P.K. Yonge ousted in regional quarters


Published: Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 30, 2009 at 12:10 a.m.

For the fourth consecutive year, Jacksonville Episcopal easily handled P.K. Yonge in the girls soccer 1-3A Regional Quarterfinal. The Eagles got off to a strong start and kept pouring it on en route to an 8-0 victory on a muddy, rain soaked field that left many of the players looking as if a game of rugby had taken place.

Episcopal will travel to Jacksonville Bolles Tuesday for the regional semifinal looking to avenge a 1-0 loss to the Bulldogs last Friday.

The Eagles were led by midfielder Theresa Diederich, who scored the opening two goals and assisted the third goal on a pass to Mary Catherine Ingham for a 3-0 advantage at the break.

Diederich struck again for the Eagles to begin the second half on an unassisted blast to the corner of the net for a 4-0 lead.

“When our midfielder (Theresa Diederich) is on we are a good team, “said first year head coach and Episcopal Atheletic Director Stephen Cass. “She is just a tireless player and leader for us and she can control the game in the middle.”

Episcopal has now outscored the Blue Wave 27-2 in the last four meetings, all of which ended the season of the P.K. Yonge girls.

“Their constant movement without the ball and their style is something that is tough for us to match up with,” said fourth year head coach Pauline Hazan. “They execute to the goal effectively and they just produce.”

P.K ends the season as district champion for the fourth straight season and will return 12 out of 16 players next season, including freshman Allison Mervau.

“They have a lot of great players, “said Mervau. “They do everything well.”

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