Thursday, September 20, 2018

Prep Soccer

Boys soccer: Lucas Gobea’s hat trick propels Jesuit

TAMPA — With an eye on leading his team deep into the playoffs this season, Jesuit sophomore and top scorer Lucas Gobea was determined to get things going when his first shot on goal was deflected off the crossbar by Osceola goalie Gabe Kraja. When h...
Updated a year ago

Boys soccer: Shorecrest recaptures missing district title

LARGO — After a disappointing early exit from the Class A, District 6 tournament last season, Shorecrest Prep’s mission Saturday night was twofold — to climb its way back to the summit while defeating the team that took its place, St. Petersburg Cath...
Updated a year ago

Boys soccer: Shrader’s goal off own rebound gives Newsome 5A-6 title

DOVER — With overtime looming, Spencer Shrader took matters into his own hands Friday night.The senior striker scored on a rebound of his own shot with 32 seconds remaining to lift Newsome to a 2-1 victory over Plant City in the Class 5A, District 6 ...
Updated a year ago

Boys soccer: Clearwater wins first district title since 2012

TARPON SPRINGS — For Clearwater, redemption came at the most opportune moment.The Cinderella sixth-seeded Tornadoes took their third road trip of the Class 4A, District 10 district tourney and emerged as champions, defeating host and top seed East La...
Updated a year ago

Boys soccer: Jesuit shuts out Jefferson for 3A-9 crown

TAMPA — This has been a season of dominance for nationally-ranked Jesuit and so there was every reason for the team to celebrate their 4-0 victory over Jefferson in Friday’s Class 3A, District 9 boys soccer championship.While Jesuit players stormed ...
Updated a year ago

Boys soccer: Boca Ciega knocks off Osceola for district title

LARGO — Vedad Delic capitalized on Boca Ciega’s only scoring chance in the second half as the Pirates defeated Osceola 1-0 on Friday in the Class 3A, District 10 championship game.Boca Ciega (16-5) avenged a 2-1 lost to Osceola in the regular season....
Updated a year ago

Boys soccer: Palm Harbor digs deep to win 5A-7 title

WESLEY CHAPEL — When your team is ranked first in Florida and in the top 10 nationally, it usually doesn’t get rattled by being down in a boys soccer game.So even though Palm Harbor University trailed by two goals at the half and found itself down a ...
Updated a year ago

Boys soccer: Nature Coast again too much for Pasco in district final

WEEKI WACHEE — Despite winning the Class 3A, District 7 title last season, Nature Coast entered Friday night’s championship final as the underdog against Pasco. That didn’t stop the Sharks from going into the contest with confidence, and that attitud...
Updated a year ago

Boys soccer: River Ridge ends drought against Sunlake

NEW PORT RICHEY — 86 months, 17 days. That’s the period of time its been since River Ridge had defeated Sunlake in boys soccer. The Seahawks have always managed to get the better of the Royal Knights when it came down to regular season matches and di...
Updated a year ago

Boys soccer: Sickles edges out Mitchell for district title

TAMPA — From the start of Friday night’s Class 4A, District 8 boys soccer final to the end, Sickles slammed down the accelerator on visiting Mitchell."We knew we were going to have to give it everything we had," Sickles junior John Webb said, "becaus...
Updated a year ago