Cape Henlopen boys lacrosse Mike Guenther looks to pass. Photo courtesy of Dave Frederick

Quick Stick: Week 5 boys lacrosse top 10

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Cape Henlopen boys lacrosse Mike Guenther looks to pass. Photo courtesy of Dave Frederick

Cape Henlopen boys lacrosse Mike Guenther looks to pass. Photo courtesy of Dave Frederick

The boys’ lacrosse season heats up this week and we are hoping the weather is nice as it was on Saturday. The season has 4 weeks left as teams are trying to make their state tournament push.


This Friday all eyes will be on the showdown at Abinsseno Stadium as No. 1 in Delaware and, No. 17 (USA Lax) Sallies host No. 2 (USA Lax) Lawrenceville (NJ).  The Sals come into this one 10-0 on the season including wins over St Mary’s (MD) and Chaminade (NY) who were both ranked by USA Lax when the Sals played them.  The Sals have outscored their opponents 152-39 on the season.  Game time is 6 PM on Friday night.


There are 4 undefeated teams left in the state: Sallies (10-0), Smyrna (8-0), Caravel (7-0), and Friends (6-0).  This could be the week we lose a few more.  Sallies plays the second rank team in the nation on Friday and then the third rank team in the nation on the following Saturday.  Smyrna plays No. 2 Cape Henlopen and No. 5 Caesar Rodney this week.  Friends has a meeting with No. 6 Tatnall this week, then host No. 2 Cape Henlopen next  week.   


Here is the new Delaware Live rankings heading into the sixth  week of competition.


No. 1 Sallies (10-0)(LW No. 1)  The Sals beat Radnor (PA) on Saturday in a match up of nationally ranked teams 17-3.  The Sals host the No. 2 team in the nation according to USA Lax on Friday night when Lawrenceville (NJ) comes to town.


No. 2 Cape Henlopen (6-2)(LW No. 2)  The Vikings went 2-0 last week after defeating  No. 5 Caesar Rodney and Dover.  The Vikings are road warriors this week with trips to Milford on Wednesday, Smyrna on Friday and Broadneck (MD) on Saturday.


No. 3 Archmere (4-4)(LW  No. 3) The Auks went 2-0 last week with a conference win over Conrad  and  No. 7 Appoquinimink.. They host Sanford on Tuesday and Wilmington Charter on Thursday.


No. 4 Friends (6-0)(LW No. 4)  The Quakers defeated conference rival Sanford last week to remain unbeaten,  They host Tatnall  on Wednesday and travel to DMA on Friday.


No. 5 Caesar Rodney (5-1)(LW No. 5)  The Riders went 1-1 last week falling to No. 2 Cape Henlopen and then getting a win against Sussex Central.  They travel to Smyrna on Wednesday and host Sussex Tech on Friday.. 


No. 6 Tatnall (5-3)(LW No. 6) The Hornets went 1-0 last week with a win over Sanford on Thursday. They host Sussex Academy on Monday and travel to No. 4 Friends on Wednesday.


No. 7 Smyrna (8-0)(LW No. 8) The Eagles defeated Sussex Central and Sussex Tech last week. They host No. 5 Caesar Rodney on Wednesday and No. 2 Cape Henlopen on Friday.


No. 8 Caravel (7-0)(No. 10) The Bucs defeated Indian River last week.  They travel to Bewark Charter on Friday night.


No. 9 Saint Mark’s (6-1)(LW No. 9)  The Spartans went 2-0 last week with  wins over No. 7 Appoquinimink  and DMA.  They travel to St Andrew’s on Thursday and Sussex Academy on Saturday.

No. 10  Appoquinimink (5-0)(LW No. 7) The Jags lost to two ranked teams last week as they fell to No. 8 Saint Mark’s and No. 3 Archmere.  They host Concord on Tuesday, travel to Queen Anne’s County (MD) on Thursday, and head to St Georges Tech on Saturday.

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