The Sals Darius Gavris defends during the DIAA Boys D1 Soccer championship at Dover High School Photo courtesy of Don Blake

On the Pitch: Preseason boys soccer rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

  The high school boys soccer season kicks off Wednesday afternoon so it’s a great time for the first installment of On the Pitch.  In this week’s edition we will rank the top 10 teams in each Division along with who they play this week. Defending champions top the rankings in both divisions. Division 1 soccer No. 1 Sallies  The …

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Soccer champs: Sallies over Charter, Caravel blanks St. Marks

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

The Salesianum Sals went on to win their second straight DIAA Division I Boys Soccer state championship and twenty first overall. Sallies defeated Wilmington Charter by a score of 4-1 at Dover high school.  The Sals scored two goals in each half of the game. In the first half Jake Ross scored the first goal then assisted Gianluca Marroni for …

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Caravel crowned Division II Boys Soccer State champs

Nick HallidaySports

Photo courtesy of the DIAA Caravel Academy scored 4 goals in the second half to defeat St Andrew’s 4-0 in the Division II boys soccer state championship.  Caravel came into the tournament as the #2 seed defeating #7 Archmere, #11 Delmar en route to the championship against the lowest seeded team the #12 seed St. Andrews. St. Andrews was the …

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Caravel boys’ advance in Division 2 soccer tournament

Joe SinglesSports

Archmere visited Caravel Saturday evening in the second round of the boys’ Division 2 soccer state tournament. After a cold first 10 min of the game being played in Archmere’s defensive third, the Buccaneers would eventually capitalize on their possession, scoring the first of two goals within 5 minutes of each other. Zayd Aktar would score the first goal off …

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Newark Charter boys upset Saint Mark’s on penalty kicks 

Joe SinglesSports

The one seed, St. Mark’s went into Saturday’s matchup with #9 seed Newark Charter hoping the cold and rainy conditions would favor their methodical approach to the game. However, the Spartans fell behind quickly as Newark Charter scored the first goal of the contest early in the first half, not only giving them the lead but forcing the Spartans to …

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St. Benedict’s Prep hands Salesianum its second loss of the season Saturday night. 

Joe SinglesSports

St Benedicts Soccer, photo courtesy Tom Horak | For NJ Advance Media National soccer powerhouse St. Benedict’s Prep visited Abessinio Stadium Saturday evening for a high school boys’ soccer battle versus Salesianum. The St. Benedict’s Prep Gray Bees came into the match ranked #2 in the nation in addition to being 4-time defending high school national champions. Although not breaking …