As the season winds down, here are the closest conference races:
Boys soccer standings
James M. Bennett (9-1, 8-0) Next game: Tuesday at Easton (9-1).
Huge win against Mardela gave them south title. The Clippers will be a team to watch in the Bayside title game on Oct. 26 at Washington College and in the 3A playoffs.
Parkside (8-4, 6-2) Next game: Tuesday at Queen Anne’s.
The loss against Bennett was the killer. Even if Bennett lost to Crisfield (Clippers won 1-0), the Rams lose the tiebreaker because of the early-season 3-2 loss.
The Rams will be a strong 2A playoff team despite missing out on the Bayside Championship game. However, Thursday’s loss at Washington might raise some eye brows.
Crisfield (6-4, 5-3) Next game: North Dorchester on Tuesday.
One of the surprise teams of the south, the Crabbers might have not gotten the division title, but will be a threat in the 1A playoffs.
“They are playing up to their potential, and they have worked hard all year,” head coach Harold Frock said earlier in the season. “And it’s not just this year, but five to six years strong. That’s what you have to do especially in a small town.”
Girls soccer standings
Parkside (8-2, 6-1) Next game: Monday versus North Caroline
The Rams beat Decatur, putting them in the driver’s seat to play in the Bayside Championship game on Oct. 26 at Washington College.
A win Friday against Bennett puts the Rams 100 percent in that game.
“Bennett is a must win, and we’re not at all thinking that it is an easier win than last time because last time was 3-1,” head coach Brandon Havas said Monday. “They have a good team, and they’ve shown up this season at the right time.”
Stephen Decatur (8-2, 5-2) Next game: Monday versus Kent Island
The Seahawks beat Queen Anne’s 4-2 on Wednesday.
Decatur’s only hope for the Bayside is for Bennett to beat Parkside, creating a three-way tie.
That being said, the defending Bayside champs will have a strong showing the in the 3A playoffs this season.
James M. Bennett (7-2, 5-2) Next game: Monday versus Queen Anne’s
Win or lose against Parkside, the Clippers have had a solid season. They could surprise a few teams in the playoffs.
*Standings before Friday’s games.
Field Hockey standings
Pocomoke (10-3, 4-0) next game: Monday versus Washington
Coming into the season, the consensus was the Warriors would run away with the Bayside. Pocomoke has meant expectations with all of its losses coming against tough teams (Delmar, Polytech and Kent Island).
The final game of the season is home against Washington. A win puts the Warriors back in the Bayside title game.
Washington (9-1, 3-1) Next game: Monday at Pocomoke
A team with a lot of young players who have showed up this season.
The Jaguars were just a year away last season and with all of the returning players are giving Pocomoke a run for its money. Don’t miss the game Monday. It’ll have big Bayside South implications.
Parkside (6-5, 3-1) Next game: Crisfield on Monday
A normal contender for the Bayside, the Rams lost a lot of talent in a departing senior class.
Always count on a strong showing for the Rams in the playoffs, however.
James M. Bennett (10-2, 8-1) Next match: Monday at Parkside
The match against Parkside on Monday is huge. It’s the final Bayside South game for JMB.
If Bennett beats Parkside, the Bayside South title is the Clippers’.
Stephen Decatur (8-3, 6-2) Next match: Monday at Snow Hill
With a match remaining against Parkside on Wednesday, if the Rams can beat the Clippers, a win for the Seahawks against Parkside could push Decatur into a tie with JMB.
Parkside (8-3, 6-2) Next match: Monday versus JMB
If the Rams can beat the Clippers Monday, and the Seahawks Wednesday, Parkside will be tied atop of the Bayside and it will come down to tie breakers to decide the south winner.
Boys soccer: A win on Friday against Delmarva Christian advances Worcester Prep (8-0-1) as the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament.
Girls soccer: No team has been able to compete with Worcester Prep this season. The Mallards finished 8-0 in the conference and are undefeated on the season.
Field hockey: Holly Grove hasn’t lost a game this season. They are 13-0 and 8-0 in the conference. The impressive season gives them the No. 1 seed.
Volleyball: Salisbury Christian and Holly Grove finished the season 7-1 in the conference. Salisbury Christian won the tiebreaker and will be the No. 1 seed in Friday’s conference tournament. Holly Grove is the No. 2 seed.
Golf: The tournament championship is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Glen Riddle Golf Course.
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