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Friday, Apr 18, 2014

Top 5 Prep Soccer Teams



1. Steinbrenner (12-1-1) – After topping Palmetto to win the Berkeley Prep Invitational, the Warriors moved into the top 10. Without playing a game, the Warriors have slipped to No. 11, but they still rank third in the state.

2. Jesuit (9-3-3) – The Tigers dropped a tough match to Palmetto in the Berkeley tournament, but ended the event with a 1-0 victory against the host school. Jesuit then tied Tampa Catholic (1-8-1) in the cold on Tuesday evening.

3. Plant (7-2-5) – The Panthers have gone 7-0-1 in their past eight matches, including a 3-0 win against Robinson on Tuesday.

4. Newsome (11-5-1) – The injury-plagued Wolves dropped matches to Steinbrenner and Auburndale in the Berkeley tourney, but they have gotten back to form with a 5-0 win against Chamberlain on Tuesday.

5. Brandon (9-1-2) – Brandon’s undefeated run ended with a 1-0 loss to Tampa Bay Tech in its opening match of the King Invitational on Monday. The Eagles, ranked No. 20 in the state by, face Robinson today.

On the bubble: Lennard (6-3-2), King (9-3-6) and Sickles (8-4-2)


1. Newsome (15-0) – The Wolves are looking to close out an undefeated regular season today against East Bay after cruising to a 9-1 win against Chamberlain on Tuesday.

2. Plant City (14-2) – The Raiders dropped just their second match to undefeated Lakeland Christian, but they picked up a win against Tampa Prep and have a final regular-season test against Durant on Friday.

3. Steinbrenner (11-3) – The Warriors are on a five-game winning streak and wrap up the regular season Friday with a match against Robinson before a first-round district bye.

4. Plant (11-3-2) – The Panthers ended the regular season on a six-game win streak after topping Robinson 3-2 on Tuesday night.

5. Durant (9-3) – Since falling to Newsome, Durant has won three straight matches and will test itself against 4A contender Plant City on Friday.

On the bubble: Holy Names (13-1), Robinson (11-4) and Wharton (9-7-4)