), 5:30 p.m. The Sabres cross state lines for a battle with Delaware’s defending state champion. Ss. Peter and Paul’s goal scorers include Evelyn Murphy, Hattie Messick and Morgan Quade. They’ll face perennial power Cape, with talent that includes Lulu Rishko, Claire Lopez and Carrie Clausius.
Appoquinimink (3-10) vs. Padua (2-11), 7:45 p.m. at Abessinio Stadium
Archmere at Dover (6-7), 4 p.m.
Caravel (7-5) at Ursuline, 5 p.m.
Padua at Newark Charter (8-5), 3:45 p.m.
Worcester Prep at Ss. Peter and Paul, 6:30 p.m.
Smyrna (8-5) at Saint Mark’s, 7:15 p.m.
Tatnall at Ursuline, 4 p.m.
Saint Mark’s at St. Andrew’s (0-12), 1 p.m.
Padua (8-4) at Polytech (8-5), 4:15 p.m.
Cape Henlopen (9-5) at Archmere (5-5), 4:30 p.m.
Archmere vs. Newark Charter (5-7), 3:45 p.m. at Folk Park
Saint Mark’s vs. Ursuline, 4 p.m. at Midway Softball Complex
Christiana (7-6) at Archmere, 4 p.m.
Sussex Central (11-3) at Saint Mark’s, 4 p.m.
Wilmington Charter (8-4) vs. Padua, 4:30 p.m. at Midway Softball Complex
Ursuline at Archmere, 4 p.m.
Saint Mark’s at Appoquinimink (10-2), noon. The Spartans head below the canal for a meeting with one of the top programs in the state. The pitching is likely to stand out, as the Spartans’ Carly Maxton goes head-to-head with Savannah Laird of the Jaguars.
Brandywine (6-7) vs. Ursuline, noon at Midway Softball Complex
Conrad (8-4) at Archmere (8-2), 3:45 p.m.
Ursuline (3-7) at Christiana (2-8), 4 p.m.
Wilmington Friends (10-1-1) at Saint Mark’s (11-1), 4:30 p.m. The Spartans and Quakers meet in what could be a preview of a Division II state tournament matchup. Saint Mark’s is dealing with injuries, but the Spartans are still a dangerous team that features Kaileigh Brady on defense and Marissa Cirillo in goal. The Quakers have a lot of scorers, including Reagan Brady and Cecilia DiPrinzio.
Padua (7-3) at Middletown (8-2-1), 6:15 p.m.
Archmere at Sanford (3-7), 4:45 p.m.
St. Elizabeth vs. Padua, 7 p.m. at Abessinio Stadium
Ursuline at Saint Mark’s, 7 p.m.
Ursuline at Concord (4-7), 3 p.m.
Archmere at Indian River (8-3-1), 5 p.m.
Padua at Newark Charter (6-7), 3:30 p.m.
Track and field
Archmere, Padua, Saint Mark’s, St. Elizabeth and Ursuline at the New Castle County championships, Abessinio Stadium. Meet begins at 4 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday.
Tatnall (2-9) at Archmere (8-1), 4 p.m.
Salisbury Christian at Ss. Peter and Paul, 4 p.m.
William Penn (2-6) vs. Ursuline (6-3), 3:30 p.m. at Rodney Street Courts
Saint Mark’s (4-5) at Tatnall, 3:45 p.m.
Archmere at Sanford (4-7), 4 p.m.
Padua vs. Ursuline, 3:30 p.m. at Rodney Street Courts
Saint Mark’s at Brandywine (6-4), 3:30 p.m.
Ursuline vs. Newark Charter (3-6), 3:30 p.m. at Barksdale Courts
Tower Hill (12-0) vs. Padua, 3:30 p.m. at Rodney Street Courts
Concord (3-7) vs. Saint Mark’s, 3:30 p.m. at Banning Park
Archmere at Wilmington Friends (8-3), 4:15 p.m.