On the Pitch: Week 3 girls soccer top 10

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Ursuline vs DMA girls soccer. Photo courtesy of Mike Lang

The weather doesn’t look good again this week as the girls soccer resumes play for the final 4 week sprint to the state tournament.. 


This week we have a Division 2 semifinal rematch as No. Saint Marks travels to Friends on Tuesday.  These teams split the two matches last season as Friends won 3-0 at Saint Mark’s on May 8th.  Then these two teams met in the semifinals on May 31st at Saint Marks.  The Spartans won that one 4-2.  This is the rubber match in the last 12 months as the Quakers host the Spartans.


The Padua Pandas tough schedule continues this week as they face two more ranked teams.  They opened the season at Division 1 No. 2 Appoquinimink, then played Division 2 No, 2 Saint Mark’s.  Now this week they have a pair of road matches against ranked teams.  They play No. 3 Wilmington Charter and No. 6 Smyrna. 


Here is the week 2 Delaware Live Rankings after the third week of competition. 


Division 1

No. 1 Middletown (3-0)(LW No, 1)  The Cavs return from the break with two home games, as they host Christiana on Tuesday and DMA on Friday.


No. 2 Appoquinimink (3-1)(LW No. 2)  The Jags have a toad match at Newark Charter on Monday night and they host No. 8 Odessa on Wednesday.


No.3 Wilmington Charter (3-1)(LW No. 4) The Force host No. 7 Padua on Tuesday and host MOT Charter on Thursday.


No.4 Polytech (3-0-1)(LW No. 5) The Panthers have a busy week against some of the toughest Henlopen teams.  They travel to No. 6 Smyrna on Tuesday night, then travel to Division 2 No. 4 Sussex Academy on Thursday. 


No. 5 Sussex Tech (3-0-1)(LW Unranked) The Ravens travel to Delmarva Christian on Tuesday and Delmar on Thursday night.


No. 6 Smyrna (1-2)(LW No. 3) The Eagles have a big week as they host No. 4 Polytech on Tuesday night in a big Henlopen North match, then host No. 7 Padua on Thursday night.


No. 7 Padua (1-2)(LW No. 7)  The Pandas travel to No. 3  Wilmington Charter on Tuesday and to No. 6 Smyrna on Thursday night.


No. 8 Odessa (2-1-1)(LW No. 6)  The Ducks host No. 9 Delcastle on Monday and travel to No. 2 Appoquinimink on Wednesday.


No. 9 Delcastle (2-1)(LW No. 9)   The Cougars travel to No. 8 Odessa on Monday and host St Georges Tech on Wednesday.


No. 10 Caesar Rodney (3-1)(LW Unranked)  The Riders travel to Milford on Monday and then to Division 2 No. No. 6 Indian River on Thursday.


Division 2

No. 1 Caravel (3-0)(LW No.1)   The Bucs host ECHS on Wednesday and travel to Tower Hill on Saturday afternoon.


No. 2 Saint Mark’s (2-0)(LW No. 2)   The Spartans travel to Friends on Tuesday.


No. 3 Archmere (2-0)(LW No. 4) The Auks travel to No. 7 Conrad on Wednesday and host Ursuline on Friday


No. 4 Sussex Academy (2-0)(LW No. 6) The Seahawks host Woodbridge on Saturday, then host Division 1 No. 4 Polytech on Thursday.


No. 5 DMA (2-1)(LW No. 5)  The Seahawks start a busy week by hosting Ursuline on Monday night.  They also host No. 8 Newark Charter on Wednesday and travel to Division No. 1 Middletown on Friday


No. 6 Indian River (1-0-1)(LW No. 6)  The Indians host conference rival Seaford on Tuesday before hosting Division 1 No. 10 Caesar Rodney on Thursday.


No. 7  Conrad (3-1)(LW No. 8)   The Red Wolves come back from spring break with a conference battle as they host No. 3 Archmere on Wednesday.  They host ECHS on Friday.


No. 8 Newark Charter (1-2)(LW No. 9) The Patriots host Division 1 No. 2 Appoquinimink on Monday and travel to No. 5 DMA on Wednesday.  


No. 9 St Andrew’s (1-1)(KW Unrank) The Saints brat then No. 7 Friends 1-0 last week.  They travel to Sanford on Tuesday and Tatna;; on Thursday.  They host No. 10 Wilmington Christian on Saturday.

No. 10 Wilmington Christian (2-1)(LW No. 10)  The Warriors resume their season schedule with three games this week.  They host Odyssey Charter on Tuesday, and Sanford on Thursday.  They travel to No. 9 St Andrews on Saturday.

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