St. Thomas More to host volleyball state tourney matches

MAGNOLIA – St. Thomas More will now host a doubleheader in the first round of the volleyball state tournament after the DIAA made some schedule changes on Monday.

In the two opening-round games now being played on Thursday at St. Thomas More, No. 14 Delmarva Christian (8-6) will face No. 19 Sanford (8-7) at 6 p.m. with the 13th-seeded Ravens (11-4) then hosting No. 20 Brandywine in the 7 p.m. contest.

Single matches will now be played at Tower Hill where the Hillers host Newark Charter at 6 p.m. and at Wilmington Charter, where the Force host Concord at 6 p.m.


DIAA state tournament

First round

Thursday, Nov. 5

At Cape Henlopen

9-Cape Henlopen (13-2) vs. 24-Conrad (8-7), 6 p.m.

16-Delmar (10-5) vs. 17-Appoquinimink (10-5), 7 p.m.

At St. Thomas More

14-Delmarva Christian (8-6) vs. 19-Sanford (8-7), 6 p.m.

13-St. Thomas More (11-4) vs. 20-Brandywine (12-3), 7 p.m.

At Tower Hill

12-Tower Hill (10-5) vs. 21-Newark Charter (9-6), 6 p.m.

At St. Mark’s

10-St. Mark’s (8-7) vs. 23-Red Lion Christian (6-9), 6 p.m.

15-St Elizabeth (6-9) vs. 18-Tatnall (8-7), 7 p.m.

At Wilmington Charter

11-Wilmington Charter (10-5) vs. 22-Concord (6-9), 6 p.m.

Second round

Saturday, Nov. 7

At McKean

1-Delaware Military (16-0) vs. Cape Henlopen/Conrad, 6 p.m.

8-Polytech (10-5) vs. Delmar/Appoquinimink, 7 p.m.

At Wilmington Friends

4-Wilmington Friends (12-2) vs. St. Thomas More/Brandywine, 6 p.m.

5-Ursuline (11-4) vs. Tower Hill/Newark Charter, 7 p.m.

At Brandywine

2-Padua (12-3) vs. St. Mark’s/Red Lion Christian, 6 p.m.

7-Smyrna (13-2) vs. St. Elizabeth/Tatnall, 7 p.m.

At Archmere

3-Archmere (13-2) vs. Delmarva Christian/Sanford, 6 p.m.

6-Caravel (15-0) vs. Wilmington Charter/Concord, 7 p.m.


Tuesday, Nov. 10

Two matches at St. Mark’s, times TBA

Two matches at St. Elizabeth, times TBA


Thursday, Nov. 12

At St. Mark’s TBA


Monday, Nov. 16

At Carpenter Center

Third-place match, 5:30 p.m.

Championship match, 6:30 p.m.



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