Fields around the state will be busy all week as girls high school sports turn it up a gear as the seasons enter their second half.
Delmarva Christian (4-3) at Archmere (3-7), 3:45 p.m.
Polytech (1-9) vs. Padua (4-5), 3:45 p.m. at Midway Softball Complex
Wilmington Charter (6-4) vs. St. Elizabeth (4-6), 4 p.m. at Canby Park
Padua at Red Lion (6-2), 7 p.m.
St. Elizabeth vs. Padua, 3:45 p.m. at Midway Softball Complex
Christiana (2-2) vs. Ursuline (2-3), 3:45 p.m. at Talleyville Softball Complex
Saint Mark’s (9-1) at Newark (2-3), 4 p.m.
Archmere at William Penn (8-4), 4 p.m.
Archmere at Delcastle (1-3), 4 p.m.
Middletown (5-4) vs. St. Elizabeth, 11 a.m. at Canby Park
Ursuline at Delmarva Christian, noon
Padua at Delmar (5-5), 1 p.m.
Conrad (4-4) at St. Elizabeth, 2:30 p.m. at Canby Park
Padua (7-0) at Middletown (6-2), 3:30 p.m.
Wilmington Charter (6-1) at Archmere (4-1), 3:45 p.m. The winner of this battle will be in good shape in the Diamond State Athletic Conference, although the Auks’ next opponent, Newark Charter, also is in the mix. Normally, neither of these teams has trouble scoring, but goalkeeping is also a strength of both the Force and the Auks.
Red Lion (3-4) at Ursuline (6-2), 3:45 p.m.
Wilmington Friends (5-3-1) at Saint Mark’s (8-0), 4 p.m.
St. Elizabeth (2-7) at Brandywine (6-1), 6:30 p.m.
Saint Mark’s vs. St. Elizabeth, 4 p.m. at Alapocas Run State Park
Padua at Wilmington Charter, 3:30 p.m.
Ursuline vs. Wilmington Christian (0-2), 3:30 p.m. at Hockessin Montessori School
Newark Charter (4-2-1) at Archmere, 3:45 p.m.
Saint Mark’s at Delmarva Christian (2-6), 3:45 p.m.
MOT Charter (1-5) vs. Padua, 3:30 p.m. at Hockessin Soccer Club
William Penn (2-4) at Ursuline, 3:45 p.m.
A.I. DuPont (1-7) vs. St. Elizabeth, 4 p.m. at Alapocas Run State Park
Dover (5-2) at Archmere (5-2), 3:45 p.m. Dover brings its tough defense to Claymont to meet the Auks. Archmere likes to give its scoreboard a workout, so this contest will be a contrast of styles.
Wilmington Charter (5-3) vs. Padua (0-5), 3:45 p.m. at Chase Fieldhouse
Wilmington Friends (6-1) at Saint Mark’s (4-3), 3:45 p.m.
Appoquinimink (1-5) vs. Padua, 3:45 p.m. at Chase Fieldhouse
Tatnall (7-0) at Ursuline (5-1), 3:45 p.m. These Division II standouts meet on the grass at Serviam Field. Tatnall is the highest-scoring team in the state in terms of goals per game, and the Hornets also are among the stingiest, allowing just 3.6 goals per. The Raiders have been scoring almost at will, and they took powerhouse Cape Henlopen down to the wire a few weeks ago.
Worcester Prep at Ss. Peter and Paul, 4 p.m.
Saint Mark’s at Polytech (4-4), 5 p.m.
Newark Charter (4-5) at Archmere, 11 a.m.
Padua vs. Ursuline, 4:30 p.m. at Abessinio Stadium