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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.
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 – Naples Daily News on Cardinal Mooney’s 15-5 Win Over Barron Collier!

ATS – Naples Daily News on Cardinal Mooney’s 15-5 Win Over Barron Collier!

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  by Scott Lockwood, Special to the Naples Daily News   Excerpt: SARASOTA — One thing was certain heading into Tuesday night’s high school boys lacrosse Region 3 semifinal matchup between Barron Collier and Sarasota-Cardinal Mooney: a Cougars squad would eventually be playing for a regional championship. Cardinal Mooney — ranked no. 4 in the state of Florida — would be that Cougars squad that would be the one advancing. Mooney capitalized on some BC mistakes near the end of the first half and rolled on to a 15-5 win on a picturesque night at Austin Smithers Stadium. Both Cougars squads traded goals in the early moments of the game. With Mooney up 2-1 with a little over a minute left in the first quarter a diving Yates Miller fired a shot by Mooney keeper Nick Petrucce
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,
ATS – SNNTV.Com on Cardinal Mooney’s 17-6 Win Over Canterbury!

ATS – SNNTV.Com on Cardinal Mooney’s 17-6 Win Over Canterbury!

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  FORT MYERS  The pursuit of a State championship for Cardinal Mooney continued Friday night with an emphatic win over Canterbury. The Cougars of Mooney defeated the Cougars of Canterbury 17-6. MJ McMahon was close to unstoppable, helping lead Cardinal Mooney to their 16th straight victory and a spot in the Regional Semifinals.   Cardinal Mooney will host Barron Collier Tuesday, April 30. The game will start at 7 p.m.   LINK to Video