We've finally come down to the wire
STA vs LHP on the Boys' side and STA versus Bishop Moore on the Girls' side
Ft. Lauderdale versus Orlando
Spring break versus Mickey
Okay, I'll cut that short . . .
The crowds in Jupiter were enormous yesterday. Not sure about the ticket count but it had to be at least 1,500 at the peak.
Because it is a Friday at noon start there's a tendency for the early game fans to not stick around for the whole day.
Kind of a shame actually.
Where else do you get this type of entertainment for this long for so little money?
Became a fan of the sport, not just the team!
The four games were all entertaining and only one of them was a blow out. And that one revealed a heck of an offense, one that I thought w
authored by Alex Kushel, photo from Jim Rassol for the Orlando Sentinel
The Lake Highland Prep boys lacrosse team pulled off another playoff rally on Friday, this time in the final four.
The Highlanders scored three unanswered goals late in the fourth quarter, including a game-winner by Jack Vaughan with 31.1 seconds remaining in a stunning 9-8 victory over Lake Mary in an all-Central Florida state semifinal at Jupiter High School.
The Highlanders (16-6) extended their 14-game winning streak this season against area teams but now face a South Florida juggernaut.
LHP meets defending champion and state No. 1 Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (20-1) in tonight’s state final at 7:05.
Lake Highland, ranked No. 1 in the Sentinel Super Six, will look to win its sixth state t
authored by Alex Kushel, photo via Jim Rassol for the Orlando Sentinel
he Bishop Moore Catholic High School girls lacrosse team is heading back to the state championship after defeating Ponte Vedra 19-12 in the state semifinals on Friday at Jupiter High School.
The Hornets(19-4) advanced to the state championship and will play St. Thomas Aquinas on Saturday at 4:05 p.m.
The Hornets dropped a contest to St. Thomas Aquinas in the regular season.
The Hornets, who were ranked No. 1 in the Super Six area rankings entering Friday, will play in the state championship for the first time since 2012, during which the school fell to Vero Beach.
“We played very well and we were patient and smart,” Bishop Moore coach Kelly Blystone said of Friday’s semifinal win. “We co
photo via Jim Rassol for the Sun-Sentinel
Down two goals with less than eight minutes to play, St. Thomas Aquinas didn’t panic.
Just a week earlier, the Raiders’ girls lacrosse team found itself in a similar predicament, trailing American Heritage-Delray by three goals in the second half. St. Thomas rallied to force overtime and beat the Stallions in the regional finals.
Playing in their first state semifinal Friday against Naples Barron Collier, the Raiders needed a spark once again to keep their dream season alive on a sweltering, sunny day at Jupiter High School.
Once again, St. Thomas wouldn’t be denied.
Trailing 9-7 with 7:30 left, St. Thomas scored the final five goals in the contest to knock off the Cougars, 12-9, and advance to Saturday’s state
Getting ready for the second game and the crowd is still coming in
Ponte Vedra looking for a return trip to the finals and Bishop Moore looking for their first final!
PV with the draw
Watson with the early goal at 24:37 for PV for the early 1-0 lead on a low left shot
Jean Kachris ties it for BM 7 seconds later after wining the loose ball.
PV with the draw
BM goalie Alexander with the save
Fast break ends in a one on one save by Alexander!
BM Stricker finds Hoffman on the crease for the 2-1 lead at 21:10
BM gains control again
Turnover on a middle pass leads to a fast break that is turned aside
BM with the ground ball but turns it over at the mid line
Shot wide by PV and they turn it over in front
Stricker goes down ...