July 12th, 2018

Top five female fall rivalries

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

Top five female fall rivalries
file photo by Mark Sims

With the fall sports season quickly approaching, here’s a look at the five biggest LCSN female rivalries when it comes to their specific sports.

5. Assumption vs. Manual soccer

This is one of the wildest fall rivalries. Every year these two teams seem to meet in the Seventh Region semifinals and every year, it seems that the tournament game goes into overtime or penalty kicks as it has the past three years.

4. Assumption vs. Male soccer

These two 26th District rivals have battled it over the past few years. While the Rockets have won 21 of their last 22 meetings with their rivals, four of the last seven have gone into overtime or penalty kicks.

3. Holy Cross vs. Presentation volleyball

These two longtime rivals battle for the All “A” Sixth Region title every year. Most of the players went to grade school with one or two girls on the other team. It’s always crowded and a fun time as the student sections banter back and forth throughout the game.

2. Assumption vs. Sacred Heart soccer

It’s all about the Cleat Game for these two dynasties. These two rivals honor the great Jenna Cooper who was murdered in Nebraska, where she attended college, she was a former Sacred Heart player while her mom attended Assumption. It’s a big deal. These two had also met in the regional tournament every year since 1999 until last year when Manual knocked out Assumption in the semifinals.

1. Assumption, Mercy, and Sacred Heart volleyball

I can’t just choose one rivalry. They’re all good. They’re all intense. They all sellout. And no matter who plays, a lot of these stars go on to play at Division I colleges.. A lot is usually on the line and usually these three teams are ranked in the top three in the state. There’s no question this is the No. 1 fall rivalry when it comes to Catholic female sports.



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