Roundup: Buchholz girls soccer advances

Published: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 12:37 a.m.

Havana Solaun scored all four of Buchholz’s goals as the Bobcats edged rival Gainesville, 4-3 in Wednesday’s District 4-5A semifinal held at Orange Park Ridgeview.

Kim Sapienza, a Florida commitment along with Solaun, had an assist for Buchholz (19-1-1), which will face Orange Park Fleming Island for the district title Friday at 7 p.m. at Ridgeview.

Solaun scored her first two goals in the 26th and 36th minutes to give the Bobcats a 2-0 cushion at halftime. But the Hurricanes (10-10-1) tied things up within the first nine minutes as Casey Troiano and Megan Foster each found the back of the net.

Solaun answered with goals in the 70th and 74th minutes, before Tori Buono scored for GHS to provide the final margin with three minutes left.

“An ugly win is still a win,” Buchholz coach Jim Peterson said. “Big players come to play, and that is exactly what we got from Havana.”

With the win, Buchholz, regional finalists a year ago, clinched its 12th straight regional playoff appearance. The Bobcats, who beat Fleming Island to win the district last year, will be gunning for their fourth district title in the last five years. The Hurricanes, on the other hand, haven’t been to the playoffs since 2008.

District 5-4A: Sarah Landauer scored in the third minute and that was all Eastside needed as the Rams edged Candler Lake Weir, 1-0, in a district semifinal held at Ocala Vanguard on Wednesday. Lauren Hintenlang assisted on the only goal of the game for the Rams, whose defense was anchored by Haley Burger. Eastside (15-5-2), which secured its fourth straight regional playoff appearance, will shoot for its third consecutive district title when it faces Belleview Friday at 7 p.m.

District 5-3A: Shannon Wood netted four goals, Marissa Morgan had three assists and Paulina Malek had a goal and an assist as Suwannee blasted Williston 8-0 in a district semifinal.

The Bulldogs (16-2-1), who are hosting the tournament, will face Santa Fe, 6-0 winners over Newberry, in Friday’s district championship game at 7 p.m. Naomi Lux scored three goals and had an assist, Lindsey Rivas netted two goals and added an assist, and Jordan Register chipped in with a goal and assist for the Raiders (17-5-1). Suwannee defeated Santa Fe in last year’s district final.

District 4-3A: Madison Colaw scored in the final minute of regulation to lift Keystone Heights to a dramatic 4-3 win over Callahan West Nassau in a district semifinal at Interlachen. Noel Crane had a pair of goals for the Indians (12-4-2), who clinched their eighth straight regional playoff appearance. Keystone Heights will play Jacksonville Bishop Snyder for the district title Friday at 6 p.m.

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