Three local boys lacrosse squads, Dover Senators (10-5), Polytech Panthers (12-3) and Caesar Rodney Riders (12-3), will open up the first round of the DIAA Boys Lacrosse State Tournament on Wednesday night.
The Polytech Panther claimed the highest seed of the three after finishing at 12-3 on the season. Polytech earned the #3 seed and will host #14 Sussex Tech (6-9). The two squads meet last Wednesday, a 8-5 Polytech win.
Caesar Rodney was awarded an automatic bid after winning the Henlopen Conference with a 12-3 record during the regular season. The Riders earned the #6 seed and will host #11 Delmar (11-4). The Riders were originally tied for the #5 seed which would have drawn a match up with #12 Appoquinimink (12-3) but St. Mark’s was awarded that seed having beaten Caesar Rodney 11-10 earlier in the season.
The Riders will look for some instant revenge against Delmar on Wednesday. The two teams met in the regular season finale last Wednesday, a 5-4 Delmar win.
The Dover Senators at 10-5, playing in the tough Henlopen Conference, were awarded the #7 seed in the tournament. The Senators will host #10 Archmere (10-5).
All three contests on Wednesday night start at 7:00 p.m., tickets are $5.