Girls soccer regional quarterfinal capsules


Published: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 12:04 a.m.

(all games start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated)

Region 1-6A

Who: Buchholz (17-4-3) at Bunnell Flagler Palm Coast (21-4-1)

What’s next: Buchholz would host DeLand (13-8-4) or travel to Neptune Beach Fletcher (12-4-2) for Tuesday’s regional semifinals. Palm Coast would host either school.

Free kick: Buchholz is making its 10th consecutive regional-playoff appearance. The Bobcats have advanced to the regional playoffs 23 times, and are tied with fellow 6A school, Miami Springs for the second most overall playoff appearances according to FHSAA. Class 5A’s Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas is first with 25 trips to the regional playoffs. Flagler Palm Coast is making its seventh consecutive regional-playoff appearance. This is a rematch of last year’s regional quarterfinal when the Bulldogs posted a 3-2 overtime-victory at Buchholz.

Region 1-5A

Who: Orange Park Fleming Island (16-5-3) at Eastside (20-5-2), Citizens Field

What’s next: Eastside would host Ocala Forest or Jacksonville Bartram Trail (23-0-3) in Tuesday’s regional semifinals. Fleming Island would host Forest or travel to Bartram Trail.

Free kick: Eastside won the District 4-5A championship, which is its first district crown since 2002. The Rams are making their 14th regional-playoff appearance in the last 16 years. The Rams are looking for their first tournament win since 2002. This is Fleming Island’s fourth consecutive trip to the regionals. These two schools met in the 2006 regional quarterfinals, won by the Golden Eagles, who reached the Class 5A state semifinals that year.

Region 1-4A

Who: Jacksonville Bishop Kenny (6-6-3) at Santa Fe (18-7-2)

What’s next: Santa Fe would host Green Cove Springs Clay (15-4-1) or travel to Jacksonville Stanton for Tuesday’s regional semifinals. Bishop Kenny would travel to either school.

Free kick: Santa Fe won the District 3-4A title, the second district championship in school history. The Raiders are in the regional playoffs for the fourth time in the last six seasons and are in search of their first tournament victory. Bishop Kenny is in the regional playoffs for the third straight season and for the 12th time in the last 14 years. This is a rematch of last year’s regional quarterfinal won by and hosted by the Crusaders 3-1.

Region 1-3A

Who: Taylor County (16-6-0) at Pensacola Catholic (11-6-0)

What’s next: Taylor County would travel to Santa Rosa Beach South Walton (8-5-2) or Tallahassee Florida High (17-5-2) for Tuesday’s semifinals. Pensacola Catholic would host South Walton or travel to Florida High.

Free kick: Taylor County is making its fourth straight regional-playoff appearance and its fifth in the last six years. Pensacola Catholic is making its eighth straight trip to the regional playoffs. This is the third straight and sixth overall regional meeting between the teams. Pensacola Catholic has won the previous five meetings, including a 2-1 regional-semifinal win over Taylor County a year ago.

Who: Jacksonville Episcopal (13-6-2) at P.K. Yonge (14-6-2)

What’s next: P.K. Yonge would host Fort White (12-4-3) or travel to Jacksonville Bolles (21-3-1) for Tuesday’s regional semifinals. Episcopal would travel to either school.

Free kick: P.K. Yonge is in the regional playoffs for the fourth consecutive season, each time as a district champion, and for the sixth time in the last seven years. Episcopal is making its sixth consecutive trip to the regional playoffs. For the fourth straight year, the Blue Wave and the Eagles tangle in the opening round of the playoffs. Episcopal has won the three previous meetings by a combined score of 19-2.

Who: Fort White (12-4-3) at Jacksonville Bolles (21-3-1)

What’s next: Fort White would host Jacksonville Episcopal (13-6-2) or travel to P.K. Yonge (14-6-2) for Tuesday’s regional semifinals. Bolles would host either school.

Free kick: Fort White is in the regional playoffs for the third consecutive season, while Bolles is making its 19th straight regional-playoff appearance. According to FHSAA records, that string of regional playoff appearances is the second longest streak behind St. Thomas Aquinas’ mark of 25. The Bulldogs are the defending Class 3A state champions and have been to the state semifinals 13 times. This is the third straight season that Bolles has hosted Fort White in an opener. The Bulldogs have won the previous two meetings by a combined scored of 19-0.

Region 2-3A

Who: Umatilla (11-9-2) at Keystone Heights (12-5-0)

What’s next: Keystone Heights would host Pierson Taylor (14-4-0) or travel to Ocala Trinity Catholic (20-3-2). Umatilla would travel to either school.

Free kick: Keystone Heights won the District 5-3A title for its second straight district championship. The Indians are in the regional playoffs for the ninth time in the last 10 years. Umatilla is in the regional playoffs for just the third time and for the first time since 2003. This is the first regional-playoff meeting between the two schools.

Region 1-2A

Who: Jacksonville Providence (8-9-5) at St. Francis (19-3-3)

What’s next: St. Francis would host either St. Augustine St. Joseph (9-4-1) or Orange Park St. Johns Country Day (18-2-2) in Tuesday’s regional semifinals. Providence would host St. Joseph or travel to St. Johns Country Day.

Free kick: St. Francis won the District 4-2A title, its first district championship in the brief history of the school. The Wolves are in the regional tournament for the second straight season and are looking for their first tournament victory. Providence is making its fifth consecutive trip to the regional tournament.

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