Boys soccer: Class 7A area region quarterfinal breakdown — Feb. 8

Class 7A

2023 Boys Soccer State Championship Tournament Class 7A Tournament

Tonight’s area region quarterfinal matchups

Region 2
No. 8 Sarasota Riverview (9-2-6) at No. 1 Newsome (17-2), 7

The Wolves, who won the Western Conference title two weeks ago and the 7A-6 district title last week,enters the playoffs on a six-match win streak and has outscored opponents by a combined 32-6 during that stretch. 

Stephen Gilbert (three goals, one assist) and Greyson Ayer (three goals) provided the scoring for Newsome against Plant City in the district final. Adam Al Sameraie had two assists and Gabe Canineu and Kyle Smith each had one. 

The Rams, the 7A-8 champions, have won three straight matches, each by a one goal margin. 

Stat leaders
CategorySarasota RiverviewNewsome
GoalsAnthony Metivier, 5Greyson Ayer, 18
AssistsJack Bates, 4Greyson Ayer, 11
Goals against averageAnthony Worth, 0Gregory Miller, 0.242
No. 5 Palm Harbor University (10-3-3) at No. 4 Windermere (12-1-2), 7

The Hurricanes had their seven match unbeaten streak (4-0-3 in that stretch) snapped with a loss to Plant in the 7A-7 district final. 

All three of Palm Harbor University’s losses were to teams that made the playoffs, including two decided by a goal. 

After losing for the first time this season in the regular season finale, the Wolverines bounced back with wins over Orlando Dr. Phillips and Cypress Creek to take home the 7A-5 district title. 

Stat leaders
CategoryPalm Harbor UniversityWindermere
GoalsAsher Rosen, 11Isaque Kaminski, 10
AssistsGiovanni Yacoviello, 6Gabriel Simoes, 11
Goals against averageAce Irick, 0Juan Carlos Cruz, 0.557
No. 7 Lake Nona (10-4-1) at No. 2 Plant (17-2), 7

The Panthers, ranked No. 6 in the class by MaxPreps, have won two straight and five of their last matches. 

Each victory during that stretch was via a shutout, including against Riverview in the semifinals (5-0) and Palm Harbor University (2-0) in the final in the 7A-7 district tournament. 

The Lions had their nine-match unbeaten streak snapped with a loss to Cypress Creek in 7A-5 district final. 

Stat leaders
CategoryLake NonaPlant
GoalsJavier Ortega, 7Adan McGlynn, 29
AssistsGabriel Vieira, 2Adan McGlynn, 10
Goals against averagePedro Leon, 0Aidan Nelson, 0