Appoquinimnk Jaguars vs Archmere Auks girls soccer photo courtesy of Mike Lang

On the Pitch: Week 1 girls soccer rankings

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Appoquinimnk Jaguars vs Archmere Auks girls soccer photo courtesy of Mike Lang

Appoquinimnk Jaguars vs Archmere Auks girls soccer, photo courtesy of Mike Lang

The weather turned colder this week as the season licked off but we started the season with a bang as we had 12 matches involving both teams being the Delaware Live top 10.


Appoquinimink beat two ranked teams by the combined score of 12-0 (Padua 6-0, St Georges Tech).  Sophomore Mariana Catania had 5 goals and 2 assists to lead the Jaguar attack and the team defense only allowed 4 shots total including zero in the win over St Georges Tech.


The top teams play some big matches this week before most of the teams will be taking 7-10 days off for spring breaks.  There are a bunch of top matches and some big conference games as the week goes on.


Here is the week 1 Delaware Live Rankings after the first week of competition.  


Division 1

No. 1 Middletown (1-0)(LW No, 1)  The defending champs opened the season with a big conference win over William Penn.  They host two ranked teams this week No. 6 Odessa on Wednesday and No. 3 Smyrna on Thursday. 


No. 2 Appoquinimink (2-0)(LW No. 2)  The Jags beat two ranked teams by the same 6-0 score (Padua and St Georges Tech)  They host No. 2 Saint Marks on Tuesday and Mount Pleasant on Wednesday.


No.3 Smyrna (0-1)(LW No. 3) The Eagles lost a tough 5-3 decision to Sussex Academy last week.  They host No. 9/Cape Henlopen on Tuesday and travel to No. 1 Middletown on Thursday


No.4 Wilmington Charter (2-1)(LW No. 6) The Force bounced back after a tough 4-1 loss to No. 4 Archmere with wins over CR and No. 8 Delcastle.  They travel to DMA on Wednesday.


No. 5 Polytech (1-0-1)(LW No. 5) The Panthers tied No. 6 Odessa 1-1 and beat No. 9 Delmar 2-1 last week.  They host Dover on Tuesday and Red Lion on Wednesday.


No. 6 Odessa (1-0-1)(LW No. 7) The Ducks tied No. 5 Polytech 1-1 and beat Newark in their first Blue Hen Flight A match.  They travel to Odyssey Charter on Monday and No. 1 Middletown on Wednesday.


No. 7 Padua (0-2)(LW No. 4)  The Pandas lost twice to No. 2 teams (Appoquinimink 6-0 and Saint Marks 2-1OT)  They travel to Sanford on Wednesday.


No. 8 Cape Henlopen (1-1)(LW No. 8)  The Vikings lost a tough one to No. 6 Sussex Academy and beat Woodbridge.  They travel to Sussex Tech on Monday and to No. 3 Smyrna on Tuesday night.


No. 9 Delcastle (1-1)(LW No. 9)   The Cougars won over Mount Pleasant before losing to No. 6 Wilmington Charter.  They travel to Mckean on Monday.


No. 10 Milford (1-0)(LW No. 10)  The Bucs beat Seaford last week.  This week they host Sussex Tech on Tuesday and Delmar on Thursday.


Division 2

No. 1 Caravel (1-0)(LW No.1)   The Bucs defeated Ursuline last week.  They travel to St Andrew’s on Tuesday and Newark Charter on Thursday night.


No. 2 Saint Mark’s (1-0)(LW No. 2)   The Spartans defeated Padua 2-1 in overtime last week.  They travel to Division 1 No. 2 Appoquinimink on Tuesday.


No. 3 Friends (1-0)(LW No. 3)  The Quakers beat No. 9 Conrad 3-2 last week in their home opener.  They host Wilmington Christian on Tuesday. 


No. 4 Archmere (1-0)(LW No. 4)  The Auks beat Division 1 No. 4 Wilmington Charter 4-1.  They travel to No. 8 Newark Charter on Tuesday. 


No. 5 DMA (1-0)(LW No. 5)  The Seahawks picked up a win over MOT Charter 4-0 last week.  This week they travel to Red Lion on Monday and host Wilmington Charter on Thursday.


No. 6 Sussex Academy (2-0)(LW No. 6)  The Seahawks beat two Division q rank teams last week No. 8 Cape Henlopen 4-0 and No. 3 Smyrna 5-3.  They host Laurel on Wednesday. 


No. 7 Indian River (0-0-1)(LW No. 7)  The Indians tied Sussex Tech 1-1 last week.  They host No. 10 Delnar on Tuesday in both teams conference opener. 


No. 8 Newark Charter (1-0)(LW Unranked) The Patriots picked up a win over St Elizabeth’s last week.  This week they host a pair of ranked teams, No. 4 Archmere on Tuesday and No. 1 Caravel on Thursday. 


No. 9 Conrad (1-1)(LW No. 10) The Red Wolves went 1-1 last week with a win over FSMA and a tough 3-2 loss to No. 3 Friends.  This week they travel to Wilmington Christian on Monday and to St Elizabeth’s on Wednesday. 


No. 10 Delmar (0-1)(LW No. 9)  The Wildcats lost 2-1 to Division 1 No. 5 Polytech last week.  They travel to No. 7 Indian River on Tuesday night and travel to Division 1 No. 10 Milford on Thursday night.

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