LITHIA – Newsome (17-0) kept its undefeated streak going as the Wolves topped Durant 6-0, in Class 5A-District 6 semifinal action. The Wolves took advantage early on a Peyton Smith goal and added a Tatiana Kallianiotis goal in what Wolves coach Kelly Townsend called a “slow” first half for the tournament’s top seed.
After some halftime adjustments, the Wolves rolled in the second half with goals from Kallianiotis, Karli Gutsche, Lindsey Eaton and Lauren Evans. The win moved Newsome into Friday’s final where it will host Lakeland Jenkins, 3-1 winners against Bloomingdale on Tuesday.
In the later semifinal, Jenkins got a hat trick from senior Lauren Greene to top Bloomingdale. Greene got things going in the 23rd minute finishing an open look in the box to the keeper’s right. Bloomingdale evened the match a few minutes later as Marisa Webber converted a chance after a penalty was called in the box. However, Bloomingdale’s chances after the goal were few and Greene struck twice more to lead Jenkins.
4A-9: East Bay tops Hillsborough
GIBSONTON — East Bay (8-5-2) got the better of Hillsborough, 4-3, in a physical semifinal .
The Indians fell behind twice as senior Ashton Davis gave the Terriers leads with free kicks in the first half. Davis sent in a goal from 20 yards out, off the East Bay keeper’s fingers in the eighth minute, only to have the Indians answer as Allie Haeck drilled a ball off a Hillsborough (7-7) defender and into the net two minutes later.
Davis drilled a 35-yard free kick in the 12th and again the Indians answered with a Zoe Haeck corner kick that bent in in the 17th minute.
From there East Bay got the better of the play and Ashley Privette put in a one-touch, left-footed shot off a Michelle Rodriguez corner to give the Indians the lead. East Bay added an Astrid Caal goal in the second half, but the Terriers kept pressing as Davis added her third goal.
1A-5: Carrollwood Day, Cambridge advance
TAMPA — The soccer teams from Carrollwood Day School and Cambridge Christian pulled off victories Tuesday and will meet in Friday’s championship.
CDS defeated Bishop McLaughlin 3-0 and Cambridge beat Seffner Christian 3-2.
Lancer Madison Cox scored all three Cambridge goals, including the game winner with less than two minutes remaining.
For CDS, Lauren Meaney had two goals and Carli Gauthier added the third.
“It took us a little while to get going, but we finally did find a rhythm,” CDS coach Donna Holyman said.
“I was wondering how we might come out after not playing a game (since Dec. 12). That’s a long time to not play a game, but I think we responded pretty well today.”