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Prep soccer: Top 5 teams

Published:   |   Updated: December 12, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Boys

1. Newsome (7-2) – The Wolves lost 4-0 to Hillsborough last week and need to get back into the win column. Standing in the way will be Plant (tonight) and Durant (Friday) this week.

2. Steinbrenner (6-1-1) – Since suffering a loss to Newsome, followed immediately by a draw against Plant, the Warriors have won three straight against district opponents, including 3-1 Tuesday against East Lake.

3. Jesuit (7-1-2) – The Tigers stopped district opponents Spoto and Robinson in the past week, the latter clinching the top seed in the district tournament. The Tigers host independent powerhouse Montverde Academy (16-0-1) on Saturday.

4. Brandon (7-0) – The Eagles topped Tampa Bay Tech 4-0 on Tuesday and face a tough challenge tonight at King (7-3-3).

5. Lennard (6-2-1) – The Longhorns followed a win against Tampa Bay Tech last week with a 3-2 loss to district opponent Plant City on Thursday. In a tight district race, Lennard needs to get back on pace against East Bay next week.

On the bubble: Sickles (7-2-1), King (7-3-3), Plant (4-2-4)

Girls

1. Newsome (11-0) – The Wolves topped Hillsborough 4-0 in the team’s lone match since Thanksgiving. They will look to stay on top of the Class 5A-District 6 standings Friday at Durant.

2. Plant City (10-1) – The Raiders topped King and Lennard in the past week and have won six straight — all against district opponents.

3. Steinbrenner (8-3) – The Warriors moved to 2-1 in Class 5A-District 7 by defeating East Lake 1-0 on Tuesday night.

4. Academy of the Holy Names (11-0) – The Jaguars got goals from five different players in stopping Bishop McLaughlin 5-0 on Tuesday to remain undefeated.

5. Plant (7-3-2) – The Panthers picked up two solid wins, defeating Wharton 2-1 and cruising past district foe Alonso 5-0.

On the bubble: Durant (6-2), Robinson (9-3), Tampa Prep (7-4), Wharton (5-5-4)

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