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See the video for my reasons for the picks! Girls 1AAmerican Heritage over Community SchoolLake Highland Prep over Ponte VedraA toss up in the final! Girls 2ASt. Thomas Aquinas over SteinbrennerBartram Trail in a mild upset over Vero BeachBartram Trail and STA come down to the wire, maybe OT Boys 1ASaint Andrew's pulls away over CanterburySt. Edward's edges BollesSaint Andrew's wins their first crown since 2012 Boys 2ALake Mary gets past Winter ParkJupiter edges PlantJupiter wins the title
Here's the links to the Orlando Sentinel (I reached my free access so I can't excerpt it) and the TC Palm recaps of last night's games:photo by Crystal Vander Weit / TC Palm
Ricky Savage's overtime winner sends St. Edward's lacrosse to 1A state semifinals
by Brian Cooney Excerpt:
Trying times are best figured out when they take place with the people you care about most.
On Tuesday night, the St. Edward’s boys lacrosse team returned to the field that let them free their minds as they continued dealing with tragedy. The result was everything they had hoped for and then some as sophomore Ricky Savage delivered the golden goal with 2:37 remaining in overtime, hitting the back of the net as he was falling down to send the Pirates to the 1A state...
It was worth it.3 hours and fifteen minutes up I-95 and west on 528 . . .A great game . . .3 hours and fifteen minutes home on the Turnpike.This was the most interesting matchup to me in the first round. Technically the Pine Crest-Saint Andrew's game was a better matchup by my poll but this was a close second and the only time I've seen playoff games in the Orlando area were Final Fours, and it's been a long time since (2013 to be exact) so the game took on more desire to see. A one-goal regular season result. Lots of talent. Coaches with a lot of success. All signs pointed to a big game.Final Four worthy.And a location I've never been to.Didn't disappoint.Large crowd. Concession stand opened! As close to normal as most of us have felt since...
What a difference a few years makes. This Region is a strange mix of the old and the new. If you went back to 2019 and saw a District final between Bishop Moore and LHP coming down the 'pike you'd be trying to find a way to attend. That's likely again today but neither are contenders this year.Benjamin and St. Edward's are slated for District 8 and both are hot and cold, with Benjamin being more hot over the season, but both are capable of putting together a heck of a game. Benjamin won the first one at home earlier in the season but after St. Ed's one-goal road loss to an excellent Creekside team the Bucs can't sleep on this one.Then you have the newcomers.Montverde Academy has quietly put together a nice second half of the season, including an impressive win...