On the Pitch: Week 2 top 10 rankings

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports


Salesianum celebrates after a goal, photo by Mike Lang

The high school boys soccer saw a lot of great action last week and with some of the upsets we saw again last week there are some big changes in the rankings this week.  Sallies beat Caravel on Saturday night in the battle of No. 1 teams 2-0.  Lots of big games this week including some big conference games.  This week’s rankings will have the records and previous ranking before the description of what the team has coming up.


No. 1 Sallies (3-0) (LW No 1.)   The Sals picked up a couple of big wins last week including the 2-0 win vs Caravel The Sals host No. 2 Wilmington Charter on Tuesday night before a long plane trip to Vegas for a pair of games against Nevada teams starting on Thursday.


No. 2 Wilmington Charter (2-0) (LW No. 2)  The Force picked up a conference win over MOT Charter last week.  They have a busy week as they face a pair of rank teams in both Divisions.  They travel to No. 1 Sallies on Tuesday night before hosting No. 6 Conrad on Thursday.


No. 3  Delcastle (2-0) (LW No. 3) The Cougars picked up a conference win over Christiana last week.  They host No. 4 Appoquinimink on Tuesday before hitting the road for a battle with Mount Pleasant on Thursday and a showdown with Friends on Saturday.


No. 4 Appoquinimink (0-1-1) (LW No. 5)  The Jags were off last week but their tough early season continues this week with trips to No. 3 Delcastle on Tuesday.  They then travel to Lewes on Saturday night to face No. 5 Cape Henlopen


No. 5 Cape Henlopen (1-0) (LW No. 6)  The Vikings picked up their first win of the season 4-1 over Smyrna last week.  They face 2 ranked teams this week when they host No. 6 Polytech on Tuesday night and No. 4 Appoquinimink on Saturday night.


No. 6 Polytech (4-0) (LW Unranked)  The Panthers pick up 3 wins last week including a pair of 2-1 wins over Lake Forest and Dover to vault into the rankings this week.  They have a pair of tough road matches this week at Cape on Tuesday and Sussex Academy on Thursday.


No. 7 Sussex Central (1-1-1) (LW No. 7)  The Golden Knights split a pair of games against ranked teams last week as they fell to Sussex Academy 2-0 but defeated Caesar Rodney 2-1.  They host Sussex Tech on Tuesday. 


No. 8 St Georges Tech (1-0) (LW No. 8)  The Hawks kick the season off last week with a win over McKean 3-0.  They have a pair of conference games this week as they host Mount Pleasant on Tuesday before a Thursday night showdown at Odessa 


No. 9 Milford (3-0 (LW Unranked)   The Bucs picked up a pair of wins last week scoring 11 goals total in their 2 wins.  They have a pair of road contest this week as they play at Dover on Tuesday before facing Woodbridge on Thursday


No. 10 Odessa (1-0) (LW Unranked)   Odessa defeated FSMA to open their season last week.  They will have a pair of tough matches this week as they travel to Newark on Tuesday before hosting St Georges Tech on Thursday night


Division 2


No. 1 Caravel (2-1) (LW No. 1)  The defending Champions had a couple of tough matches this week as they beat Tower Hill 3-2 before losing to Sallies in the battle of top ranked teams.  They host St Andrew’s on Tuesday night.  


No. 2 Saint Marks (1-0) (LW No. 2)   The Spartans start their season with a 4-0 win over William Penn.  They have a tough two game road trip this week facing Brandywine on Tuesday and Archmere on Saturday.


No. 3 Indian River (2-0-1) (LW No. 3)   The Indians picked up a pair of wins last week including a 4-0 win over rival Delmar.  They will travel to Laurel on Thursday.


No. 4 Friends  (2-0) (LW No. 4)  The Quakers defeated Tatnall 4-1 last week.  They host a pair of good teams this week as they play Wilmington Christian on Thursday and Division 1 No. 3 Delcastle.


No. 5 Sussex Academy (3-0) (LW No. 5) The Seahawks had a great week on the pitch with a pair of shutout wins over Sussex Central and Laurel.  They will travel to Delmar on Tuesday before hosting Polytech on Thursday.


No. 6 Conrad (3-0) (LW No. 8)  The Red Wolves beat Archmere 4-2 and Odyssey Charter 4-0 last week.  They face the No. 2 rank team in Division 1 Wilmington Charter on Thursday.


No. 7 DMA   (0-0-1) (LW No. 6)  The Seahawks started the season with a 0-0 tie vs Newark Charter.  The Seahawks have 3 road matches this week including night games on Thursday and Saturday,  They pay Tower Hill on Tuesday, Caesar Rodney Thursday, and Odyssey Charter on Saturday,


No. 8  Newark Charter  (0-0-3) (LW No. 9)  The Patriots earned a pair of ties last week including a 0-0 tie against DMA.   They have a pair of home games this week including a match against No. 5 Sussex Academy on Saturday.  They play MOT Charter on Thursday. 


No. 9 Brandywine   (1-1) (LW No.10)  The Bulldogs defeated AI DuPont last week.  They host No. 2 Saint Mark’s on Tuesday night and then they travel to Mckean on Thursday.

No. 10 Sanford (2-0-1) (LW Unranked)  The Warriors enter the rankings after defeating MOT Charter and then earning a 0-0 draw against Tower Hill.  They travel to Claymont to face Archmere on Tuesday before hosting St Andrew’s on Thursday.

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