Girls soccer: State semifinal breakdown — Feb. 17

Here are the capsules for tonight’s area state semifinal matchups. The winners advance to next week’s state finals at DeLand’s Spec Martin Stadium.

Class 7A

Boca Raton (19-3) at Palm Harbor University (19-0), 7

The Hurricanes, ranked No. 2 in the class and No. 8 nationally by MaxPreps, got through one of the toughest regions in the state to reach the final four.

Among Palm Harbor University’s playoffs wins was one against previously unbeaten Lakewood Ranch earlier this week in the region final. Tied at 1 after two overtimes, the Hurricanes won 5-4 in penalty kicks.

The Bobcats, ranked No. 3 in the class, have won 12 straight matches.

Class 6A

Sunlake (13-2-3) at Miami Lourdes (17-1-2), 7

After losing 2-1 to rival Land O’ Lakes in the Class 6A, District 9 final, the Seahawks have turned it on with three straight wins in the playoffs.

In the region final, they got revenge against the Gators with a 3-0 victory. Campbell Taylor scored twice, and Samantha Barnes preserved the shutout by making seven saves.

To keep the postseason success going, Sunlake has to travel to Miami for a matchup against Lourdes, ranked No. 2 in the class and No. 9 nationally by MaxPreps.

Class 5A

Cypress Creek (15-5) at Plantation American Heritage (16-2-2), 7

The Coyotes keep finding ways to prevail in close matches. In region semifinals and final, Cypress Creek won by goal.

The latest victory went to double overtime with the Coyotes beating Auburndale 3-2. Cypress Creek showed off a balanced attack with Brooke Evans, Ashley Olds and Allison Souers each scoring.

To reach the final, the Coyotes have to past the Patriots, a soccer powerhouse ranked No. 1 in the Class and No. 9 nationally by MaxPreps.

Class 2A

Shorecrest (13-4-2) at Miami True North Classical Academy (14-3), 7

This is a rematch from a match the Vikings won 2-0 last month.

Since that loss, the Chargers have won five straight matches. Two of those were high-scoring matches, 8-5 in the region quarterfinals against Naples Seacrest Country Day and 5-3 against Fort Myers Evangelical Christian in the region final.

The offensive fireworks likely will not continue. Tonight’s match should be another tight, low-scoring contest considering Lakeland Christian has allowed just seven goals all season.