Seven Henlopen schools in field hockey tourney

Seven Henlopen Conference squads are in the 16-team field for the DIAA field hockey state tournament that was determined on Friday morning.

Five-time state champion Cape Henlopen (13-2), whose only two losses were to out-of-state competition, is seeded just fifth by the tourney points system. The Vikings host No. 12 Indian River (10-5) on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in an opening-round game.

The tournament starts with eight first-round contests on either Tuesday or Wednesday, with games beginning at 2:30 p.m.

In Tuesday’s other matchup involving downstate schools, No. 3 Delmar (14-1) hosts No. 14 Lake Forest (8-5-1).

In games on Wednesday, No. 13 Sussex Tech (9-6) plays at No. 4 Tower Hill (14-1), No. 10 Polytech (10-4-1) goes to No. 7 Archmere (11-4) and No. 6 Milford (13-2) hosts No. 11 Concord (9-3-3).

The tournament continues with the quarterfinals on Saturday, Nov. 12.

DIAA state tournament
First round
Games start at 2:30 p.m. unless noted.
Tuesday, Nov. 8
12-Indian River (10-5) at 5 Cape Henlopen (13-2)
14-Lake Forest (8-5-1) at 3-Delmar (14-1)
15-William Penn (9-5-1) at 2-Caravel (14-1), (6 p.m.)
16-St. Georges (9-6) vs. 1-Padua (15-0), at Caravel (8 p.m.)
Wednesday, Nov. 9
9-Conrad (11-4) at 8-Wilm. Friends (11-2-2)
13-Sussex Tech (9-6) at 4-Tower Hill (14-1)
10-Polytech (10-4-1) at 7-Archmere (11-4)
11-Concord (9-3-3) at 6-Milford (13-2)
Saturday, Nov. 12
Sites and times TBA
Tuesday, Nov. 15
At Rullo Stadium, times TBA
Friday, Nov. 15
At Rullo Stadium, 7 p.m.

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