The sports section has never been the place to find fashion tips, but we do have some advice for fans attending tonight’s Archmere-St. Elizabeth volleyball game at the St. E Center.
The schools’ sixth annual Serve for the Cure matchup begins at 7. The event has raised $48,437 since 2007, with all proceeds going to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, which is part of the Christiana Care Health System.
“The whole gym is pink,” St. Elizabeth coach Danielle Smulski said. “The girls get special jerseys. We’ll wear black this year because we’re hosting, and Archmere will wear pink. We play with a pink ball. All of the girls really love it.”
Both teams are involved in raising funds through selling sponsorships and T-shirts. Fans can also participate in a quilt raffle and 50/50 drawing, in addition to seeing some high-level volleyball. St. Elizabeth is struggling at 2-7 this year, but Archmere (8-0) is ranked third in the state.
When Moyer Academy finally got a chance to start its football season last Friday, the Titans came out of the gate flying.
Keith Turner-Simmons returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown to launch Moyer to a 21-0 victory over Ferris School.
Turner-Simmons added a 25-yard touchdown run and quarterback Malik Mack found the end zone from 15 yards out as Moyer did all of its scoring in the first quarter. The game was called after the second quarter due to injuries on the Ferris team.
The Titans played a junior varsity schedule last year, and will tackle a varsity schedule with 20 players this season. Moyer will play its homecoming game against Bergen Tech (N.J.) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Baynard Stadium.
“We wanted to make sure all our I’s were dotted and all our T’s were crossed before we did anything,” coach Terron Tippens said. “The players have responded well so far. They’ve been chomping at the bit to get out on the field.”
The St. Georges volleyball team was thrilled to reach the state tournament for the first time last year. This season, the Hawks want to make some postseason noise.
St. Georges is off to a 7-0 start, including the program’s first wins over Middletown and Appoquinimink. The Hawks will play three times this week – home tonight against Caravel, home Wednesday against Hodgson and at Delcastle on Friday.
St. Georges went 10-7 last season, but went undefeated in Blue Hen Flight B to earn the final spot in the state tournament. That resulted in a 3-0 loss to top-seeded Archmere, but the Hawks returned everyone from that team. And they added Sarah Coyne, a 6-foot-3 sophomore who transferred from Red Lion Christian.
“She has definitely helped out a lot,” St. Georges coach Lindsay Miller said of Coyne. “By her senior year, I think she’ll be the best middle hitter in the state.”
Miller said outside hitters Sam Immediato and Shayne Sullivan are playing well, along with setter Haley Dunfee. And the Hawks may be even better next season, as Immediato and libero Amy Hazewski are the only two seniors making big contributions now.
“Our serve receive is definitely what I wanted to improve upon from last year, and that has gotten a lot better,” Miller said. “I’d like to see more offense and quicker offense out of the middle. Our outsides are who we go to the most, so I’d like to see more from the middle.”
Miller said tonight’s game against Caravel represents the Hawks’ toughest test so far. St. Georges is also out to avenge a five-set loss to Delcastle last year.
“We really hope to earn a better seed in the tournament this year,” Miller said. “That would give us a much better chance to win a game or two.”