Boys lacrosse: Class 2A-1A region quarterfinal breakdown — April 19

Class 2A

2023 FHSAA Boys Lacrosse State Championship Tournament Class 2A Tournament

Tonight’s area region quarterfinal matchups

2A, Region 3
No. 8 Lakeland (14-5) at No. 1 Steinbrenner (16-1), 7

The Warriors, who have won 14 straight games, are ranked No. 6 in the class by MaxPreps. Nine of their victories during this current streak are by double digits. 

After starting the season 10-1, the Dreadnaughts have gone 4-4 in their last eight games.  

Stat leaders
GoalsLuke Mowrer, 47Avery Kamuf, 56
AssistsLuke Mowrer, 30Avery Kamuf, 28
Ground ballsIan Hobson, 72Shale Saeger. 162
Goals against averageN/AAvery Kamuf, 0
SavesEli Peck, 108Sam Johnson, 108

No. 4 Mitchell (14-6) at No. 5 Alonso (14-4), 7

The Mustangs are battle-tested. All six of their losses have come against some of the state’s best teams. And each of those losses were by single digits. 

Since starting the season 4-3, the host Ravens have won 10 of their last 11 games, including a 14-7 victory over Palm Harbor University in last week’s 2A-11 district final. 

Stat leaders
GoalsChris Ferrini, 66Peyton Kassay, 60
AssistsChris Ferrini, 46Cooper Hersey, 52
Ground ballsFinn Hudson, 173Patrick McKeown, 91
Goals against averageCarter Jaye, 5.8Peyton Kassay, 0
SavesJameson Clark, 154Ben Klaus, 93

No. 7 Palm Harbor University (14-4) at No. 2 Plant (13-5), 7

The host Panthers, ranked No. 8 in the class by MaxPreps, have come together at the right time, winning seven straight games. Last week, they beat Bartow and Newsome by a combined 43-5 to take home the 2A-9 district title. 

The Hurricanes’ loss to Alonso in last week’s 2A-11 district final snapped their 10-game win streak. 

Stat leaders
CategoryPalm Harbor UniversityPlant
GoalsPatrick Iaconis, 53Hyatt Criser, 50
AssistsMatthew Iaconis, 30Eastin Willett, 30
Ground ballsJayden Griggs, 53Rogan Kane, 145
Goals against averageDaniel Krempp, 0Alexander Ray, 2.3
SavesCole Stapleton, 58Michael Busweiler, 118
No. 6 Newsome (11-6) at No. 3 Naples Gulf Coast (13-5), 6

After starting the season 7-1, the Wolves have gone 4-5 in their last nine games. 

The host Sharks, meanwhile, rebounded when it mattered, beating Fort Myers and Sarasota Riverview last week to win the 2A-12 district title and snap a four-game losing streak to close the regular season. 

Stat leaders
CategoryNewsomeNaples Gulf Coast
GoalsN/AThomas Lucia, 32
AssistsN/AThomas Lucia, 12
Ground ballsN/AJackson Fox, 29
Goals against averageN/AN/A
SavesN/AShaden Shields, 80

Class 1A

  • The remaining 1A area region quarterfinal games will be on Friday. 

2023 FHSAA Boys Lacrosse State Championship Tournament Class 1A Tournament

Tonight’s area region quarterfinal matchup

1A, Region 3
No. 5 Fort Myers Bishop Verot (15-3) at No. 4 Calvary Christian (16-1), 4:15

The Vikings’ three losses this season are by a combined nine goals. Two of those were each by a goal, including last week’s 1A-12 district final. 

The host Crusaders, meanwhile, have been one of the area’s hottest teams with 11 straight wins, the last coming against Osceola in th 1A-10 district title game. 

Stat leaders
CategoryFort Myers Bishop VerotCalvary Christian
GoalsTrey Toscano, 54Giovanni Lubrano, 49
AssistsAiden Feeney, 52Conner Kistner, 30
Ground ballsTodd Long, 95Collin Doherty, 135
Goals against averageAndrew Webb, 2.8Leo Schabilon, 0
SavesMason Mangold, 73Nicholas Betancourt, 83