Tonight’s area region quarterfinal matchups
No. 1 Sunlake (10-2-3) at No. 8 Riverdale (9-6), 7
Despite owning the top seed in the region, the Seahawks are traveling in the first round after having their nine-match win streak snapped with a 2-1 loss to rival Land O’ Lakes in last week’s 6A-9 district final.
The Raiders, who entered the 6A-12 district tournament with a 6-6 record, won three straight matches by a combined 12-2 to take home the title.
|Goals||Campbell Taylor, 23||Natalie Grant, 14|
|Assists||Campbell Taylor, 15||Skylar Hubbard, 14|
|Goals against average||Natalia Magharus, 0.762||Franchesca Schillinger, 0|
No. 5 Sickles (12-5-1) at No. 4 Mitchell (9-5-1), 7
Both teams made the playoffs with at-large berths thanks to ranking in the top eight in the region.
The host Mustangs lost in penalty kicks to Wharton in the quarterfinals of the 6A-9 district tournament. It was Mitchell’s third loss in the past four matches.
The Gryphons, meanwhile, lost to Hillsborough in the 6A-10 district final, snapping their three-match win streak.
|Goals||Reagan Wilson, 19||Kaylee Bowman, 3|
|Assists||Danielle Musry, 19||Kaylee Bowman, 4|
|Goals against average||Tiana Paxon, 0||Alexandra Pippio, 0|
No. 7 Hillsborough (10-4-1) at No. 2 Land O’ Lakes (13-5-1), 7
The Terriers, the 6A-10 district champions, have gone through a dramatic turnaround. Their 10 wins have already surpassed their total from the previous two seasons combined.
The Gators, a traditional power, got hot at the right time, beating Wiregrass Ranch, East Lake and Land O’ Lakes for the 6A-9 district title.
|Category||Hillsborough||Land O’ Lakes|
|Goals||Victoria Madison, 16||Jordyn Keene, 19|
|Assists||Victoria Madison, 8||Wesley Craven, 17|
|Goals against average||Emma Wasson, 1.929||Caidee Sumner, 0|
No. 6 East Lake (10-2-1) at No. 3 Bloomingdale (11-5-2), 7
The Eagles only two losses this season were to undefeated Palm Harbor University in the regular season and Land O’ Lakes in the 6A-9 district semifinals.
After going 1-3 in their final four matches of the regular season, the Bulls rebounded by getting their offense back on track. Bloomingdale scored five goals in each of its 6A-11 district tournament wins against Lennard and Armwood to take home the title.
|Goals||Katherine Koncal, 18||Emily Gundin, 16|
|Assists||Katherine Koncal, 11||Emily Gundin, 11|
|Goals against average||Maya Figgener, 0.500||Sophia Campana, 0.600|