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Admission to games during all regionals is $6. Games start at 7 tonight unless otherwise noted.

5A: Plant (8-5-3) at East Lake (11-1-2)

Skinny: East Lake showed tremendous heart, rallying from two goals down after halftime to defeat PHU in the district final, eventually winning in a penalty shootout. Josh Gonzalez has been brilliant for the Eagles. He netted a hat trick in the win over PHU.

5A: Palm Harbor University (19-2-2) at Jesuit (24-2)

Skinny: PHU's punishment for its district final loss to East Lake is a trip to Tampa and red-hot Jesuit, playing its first year in 5A. The Tigers haven't lost since Dec. 14 and have won 12 straight, including a first-place finish in the elite bracket at the Soccer Field Invitational. Jesuit didn't surrender a goal in its three district tournament games. The Hurricanes have lost two of their past four, both in shootouts.

5A: Southeast (17-6-1) at Seminole (14-8-2)

Skinny: Led by USF commit and county player of the year candidate Sebastian Thuriere, Seminole appears to be peaking at the right time, with wins in the past two weeks over PHU in the PCAC championship and Northeast in the district final.

5A: Northeast (13-3-1) at Manatee (14-7-1)

Skinny: Manatee was seven minutes from not even making regionals until two late goals against Punta Gorda Charlotte in the district semis. The Hurricanes were one of two teams to defeat Jesuit early in the season. Northeast doesn't have a lot of scorers, instead relying on a shutdown defense and its brick wall in goal, junior keeper Ian Ronshausen.

2A: Calvary Christian (15-5-2) at Bishop McLaughlin (7-6-6)

Skinny: Calvary's Greg McClimans, the Pinellas County scoring leader with 40 goals, has 102 goals and counting for his career. Bishop McLaughlin won its first district title in just its third varsity season.

2A: Evangelical Christian (13-5-3) at Shorecrest Prep (14-2-2)

Skinny: Junior Stephen Spanos, who scored four times in Shorecrest's two district tournament victories, has a team-high 21 goals and nine assists to lead the Chargers.

2A: Northside Christian at St. Stephen's (15-2-3), 3:30 p.m.

Skinny: Northside will need a big game from goalie Michael Lyle, who shut out Shorecrest in the first half of the district final before surrendering three goals against 25 shots in the second. Ryley Delgado scored both of St. Stephen's goals in the Falcons' district final victory over Evangelical Christian and is one of 2A's best forwards.