Panthers roll at Robinson, get rematch
The Lecanto girls soccer team doesn’t have to wait long to get a chance at revenge against Land O’ Lakes after last Friday’s district championship match defeat.
Both teams won Tuesday in the Class 5A Region 2 quarterfinals to set up a rematch in the regional semifinals Friday at Land O’ Lakes at 7 p.m.
No. 5 seed Lecanto (18-4) took care of business at No. 4 Robinson, 5-1, while the top-seeded Gators (14-5-1) blanked No. 8 Pine Ridge, 8-0.
The Panthers led 1-0 at halftime and exploded for four second-half goals in the rout.
Warriors move on to regional semis
After a scoreless first half, the Seven Rivers Christian girls soccer team netted a trio of second-half goals for a 3-1 victory at Oak Hall on Tuesday in a Class 2A Region 1 quarterfinal match.
Julia Gaffney scored from 25 yards out for a 1-0 lead and Maeve McDougal added the next two goals for a 3-0 lead. Oak Hall scored late in the match, but it was too little, too late.
Allison Phillips assisted on the opening goal and Jennah Kay Phillips had a strong game in net.
The sixth-seeded Warriors (16-2) advance to Friday’s semifinals in Tallahassee against No. 2 seed Maclay (13-2-2) at 7 p.m.
“We don’t know much about them, but we feel they don’t know much about us either. We’re just going to go up there and play,” Seven Rivers coach Rob McDougal said.
Seasons end for Panthers and Warriors in hoops
The season came to an end for the Lecanto boys basketball team Tuesday in Belleview, with a 39-27 loss to Vanguard in a District 5A-5 Tournament quarterfinal contest.
With the Panthers trailing just 10-8 after the opening quarter, the decisive stretch came in the second, where the Knights outscored Lecanto 14-4, for a 24-12 lead at the break.
The Panthers closed out the season with a 13-10 record.
The season also came to a close for the Seven Rivers Christian boys basketball team with a 70-33 District 2A-2 semifinal loss Tuesday to top seed Saint Francis Catholic at Meadowbrook Academy.
The Warriors ended the year 6-16.
Hurricane tennis teams claim openers
The Citrus girls tennis team swept the doubles matches Tuesday at Hernando to claim a 4-3 season-opening victory.
Bridget Beebe and Kylie Grant teamed up for a victory in No. 1 doubles, while the duo of Eden Adera and Mia Hamilton won in No. 2 doubles. Grant also won in No. 2 singles, while Hamilton claimed the No. 4 doubles match.
The Citrus boys were also victorious Tuesday against Hernando, sweeping the Leopards 7-0.