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Ponte Vedra Will Face St. Thomas Aquinas for the FHSAA Boys’ Championship!

Ponte Vedra Will Face St. Thomas Aquinas for the FHSAA Boys’ Championship!

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pictures by Ted Swoboda   It’s on to Saturday night for the Sharks and the Raiders.  One looked to get there from Day One and glided through their pathway until having to grind it out yesterday while the other was not expected to get here but found a way to win 2 OT games on their path, including yesterday’s solo dash through traffic.  And you saw two very different games yesterday. The prediction from the preview article still holds, and I think you will see a similar game to the PV-Jupiter game as STA can also dominate the faceoffs and that plays into what is called a ‘slugger’s chance’.  But I’m sticking with it.  I picked PV to beat Oxbridge in the Preseason Top 25, picked them in the Final Four preview, and I’m sticking with them to win their first title. Come on out
FHSAA Boys’ Final Four Preview!

FHSAA Boys’ Final Four Preview!

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  Friday afternoon, starting at 4:00pm at Boca Raton High School, sees three repeat attendees in Jupiter, the defending state champs, Ponte Vedra and Bishop Moore, with St. Thomas Aquinas making their return to the event. Plenty of storylines.  A rematch from about 5 weeks ago between Jupiter and Ponte Vedra while Bishop Moore and STA get it on for the first time this season.  Two teams still seeking their first taste of the gold ring and two that have won the last three titles! Let’s get it on! Oh, and don’t forget, we also get the Girls’ Championship game right after the Boys’ Semifinal!  Pretty sweet deal for the ticket price . . .   Ponte Vedra vs. Jupiter at 4:00pm Forget the start time . . . this will be worth playing hookie a little early from work on
The Boys’ Elite Eight Results From Last Night!

The Boys’ Elite Eight Results From Last Night!

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  via my Twitter feed last night!  Brackets from FHSAA/MaxPreps.   Ponte Vedra with the big 20-3 win over Bolles at home Bishop Moore pulls away in the second half for the 15-4 win on the road at Jesuit of Tampa Jupiter rallies late at home to win 14-13 in OT versus Cardinal Mooney (feature story later) St. Thomas Aquinas takes the rain-shortened 10-3 win over Gulliver Prep in Miami (game called with 13 seconds left in the 3rd)   The updated FHSAA Boys' bracket:   2019 FHSAA Boys Lacrosse State Championship Tournament Boys Lacrosse State Championship(function(d){var mp = d.createElement('script'),h=d.getElementsByTagName('head')[0];mp.type='text/javascript';mp.async=true;mp.src='https://www.maxpreps.com/includes/js/widget/widget.compressed.
Previewing the FHSAA Elite Eight (oops, Region 1-4 Finals) on the Boys’ Side!

Previewing the FHSAA Elite Eight (oops, Region 1-4 Finals) on the Boys’ Side!

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  And remember: #TAFTAG – Take A Friend To A Game! #LacrossePutMyButtInThisSeat! #EnjoyTheGameNotTheBlame! and . . . #LacrosseRocks!   District 6 Ponte Vedra Hosts District 4 Bolles at 7:00pm Once a rivalry between two of the best programs in that area years ago, Ponte Vedra has pulled away in recent years.  In the regular season Ponte Vedra defeated Bolles 16-2 at home.  That was in early March but there’s no reason to believe the gap will narrow that much. PV eased past Lake Mary 12-5 in the last round and Bolles squeaked out an exciting 17-16 win over Maclay. Bolles has had an excellent season but Ponte Vedra has had a dominant one.   Prediction: Ponte Vedra will win this comfortably in their continued march to the elusive gold ring
ATS – Orlando Sentinel Coverage of Bishop Moore’s 9-8 Win Over LHP!

ATS – Orlando Sentinel Coverage of Bishop Moore’s 9-8 Win Over LHP!

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  by Lynn Ramsey, Orlando Sentinel Correspondent - photo by Stephen H. Dowell, Orlando Sentinel   Bishop Moore Edges LHP in Boys Lacrosse Region 2 Semifinal   Excerpt: Long-stick midfielder Justin Pridgen turned a steal into the go-ahead goal, and Davison Oser made 14 saves to help Bishop Moore outlast Lake Highland Prep and win 9-8 Tuesday in a boys lacrosse Region 2 semifinal. Bishop Moore (16-5) will travel to Tampa Jesuit, a 7-6 winner over Lithia Newsome, on Friday. The Hornets won 8-5 at Jesuit a year ago on their win to finish as the state runner-up. Bishop Moore won the teams’ regular season rivalry matchup 14-12 on April 10. This game proved to be every bit as competitive and hardfought, with three ties and two lead changes. Pridgen’s goal with 1
Results From Last Night’s FHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16!

Results From Last Night’s FHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16!

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  via MaxPreps.com   Gulliver Prep holds off Western 12-11 Bolles holds off Maclay 17-16 St. Thomas Aquinas with the late goal to top Saint Andrew's 13-12 Jesuit of Tampa with the 7-6 win over Newsome Bishop Moore narrowly gets past Lake Highland Prep 9-8 Ponte Vedra with the 12-5 win over Lake Mary Cardinal Mooney tops Barron Collier 15-5 Jupiter takes the 7-3 win over Melbourne Central Catholic   Here's the updated Boy's Bracket from the FHSAA website:   2019 FHSAA Boys Lacrosse State Championship Tournament Boys Lacrosse State Championship(function(d){var mp = d.createElement('script'),h=d.getElementsByTagName('head')[0];mp.type='text/javascript';mp.async=true;mp.src='https://www.maxpreps.com/includes/js/widget/widget.compres...
Preview of the FHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16!

Preview of the FHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16!

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  And remember: #TAFTAG – Take A Friend To A Game! #LacrossePutMyButtInThisSeat! #EnjoyTheGameNotTheBlame!   District 4 Bolles hosts District 2 Maclay at 6:00pm Bolles comes off the 7-6 win over ranked Oak Hall, which also occurred early in the regular season, while Maclay reversed their regular season loss to Gulf Breeze 18-8. The season for Maclay showed an improvement over the course of the season but their schedule was not up to previous seasons so it is a little hard to get a hold on this one.  Their best result might well have been their 12-7 loss at Creekside on April 11th.  They’ve been able to outscore a number of opponents but good teams have also shown an ability to score on them.  257 of their 300 goals scored for have come from only 4 players,