Girls have a busy week with eye on the postseason


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Playoffs begin Saturday in two of the girls’ sports, meaning there are some important lacrosse and soccer games this week. There is still a week and a half left in the softball regular season. In a change of format, this preview is separated by sport.




Archmere at Concord, 3:30 p.m. The second-ranked Auks should be in the eight-team field that starts on Saturday but a win over 8-5 Concord wouldn’t hurt.

St. Andrews at St. Mark’s, 3:45 p.m. The Spartans are 6-7 and probably won’t be in the playoffs, but they could finish the season strong.

St. Thomas More at Glasgow, 6 p.m. The Ravens are 3-9 heading into this one.


Ursuline at Charter, 3:30 p.m. The Raiders are 9-3 but have lost three of their last four. It does not get easier with 12-1 Charter.

St. Thomas More at West Nottingham Academy (Md.), 4 p.m.


Cape Henlopen at Ursuline, 3:45 p.m. Cape’s Vikings are the state’s best team.

St. Mark’s at Concord, 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday is the final day of the regular season. The eight-team tournament begins Saturday. Pairings will be available toward the end of this week.




Charter vs. Padua, at Wilmington University, 3:30 p.m. The top two teams in the state will face off in what could be a championship preview. The Pandas are 11-0-1, while Charter is 12-0.

Archmere at A.I. DuPont, 6:30 p.m. The Auks are the top team in Division II, while A.I. is a top-five team in Division I. Both teams are seeking momentum heading into the post season.

Ursuline at Christiana, 3:30 p.m. The Raiders are 5-7-1.

St. Elizabeth at Sanford, 4 p.m.

Appoquinimink at St. Mark’s, 3;45 p.m. The Spartans need a win to get over .500 and stay alive for a playoff bid.


Padua at Archmere, 3:45 p.m.

Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security at St. Thomas More, 4:15 p.m.

Middletown at Ursuline, 3:30 p.m.


Middletown at St Elizabeth, 3:30 p.m.

Padua at St. Mark’s, 3:45 p.m.

Wilmington Christian at Archmere, 3:45 p.m.

Delmar at St. Thomas More, 4:15 p.m.


Wednesday marks the end of the regular season. The Division II tournament starts Saturday with 12 teams, some of which will have a bye. Division I tournament play begins next week with eight teams qualifying. Seedings and schedules will be available later this week.


Softball (by school)

Archmere: Monday vs. Delmarva Christian, 4 p.m. Tuesday at Wilmington Christian, 3:45 p.m. Thursday vs. Mount Pleasant, 3:45 p.m. Sunday at St. Thomas More, 3 p.m.

Padua: Monday vs. Ursuline, 3:45 p.m. at the Midway Softball complex. Saturday at Caravel, 7 p.m.

St. Mark’s: Tuesday at William Penn, 3:30 p.m. Thursday at A.I. DuPont, 3:45 p.m. Friday at Cape Henlopen, 4:15 p.m.

St. Elizabeth: Monday vs. St. Thomas More, 3:45 p.m. Wednesday vs. A.I. DuPont, 3:45 p.m. Saturday at Middletown, 11 a.m.

St. Thomas More: Monday at St. Elizabeth, 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at Delaware Military Academy, 4 p.m. Thursday at Christiana, 3:45 p.m. Sunday vs. Archmere, 3 p.m.

Ursuline: Monday at Padua, 3:45 p.m. Wednesday vs. McKean, 3:45 p.m. Thursday at Woodbridge, 4:15 p.m. Saturday vs. Smyrna, noon.