Girls soccer state finals
All matches are at Spec Martin Stadium in Fort Myers. Admission is $9 in advance, $12 on the day of the event via GoFan. Parking is free.
Shorecrest (15-3) vs. St. Johns Country Day (18-3-1), 7:05 tonight
How they got here: Shorecrest d. Naples St. John Neumann 9-1, d. Indian Rocks Christian 3-2 (OT), d. Naples First Baptist Academy 4-0, d. Winter Park Geneva 4-1; St. Johns Country Day d. Gainesville Saint Francis Catholic 8-0, d. St. Augustine St. Joseph Academy 8-0, d. Jacksonville Christ’s Church Academy 8-0, d. Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy 8-0.
|Category||Shorecrest||St. Johns Country Day|
|Goals||Kaja Dionne 18||Lauryn Mateo 14|
|Assists||Gabby Marshall 14||Julia Boaventura 10|
|Goals against average||Sonoma Kasica 0.706||Nyamma Nelson 0|
This is a rematch from the 2020 state championship match that Shorecrest lost 4-0. After reaching the region final last year with a young roster, the Chargers entered the playoffs this season with more experience. The result was a return trip to face a soccer juggernaut. St. Johns Country Day has won 10 straight state title, the longest streak of any girls soccer program in state history. Another title would make it 14 overall, one away from tying Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas for the most in state history. In the playoffs, the Spartans have steamrolled the opposition, outscoring foes by a combined 32-0 to get back to DeLand’s Spec Martin Stadium. Still, the Chargers can take solace in knowing what to expect after playing on the sport’s biggest stage before and getting the face the state’s premier program — again.