It promises to be another memorable week for Dublin High Athletics as the campus is set to host three Senior Nights, potentially the East Bay Athletic League (EBAL) Boys Volleyball Semifinals and Finals, along with other consequential games with postseason implications.
Senior Nights for Track and Field, Girls Lacrosse, and Boys Lacrosse are scheduled on successive days later in the week. The first Senior Night to take place will be against De La Salle and Carondelet on Wednesday, April 26th with a Meet starting at 4:00 and recognitions of seniors taking place afterwards likely sometime between 7:00 and 7:30.
The following day (April 27) will see the Dublin High Girls Lacrosse team hosting Oakland Tech at 5:30 with senior recognitions taking place at approximately 5:00. Dublin’s Boys’ Lacrosse team will host its Senior Night and season finale on Friday, April 28th against Dougherty Valley with senior recognitions at 6:30 and the game at 7:00.
There is also the possibility that the Dublin High Varsity Boys Volleyball team will earn home court advantage for the EBAL playoffs. The Gaels are currently 10-2 in EBAL (18-4 overall) and tied atop the Valley Division standings with Foothill and Amador Valley. However, the Gaels have the tiebreaker advantage over both schools, and with a win at Dougherty Valley (4-7) on April 25th will earn the #1 seed and will open at home on Thursday, April 27th against the #2 team from the Mountain Division (San Ramon Valley) at 7:00.
Another team with pivotal home games this week is the Baseball team. After dropping games last week to Foothill and Granada, the Gaels are now 5-5 in EBAL (13-6 overall) and are fighting for playoff positioning with three games remaining in the regular season.
Dublin will be hosting Livermore on Wednesday, April 26th at 4:00 in the first of a home-and-home series which will see the Gaels travel to face the Cowboys on Friday. Wednesday will be the final home EBAL game of the regular season for Dublin, and if the Gaels can win their two games against the Cowboys along with next week’s game at Dougherty Valley they will likely earn one of the three playoff spots in the highly competitive Valley Division.
The Baseball team will also have a nonleague home game this Saturday, April 29th at 11:00 a.m. against Mountain House in a game that was previously rained out. Mountain House comes into the game with a mark of 15-7, so a win against the Mustangs will bolster the Gaels’ seeding for the North Coast Section playoffs when they start in May.