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Teams start looking toward postseason as 2020 fall high school sports season enters late stages

Mya Lewis of the Spartans attempts to hit the spot between Wilmington Charter defenders Christina Marcin (15) and Haden Helojoki. Dialog photo/Mike Lang

The regular seasons for field hockey, volleyball and boys soccer enter their penultimate week on Monday, so teams are either scrambling to secure a postseason berth or figure out where in the tournament they will fall.

Some of the biggest games this week will take place under the lights. There’s a big field hockey battle at Caravel, a volleyball match with two of the state’s best teams, and the first soccer games at Salesianum’s new home. And the week ends with football, although three of the four games will take place during the day Saturday. (One will end after dark, however.)


Field hockey


St. Elizabeth (0-8) at Ursuline (4-5), 3:45 p.m.

Padua (7-1) at Caravel (8-1), 6:15 p.m. Two of Delaware’s best teams meet under the lights at Bob Peoples Stadium. The host Buccaneers are known for lighting up the scoreboard, but the Pandas allow fewer than one goal a game.


Concord (6-3) vs. Padua, 3 p.m. at Hockessin Montessori School

St. Elizabeth at MOT Charter (2-5), 3:15 p.m.


Padua at Smyrna (1-5-2), 3 p.m.

St. Elizabeth at Delaware Military (3-2-1), 6 p.m.


Ursuline at Saint Mark’s (5-3), noon




Caravel (7-2) at Ursuline (4-4), 3:45 p.m. Ursuline got back into the winning column in its last match, but the Raiders will have their hands full with the Buccaneers. Caravel has won seven straight since opening the season with two losses.

Delmarva Christian (4-5) at Archmere (5-3), 5:15 p.m.


St. Elizabeth (2-7) at Newark Charter (7-1), 3:45 p.m.

Archmere at Padua (6-1), 7 p.m.


Archmere at Conrad (3-5), 3:45 p.m.


Wilmington Charter (2-7) at St. Elizabeth, 6 p.m.


Ursuline at Padua, 5:30 p.m.

Red Lion (7-1) at Saint Mark’s (9-0), 7:15 p.m. The penultimate week of the regular season wraps up with a doozy at Saint Mark’s. The Lions’ only loss came to Diamond State powerhouse Newark Charter. Red Lion hitter Caroline Capps steps into the spotlight against the Spartans’ Julia Yurkovich.





A.I. DuPont (0-4) at Saint Mark’s (4-2-1), 6:30 p.m.

Delaware Military (3-4) at Salesianum (5-1), 7 p.m.


Saint Mark’s at Salesianum, 7:15 p.m. The longtime rivals get together at Abessinio Stadium for the first time.


Delaware Military vs. St. Elizabeth (2-7), 3 p.m. at Alapocas Run State Park


Saint Mark’s at Glasgow (0-7), 11 a.m.




Hodgson (4-0) at Salesianum (2-2), 7:30 p.m. The Sals get back to it at their new home against another top-notch opponent. The defending Division I state champion Silver Eagles are giving up nearly 30 points a contest, but their nonstop offense has put up 49 per game.


Wilmington Charter (0-4) at Archmere (4-0), 11 a.m.

St. Elizabeth (2-2) at Conrad (1-3), 11 a.m.

Saint Mark’s (3-1) at Tower Hill (3-0), 4 p.m. The Spartans likely need a win to keep their Division II playoff hopes alive, and they’ll be tested against the Hillers, a perennial postseason participant. Tower is playing an abbreviated five-game schedule in 2020, and Saint Mark’s represents the toughest opponent on their slate.