Boys Lacrosse State Semifinals
All games are played at the Paradise Sports Complex in Naples. Tickets are $11 and are available via GoFan. Parking is $10.
Plant (18-2) vs. Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (15-3), 5 p.m., today
How they got here: Plant d. Sarasota Riverview 16-6, d. Naples Gulf Coast 24-5, d. Newsome 19-11. St. Thomas Aquinas d. Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer 19-2, d. Davie Western 16-5, d. Jupiter 13-9.
|Category||Jesuit||St. Thomas Aquinas|
|Goals||Turner Ashby, 45||Jacob Urbano, 37|
|Assists||Turner Ashby, 35||Trace McDonald, 37|
|Ground balls||Rogan Kane, 159||N/A|
|Goals against||James Gataky, 3||N/A|
|Goals against average||James Gataky, 2.4||N/A|
|Saves||Michael Busweiler, 146||N/A|
Plant, ranked fourth in 2A, sixth in the state and 28th nationally by MaxPreps, has won three straight district titles and has not lost a county game in four years. The Panthers also are playing in the state semifinals for the second straight and are trying to reach the final for the first time. They have a veteran lineup that includes three players — Turner Ashby (Air Force), Ryker Demarest (Vermont) and Hayden Stoltzfoos (Vassar). St. Thomas Aquinas is ranked first in the class, third in the state and 11th nationally by MaxPreps.