With the Easter Triduum beginning on Thursday, the Catholic schools will get nearly all of their games and matches in by Wednesday, although there will be a few items on Thursday’s agenda. The recent rain has started to put a squeeze on the schedules as schools attempt to make up lost dates.
This week begins with a bang in Bear, as Ss. Peter and Paul’s girls lacrosse team makes a rare trip to New Castle County to meet Caravel. Saint Mark’s softball will be tested under the lights, and the Spartans’ soccer team prepares to take on perennial power Padua.
Padua (1-4) vs. Ursuline (3-1), 3:30 p.m. at Talleyville Girls Softball Complex
Archmere (5-2) at Saint Mark’s (5-1), 4 p.m.
Archmere at Wilmington Charter (2-2), 3:45 p.m.
St. Elizabeth (0-3) vs. Newark Charter (4-1), 3:45 p.m.
Cape Henlopen (2-3) vs. Padua, 3:45 p.m. at Midway Softball Complex
Saint Mark’s at Red Lion (4-1), 7 p.m. The Spartans and Lions meet under the lights in a battle of one-loss teams. It will be a contrast in approaches. Saint Mark’s has been lights-out in the circle with junior Ryleigh Thomas pitching gem after gem, but Red Lion is all about the offense, averaging nearly 10 runs per contest entering this week.
St. Elizabeth vs. Ursuline, 3:30 p.m. at Talleyville Girls Softball Complex
Caesar Rodney (6-1) vs. Padua (3-2), 3:30 p.m. at Hockessin Soccer Club
Sanford (3-1) at Saint Mark’s (4-1), 3:45 p.m.
St. Elizabeth (0-3) at Delaware Military (3-2), 3:30 p.m.
Saint Mark’s vs. Padua, 3:30 p.m. at Hockessin Soccer Club. The Spartans and Pandas play in different divisions, so this regular-season meeting takes on even more meaning for the clubs. The Spartans’ high-octane offense takes on the Pandas, who have allowed eight goals in five games, just one of those in three outings against Delaware opponents.
Newark Charter (2-2-1) at Archmere (5-1-1), 3:45 p.m.
William Penn (0-2) vs. Ursuline (4-0), 3:30 p.m. at Rodney Street Courts
Padua (2-1) vs. Saint Mark’s (3-2), 3:45 p.m. at Banning Park
Tower Hill (2-2) vs. Ursuline, 3:30 p.m. at Rodney Street Courts
Archmere at Middletown (1-2), 3:45 p.m.
Padua at Tatnall (0-3), 3:45 p.m.
Ss. Peter and Paul (3-0) at Calverton, 4 p.m.
Saint Mark’s at Wilmington Friends, 4 p.m.
Appoquinimink (2-4) at Saint Mark’s (1-2), 4 p.m.
Ss. Peter and Paul (7-0) at Caravel (5-2), 5 p.m. The Sabres take their lone trip out of Maryland to meet the Buccaneers in a late-afternoon tussle. Ss. Peter and Paul has bull-rushed opponents this season, averaging nearly 20 goals per game. After a 1-2 start, Caravel has found its stride with four straight wins.
Ursuline (2-2) at Garnet Valley (Pa.), 3:30 p.m.
Wilmington Charter (4-2) at Archmere (5-1), 4 p.m.
Padua (1-1) at Smyrna (4-2), 4 p.m.
Saint Mark’s at Tower Hill (3-0), 3:45 p.m.
Wilmington Friends (4-1) at Ursuline, 3:45 p.m.