Girls soccer: Class 6A region quarterfinal breakdown — Feb. 7

Class 6A

2023 Girls Soccer State Championship Tournament Class 6A Tournament

Tonight’s area region quarterfinal matchups

Region 3
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.

Stat leaders
GoalsCampbell Taylor, 23Natalie Grant, 14
AssistsCampbell Taylor, 15Skylar Hubbard, 14
Goals against averageNatalia Magharus, 0.762Franchesca 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. 

Stat leaders
GoalsReagan Wilson, 19Kaylee Bowman, 3
AssistsDanielle Musry, 19Kaylee Bowman, 4
Goals against averageTiana Paxon, 0Alexandra 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. 

Stat leaders
CategoryHillsboroughLand O’ Lakes
GoalsVictoria Madison, 16Jordyn Keene, 19
AssistsVictoria Madison, 8Wesley Craven, 17
Goals against averageEmma Wasson, 1.929Caidee 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. 

Stat leaders
CategoryEast LakeBloomingdale
Goals Katherine Koncal, 18Emily Gundin, 16
AssistsKatherine Koncal, 11Emily Gundin, 11
Goals against averageMaya Figgener, 0.500Sophia Campana, 0.600