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Jesuit, Leto get shutouts

And then there were two.

Jesuit and Leto won their Class 2A, District 9 semifinal games in convincing fashion.

Leto (15-6-1) got a goal and an assist from senior Brayan Drayne en route to a 3-0 win over Tampa Bay Tech (9-4-1) while Jesuit routed Armwood 9-0.

Leto junior Vihn Doan got things started 14 minutes into the game with a header pass through TBT's box that sophomore Edisson Cantor cut off and shot past Titan goalie D.J. Waters.

Ten minutes later, Leto junior Evan Doyle floated a corner kick to Drayne, who beat Waters with a header, putting the Falcons up 2-0.

"I saw an open net out of the corner of my eye," Drayne said. "I just tried to put it right there."

Drayne assisted on sophomore Nick Vermette's second-half goal off a direct kick.

"(Drayne) is the most aggressive player on the field," Leto coach Glenn Watson said.

Jesuit owned the night's second game with a mugging of Armwood.

Junior Ryan Feely scored on the game's first shot, and junior Bryce Wegerle netted a hat trick for the Tigers, who held a 39-2 shot advantage.

Armwood, who lost 10-0 in an earlier matchup, kept it relatively close in the first half, limiting Jesuit to a 3-0 first-half lead.

"We play all these district games, and sometimes we have these blowout games," Jesuit coach Bob Bowman said. "Sometimes, we lack intensity showing up at the start of the games. We lack that get-up-and-go from the first whistle."

Jesuit (27-1-0) was too much in the second half, outshooting the Hawks (5-9-1) 22-1.

"We started knocking it around at a faster pace in the second half," Bowman said.

Jesuit and Leto will play in the final at 7 p.m. Friday at Leto.

2A-11: Sharks reach final

Riverview survived a scare with Englewood Lemon Bay to win its semifinal game and advance to the final with a 2-0 victory. The Sharks play Bradenton Bayshore, 3-0 winners over Sarasota Booker, in Friday's final.

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