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Homecoming Games Wrap Up

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The JV girls cross country team smile after a great race in Manhattan.

Last week marked Archmere’s Homecoming Spirit Week. Throughout the week students showed their school spirit by dressing up as senior citizens, babies, and tacky tourists. This was not the only way Auks showed their school pride though. This week Archmere’s fall sports teams had their Homecoming games and many students came out to support the Auks on the field and court. 

To start off the week on Saturday, 10/7, the Volleyball team took on Appoquinimink HS. Unfortunately, the girls lost in a tight, 5-set game that ended 3-2. Luckily, the team worked hard and their luck changed when they beat DMA in straight sets 3-0. This luck continued for the Auks Homecoming game against Conrad, which they won 3-0. This was Archmere’s first Homecoming game of the year, and the excitement from the packed student section could be felt all throughout the gym. 

After their long break from games, the Field Hockey team began their week ready to put on a strong showing. To start off their week, they took on the Padua Pandas and left with a 4-1 win. With 2 goals from Maura Read, 1 goal each from Kirsten Wenger and Maddie Cowan, and 4 saves from each Goalkeeper, the team left in high spirits. On Thursday, they faced the Newark Charter School Patriots, who had a 9-1 record. With an early thriller goal by Maura Read, the Auks were up 1-0 until the last couple minutes of the game when the Patriots scored to tie it up. Unfortunately, the team could not come through in overtime, and they left with a heartbreaking loss. They did not let this get them down because they bounced right back with a clutch 5-0 win against DMA for their homecoming game. They face MOT Charter and the Charter School of Wilmington this week, and they look to clinch their playoff spot.

On the 14th Archmere’s Cross Country team traveled all the way to Manhattan in New York City for the Manhattan Invitational race. Despite the bad weather, the Auks had a great time at the meet. The girl’s team placed 3rd and the boy’s team placed 7th. In the varsity girls race, Maddie Priest ‘24 placed 4th, Helen Socorso ‘25 placed 15th, and Alaina Thomas ‘27 placed 18th. In the boys varsity race, Richie Angiullo ‘25 placed 8th. When asked about the race, co-captain of the girl’s team Helen Socorso ‘25 said that “All of the girls worked really hard, and despite all of the rain and cold temperatures, everyone ran really well.”   

The Football team took on Mt. Pleasant HS in Archmere’s Homecoming game. The boys played incredibly and won in a blowout, 41-0. Quarterback Miles Kempski ‘24 threw for 2 touchdowns and 136 yards. The rain could not stop the Auks from coming out to support their team and help them obtain a victory over Mt. Pleasant for Homecoming. 

Last but not least, the Soccer team had a week very similar to Field Hockey as they collected 2 wins and 1 loss by the end of the week. With 2 clutch goals by senior Jason Lotkowski, the team was able to beat rival Tatnall, 2-1. This win was offset by their unfortunate loss against Newark Charter School. They came back stronger than ever for their Homecoming game by beating Woodbridge 7-2, with a hat trick from Karol Diaz ‘24 and 3 other goal scorers. The team has a busy week ahead with games against Smyrna, St. Mark’s, and DMA. 

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