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Playoffs Begin

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Mike Lang, the Dialog
Maura Read ‘25 scoring a goal in the Quarterfinal game against DMA.

This week marked the first round of the fall sports playoffs. The Field Hockey and the Volleyball teams both competed in their first rounds, while the football team had their second to last regular season game, and the cross country team ran in the county championship. 

The Football team had another great win this week. The Auks took on Odessa High School and won, 47-21. Quarterback John Orsini had an excellent game, throwing for 162 passing yards and 5 passing touchdowns. Also, Cole Fenice ‘24 had 82 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, and 1 receiving touchdown, and Ryan Hagenberg ‘26 had 83 rushing yards and 1 receiving touchdown. The team has their final regular season game against Wilmington Friends next week. Although it will be a tough game, spirits are high after 5 consecutive victories.

The Cross Country team competed in the New Castle County Championship over the weekend. The Boys placed fourth overall. Their top finishers were Camilo Alvarez ‘24 (17th), Richie Angiullo ‘25 (19th), and Owen Parsons ‘26 (25th). The girl’s team also did great, placing third overall. Their top runners were Maddie Priest ‘24 (13th), Alaina Thomas ‘27 (17th), and Helen Socorso ‘25 (18th).  Looking ahead, the team only has one more race this season, the DIAA Championship meet, which is sure to be an exciting race for the Auks. 

The Field Hockey team’s strong performance at the end of their regular season provided them the opportunity to compete in the first round of state playoffs. They gained the #6 seed in the tournament, allowing them to play a lower seed and get a home-field advantage. They played DMA on Wednesday at 2:00 at home. They went into this game confident since they had won 5-0 when they played this team earlier in the season. Luckily, this confidence carried over into the final result as the auks came away with a strong 6-1 win. Maura Read ‘25 logged her 4th Hat Trick of the season along with Carly Polsky ‘25’s 2 goals and Cecilia Patino ‘26’s 1 goal. This win guaranteed their spot in the Quarterfinals at Caravel Academy on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. They look to advance their season even longer and continue their win streak. 

The volleyball team had a similar end of the regular season and the first round of playoffs. After gaining a 14th seed placement and home-court advantage, the Auks looked to face Caravel Academy, the 19th seed on Thursday at 6:30. Since they beat the Buccaneers earlier in the season, hopes and optimism were high going into this game. The Auks came through and gained the 3-2 win over the Bucs. This strong performance allowed the Auks a spot in the Quarterfinals to play at Caesar Rodney HS on Saturday at 6:30 pm. 

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