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Blood In The Water as the Ponte Vedra Sharks Capture Their First FHSAA Crown!

Blood In The Water as the Ponte Vedra Sharks Capture Their First FHSAA Crown!

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  thanks to Ted Swoboda for the pictures!   15/12/11. That’s not the European way of saying December 15th, 2011. That’s the stat line of the second half.  The stat line of the ultimate efficiency of a high school lacrosse team. 15 shots . . . 12 shots on goals . . . 11 goals . . . oh, and 3 turnovers just to show there was some human frailty in those 24 minutes.  Well, they lost the faceoff battle too . . . 8-5 at halftime turned into running time in the fourth. To those in attendance, those watching the NFHS broadcast, even those who were from Raider Nation . . . just tip your cap to what happened last night; you won’t likely see this level of lacrosse over 48 minutes, on both sides of the ball, for quite a while.  Even if Inside Lacrosse will not acknowl
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
ATS – Sun-Sentinel Article on STA’s Win Over Gulliver Prep in the Elite Eight!

ATS – Sun-Sentinel Article on STA’s Win Over Gulliver Prep in the Elite Eight!

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  by Gary Curreri, correspondent - video interview at link published May 3rd   Excerpt: For the fifth time in the past six years, St. Thomas Aquinas’ boys lacrosse team is headed to the state final four. The Raiders defeated host Gulliver Prep 10-3 in a weather-shortened regional final after waiting out a nearly two-hour lightning delay. Because Gulliver Prep does not have lights on their field, officials decided to call the contest with the Raiders ahead entering the fourth quarter.   Read the rest HERE  
Miracle on Military Trail – Jupiter’s Late Rally Leads to the 14-13 OT Win Over Cardinal Mooney

Miracle on Military Trail – Jupiter’s Late Rally Leads to the 14-13 OT Win Over Cardinal Mooney

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thanks to Paul Kabalin for the pictures! (note: edited to account for an incorrect goal scorer) It didn’t take long. 72 hours or so. Right after I saw the incredible STA win over SA, a game I thought would be my in-person game of the year, I got something just as good . . . 46:11 . . . That’s how long Cardinal Mooney controlled this game for.  It was the 3:13 after that that denied them their first Final Four appearance. The What-if’s this summer will be many and painful. The biggest what-if might well have been at 46:11. How many times have you heard on a TV broadcast an announcer pooh-pooh a late icing on the cake goal by saying ‘but it gives the trailing team a chance to win the faceoff’?  And 99.99% of the time that’s just a hollow warning as the leading team won the game anyh
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.