Girls lacrosse: 2A region quarterfinal breakdown — April 18

Class 2A

2023 FHSAA Girls Lacrosse State Championship Tournament Class 2A Tournament

Tonight’s Area Region Quarterfinal Matchups

Class 2A, Region 3
No. 8 Sickles (12-8) at No. 1 Plant (15-3), 7

This is the third meeting between these teams this season. The Panthers have won the previous two by a combined 34-7, including a victory in the semifinals of last week’s 2A-10 district tournament.

Plant, which is ranked No. 4 in the class by MaxPreps, has won four straight games. Two of the Panthers’ three losses were to out-of-state teams.  

Stat leaders
GoalsAlexa Desart, 77McKenzey Craig, 40
AssistsElena Hangen, 34McKenzey Craig, 43
Ground ballsCamila Montealagre, 34Olivia Gray, 32
Goals against averageEmma Zimmerman, 6.0Hartley Heuchan, 5.8
SavesEmma Zimmerman, 132Hartley Heuchan, 41
No. 7 Lakewood Ranch (11-6) at No. 2 Steinbrenner (12-2), 7

The Warriors, ranked No. 5 in the class, are expected to make another deep playoff run. 

They have been dominant this season, winning 10 of their 12 games by double digits. Their only two losses are to out-of-state teams. 

The Mustangs, meanwhile, are trying to rebound after losing their past two games. 

Stat leaders
CategoryLakewood RanchSteinbrenner
GoalsMorgan McCabe, 46Taylor Lapointe, 41
AssistsJoslyn Chapman, 19Kaitlin Price, 23
Ground ballsMorgan Barton, 29Katherine Prentice, 23
Goals against averageKathleen Cravens, 6.8Estelle Gray, 3.8
SavesN/AAbigale Eash, 74
No. 6 Newsome (15-4-1) at No. 3 Bradenton Manatee (11-4), 7

The Wolves had their five-game win streak snapped with a loss to Plant in last week’s 2A-10 district final. 

After starting the season 3-3, the Hurricanes have won eight of their last nine games.  

Stat leaders
CategoryNewsomeBradenton Manatee
GoalsGracie Ochoa, 58Grace Knowles, 71
AssistsGracie Ochoa, 25Isabella French, 18
Ground ballsMolly Dabney, 21Grace Knowles, 26
Goals against averageCassidy Bauman, 3.8Sally Lehto, 0
SavesMacey Clay, 95Cameron Murphy 30