Roundup: Fleming Island victorious in district final over Buchholz


Published: Friday, January 21, 2011 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 12:19 a.m.

Buchholz fell to Orange Park Fleming Island, 3-0, Friday in the District 4-5A championship game played at Orange Park Ridgeview. The Bobcats, last year's Class 5A, Region 1 finalists, will travel to Tallahassee to take on Chiles — a team they are all too familiar with — in a Class 5A, Region 1 quarterfinal on Thursday.

Buchholz hosted Chiles in a regional quarterfinal last year and won, 1-0 in overtime.

“We have a couple of ideas to secure our defense against them,” Buchholz coach Jim Peterson said.

One of those ideas is to move senior forward Kim Sapienza, a Florida commitment, back to her original spot as a defender.

“Chiles is a fiesty bunch, we are going to have to make some changes to defeat them,” Peterson added.

Buchholz defeated Fleming Island to win the district title last year. The Bobcats were gunning for their fourth district title over the last five years.

District 4-3A: Bishop Snyder secured its second straight regional playoff berth and second straight district championship by knocking off Keystone Heights, 2-0.

With the loss, Keystone Heights travels to Jacksonville Bolles for Thursday's Class 3A, Region 1 quarterfinal game. Last season, Keystone Heights traveled to Bolles for a regional quarterfinal and lost, 8-0.

Indians coach David McCollum plans to keep his team's style of play in the regionals.

“You have to keep to the basics you know, good trapping, good passing,” McCollum said. “We would change the continuity as best we can but were unable to score, that's just the flow of the game — we just need to regroup and work this week.”

The Cardinals put the game away with two first half goals by Amy Jugenheimer and Kendall Saffer. Bishop Snyder will host Fernandina Beach on Thursday.

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