Padua vs Smyrna girls soccer photo courtesy of Padua Athletics

On the Pitch: Week 2 girls soccer top 10

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

Padua vs Smyrna girls soccer photo courtesy of Padua Athletics

Padua vs Smyrna girls soccer, photo courtesy of Padua Athletics


The weather doesn’t look good again this week but the good news is there are only 5 matches on the schedule this week as most schools are on their holiday break.


The beauty of soccer is sometimes the final score doesn’t  tell the whole story.  The No. 3 Quakers played Wilmington Christian last week and fell 1-0 in the match where they outshot them 16-2.  The Quakers also had a 10-0 advantage on corner kicks. Sophomore Leah Matthews had 16 saves including a bunch of 10 bell saves.  Matthew’s had 24 saves against ranked teams last week. 


The Saint Mark’s Spartans beat Appoquinimink 2-1 last week in a battle of No. 2 teams.  The Division 2 No. 2 Spartans scored a goal in the first half to take a 1-0 lead into intermission over Division 1 No. 2 Appoquinimink.  Both teams scored in the second half as the Spartans held on for the key non conference win. 


Here is the week 2 Delaware Live Rankings after the second  week of competition.  A light schedule this week.


Division 1

No. 1 Middletown (3-0)(LW No, 1)  The defending champs went 2-0 last week with a 7-0 win over Odessa and a 5-0 win over then No. 3 Smyrna.  


No. 2 Appoquinimink (3-1)(LW No. 2)  The Jags went 1-1 last week with a 2-1 loss against Division 2 No. 2 Saint Mark’s and a win over Mount Pleasant.  


No.3 Wilmington Charter (3-1)(LW No. 4) The Force defeated Division 2 No. 5 DMA 1-0 last week.  


No.4 Polytech (3-0-1)(LW No. 5) The Panthers defeated Dover and Red Lion last week.  


No. 5 Sussex Tech (3-0-1)(LW Unranked) The Ravens went 2-0 last week with a 3-2 win over then No. 8 Cape Henlopen and a 1-0 win over Milford.  


No. 6 Smyrna (1-2)(LW No. 3) The Eagles went 1-1 last week with a 3-1 win over Cape Henlopen and a 5-0 loss to No. 1 Middletown.


No. 7 Padua (0-2)(LW No. 7)  The Pandas got in the win column with a 4-3 win over Sanford last week. 


No. 8 Odessa (2-1-1)(LW No. 6)  The Ducks went 1-1 last week with a win over Odyssey Charter and a loss to No. 1 Middletown.


No. 9 Delcastle (2-1)(LW No. 9)   The Cougars won over Mckean last week.


No. 10 Caesar Rodney (3-1)(LW Unranked)  The Riders beat Sussex Central and Lake Forrest last week.


Division 2

No. 1 Caravel (3-0)(LW No.1)   The Bucs defeated St Andrew’s and Newark Charter ;ast week  Both were by 1-0 scores.


No. 2 Saint Mark’s (2-0)(LW No. 2)   The Spartans defeated Division 1 No. 2 Appoquinimink 2-1 last week.


No. 3 Archmere (2-0)(LW No. 4) The Auks defeated Newark Charter 2-0,


No. 4 Sussex Academy (2-0)(LW No. 6) The Seahawks defeated Laurel in a Henlopen South conference match,


No. 5 DMA (2-1)(LW No. 5)  The Seahawks picked up a win over Red Lion and lost 1-0 to Division 1 No. 4t Wilmington Charter..


No. 6 Indian River (1-0-1)(LW No. 7)  The Indians defeated then No. 10 Delmar 1-0 in a Henlopen South Conference match. 


No. 7 Friends (1-0)(LW No. 3)  The Quakers lost 1-0 to Wilmington Christian last week. They host St Andrew’s on Tuesday and Tatnall on Thursday. 


No. 8 Conrad (3-1)(LW No. 9) The Red Wolves picked up a 2-1 win over Wilmington.Christian and a 9-0 win over St Elizabeth’s.   


No. 9 Newark Charter (1-2)(LW No. 8) The Patriots lost 2-0 to No. 3 Archmere and 1-0 to No..1 Caravel.  

No. 10 Wilmington Christian (2-1)(LW Unrank)  The Warriors enter the top 10 after splitting a pair of games to rank teams.  They lost to the No. 8  Red Wolves 2-1 and beat then No. 3 Friends 1-0.

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