Boys soccer: Boca Raton falls in state semifinals
Friday, February 08, 2013
by Post Staff
Boca Raton's bid for a state boys soccer championship came up short at the hands of Weston-Cypress Bay for a second consecutive year as the Lightning shut down the Bobcats 2-0 in the Class 5A state semifinal Friday night in Weston.
Two-time defending state champ and reigning national champion Cypress Bay defeated Boca Raton 3-1 in last year's state semifinal in Boca Raton.
On Friday, Cypress Bay (19-2-4) scored just two-and-a-half minutes into the match when Nicolas Guevara beat Boca Raton goalkeeper Brian Kilgallon. Miguel Perez scored the final goal with six minutes remaining in the match.
Boca Raton (25-3), which entered the match ranked No. 4 by National Soccer Coaches Association of American and hadn't lost to a team from Florida before Friday, had several scoring opportunities, but couldn't convert. Bobcat standout Hunter Bandy had a prime opportunity to score early in the match after Cypress Bay goalkeeper Hector Fernandez overcommitted, but Cypress Bay's Dylan Sharpe recovered and kicked Bandy's shot away.
No. 1 American Heritage 15, Royal Palm Beach 0 (3): Whitney Faris had two RBI and three runs scored and Madison Hir struck out six as the Stallions (2-0) routed the Wildcats in Delray Beach.
No. 3 Palm Beach Gardens 17, Palm Beach Lakes 0 (3): Syd Jones was 3-for-3 with a home run, a triple, and five RBIs and Montana Rogers went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs as the Gators routed the Rams in West Palm Beach.
Pope John Paul II 14, Oxbridge 0 (5): Baillie Jorth was 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and two RBIs as the Eagles (2-1) routed the Thunderwolves in West Palm Beach.
Okeechobee 8, Centennial 2: Jaryaca Baker hit a grand slam and Sarah Davis also homered and drove in two runs as the Brahmans (1-1) handled the Eagles in Okeechobee.
Immokalee 7, Clewiston 4: Rachel Morrell was one1-for-2 with an RBI triple, but the Tigers (1-1) fell to the Indians in Clewiston.