Saint Mark’s girls lacrosse team plays three games in four days to start the first week of May. That kind of workload will become more common as teams scramble to finish out the regular season in various sports. That’s a lot of work for those teams, but good news if you’re the type who enjoys high school competition.
The Spartans’ girls teams have some big matchups this week. The softball team, for example, hosts Padua on Monday afternoon for the second time this year. There are other interesting softball games on tap, as well as lacrosse and a few big soccer matches. Archmere travels to unbeaten Friends on Monday, while on Wednesday evening, Caravel and Padua will get together under the lights at Abessinio Stadium.
Concord (7-2) at Saint Mark’s (5-3), 3:45 p.m. The Spartans look to get a win over an opponent ahead of them in the standings as tournament visions begin to emerge. Moira Marcozzi and Abby Catts are among Saint Mark’s weapons, while the Raiders counter with Lucia Gray and Kathleen Marchiani.
Padua (2-8) at Archmere (10-0), 4:30 p.m.
Ss. Peter and Paul at Worcester Prep, 4 p.m.
Saint Mark’s at Middletown (6-6), 6:30 p.m.
Ss. Peter and Paul at Salisbury School, 4 p.m.
Ursuline (7-1-1) vs. Padua, 4:30 p.m. at Chase Fieldhouse
Archmere at Conrad (2-6), 4:45 p.m.
Wilmington Charter (9-1) at Saint Mark’s, 6 p.m.
Archmere at Ursuline, 4 p.m. The Auks travel to Serviam Field for a showdown with the Raiders. Both teams score and allow roughly the same number of goals. Sara Denning and Becca Olsen are among the Auks’ goal scorers, while Claire Fowler and Olivia O’Hara lead the Raiders.
Wilmington Friends (5-7) vs. Padua, 11 a.m. at Chase Fieldhouse
Easton at Ss. Peter and Paul, noon
Padua (7-3) at Saint Mark’s (9-1), 4 p.m. The Pandas stayed close the Spartans when they met on March 28, falling by just two runs. The pitching matchup between Padua’s Lauren Schurman and the Spartans’ Carly Maxton takes center stage.
Ursuline (3-2) at Archmere (3-5), 4:30 p.m.
Concord (5-4) at Saint Mark’s, 4 p.m.
Padua vs. Ursuline, 4 p.m. at Midway Softball Complex
Red Lion (4-3) at Archmere, 4:15 p.m.
Ursuline at Conrad (4-5), 3:45 p.m.
Middletown (7-3) vs. Padua, 3:45 p.m. at Midway Softball Complex
Hodgson (2-7) at Archmere, 4:15 p.m.
Brandywine (5-4) at Saint Mark’s, noon
Polytech (7-2) vs. Padua (6-2), 3:30 p.m. at Hockessin Soccer
Delaware Military (7-2-1) vs. St. Elizabeth (0-7), 3:30 p.m. at Banning Park
Archmere (6-2) at Wilmington Friends (9-0-1), 3:45 p.m. The Auks will face another quality opponent when they meet the Quakers. Friends has allowed just three goals all season, and the offense is balanced.
Saint Mark’s (9-0) at Delmarva Christian (3-7), 4 p.m.
Ursuline (1-7) at Tower Hill (2-5), 4 p.m.
MOT Charter (3-6) vs. St. Elizabeth, 3:30 p.m. at Banning Park
Archmere at Delaware Military, 3:45 p.m.
Caravel (8-1-1) vs. Padua, 7 p.m. at Abessinio Stadium. These two teams play in different divisions, which means they don’t play in the postseason. But the regular-season tilts have become must-watch soccer. Padua’s Maddie Mosier and Caravel’s Alaina Alston lead the offensive charge.
McKean (0-6) at Ursuline, 4 p.m.
Saint Mark’s at Newark Charter (5-5), 5 p.m.
St. Elizabeth at Conrad (7-3), 3:45 p.m.
Appoquinimink (6-2) at Saint Mark’s, 10:30 a.m.
Tower Hill vs. St. Elizabeth, noon at Banning Park
Track and field
Archmere at Diamond State Athletic Conference championship, 4 p.m. at Wilmington Charter
Padua, Saint Mark’s and Ursuline at Catholic Conference meet, 3 p.m. at Abessinio Stadium
Tatnall (2-6) vs. Padua (3-3), 3:30 p.m. at Salesianum
Ss. Peter and Paul at Gunston, 4 p.m.
Saint Mark’s (3-5) at Appoquinimink (4-3), 3:45 p.m.
Worcester Prep at Ss. Peter and Paul, 4 p.m.
Archmere (7-1) at Sanford (2-7), 4:30 p.m.
Padua at Smyrna (4-3), 3 p.m.
Conrad (5-2) vs. Ursuline (4-3), 3:30 p.m. at Rodney Street Courts
Mount Pleasant (2-6) at Saint Mark’s, 3:30 p.m.
Archmere at Wilmington Charter (4-3), 3:45 p.m.