Boys Soccer Regional Quarterfinal Capsules
Published: Monday, January 30, 2012 at 11:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 30, 2012 at 11:03 p.m.
All games start at 7 p.m. Tuesday unless otherwise indicated
Admission: $7 per game
WHO: Buchholz (16-3-3) at Port Orange Spruce Creek (16-6-1)
WHAT: Class 5A, Region 1
WHAT'S NEXT: Buchholz would travel to Jacksonville Mandarin or Flagler Palm Coast for Friday's regional semifinals; Spruce Creek would travel to Mandarin or host Flagler Palm Coast.
FREE KICK: The Bobcats are in the playoffs for the second straight year. Senior forward T.J. Atchison, an Emory University commitment, has 19 goals seven assists for the Bobcats, who are looking for their first regional playoff win since 2001; Spruce Creek, Class 6A state semifinalists last season, are in the regional playoffs for third straight year. The Hawks edged the Bobcats, 1-0 in Class 6A regional quarterfinal match in 2005.
WHO: Ponte Vedra (11-6-1) at Suwannee (15-7-2)
WHAT: Class 3A, Region 1
WHAT'S NEXT: Suwannee would host Ponte Vedra Nease or Jacksonville Stanton in Friday's regional semifinals; Ponte Vedra would host Stanton or travel to Nease.
FREE KICK: Suwannee claimed its third consecutive district title and will be at home to start the playoffs for the third straight time. The Bulldogs, who are led by Justin Shirah (18 goals, 9 assists) and Cooper Hall (15 goals, 10 assists) are looking for their first playoff win since 2004; Ponte Vedra, Class 4A regional finalists last winter, are in the payoffs for the third straight year. This is the first playoff meeting between the schools.
WHO: Inverness Citrus (17-3-1) at Eastside (17-5-2), Citizens Field
WHAT: Class 3A, Region 2
WHAT'S NEXT: Eastside would host Leesburg or Belleview in Friday's regional semifinals; Citrus would host Belleview or travel to Leesburg.
FREE KICK: Eastside grabbed its third district title in four years and is the playoff for the fourth straight time. T.J. Fillmer (17 goals, 4 assists) and James Davis (15 goals, 5 assists) lead the way for the Rams, who are looking for their first playoff win since 2002; Citrus is back in the playoffs for the first time since 2002 and is looking for its first ever playoff victory. Eastside opened the 1995 Class 4A playoffs with a 4-1 win over the Hurricanes.
WHO: Pierson Taylor (15-3-3) at Santa Fe (19-5-3)
WHAT: Class 2A, Region 2
WHAT'S NEXT: Santa Fe would host Crescent City or P.K. Yonge in Friday's regional semifinals; Taylor would host P.K. Yonge or travel to Crescent City.
FREE KICK: The Raiders won their first district title since 2003 and are in the playoffs for the second straight season. Arric Wali leads Santa Fe with 25 goals, but he suffered a broken collarbone in the district semifinals according to Santa Fe coach Dave Silva. Wali missed the district title game and is expected to miss tonight's contest. Jorge Garcia (10 goals, 16 assists) and Marcus McCoy (7 goals, 11 assists) also pace Santa Fe, which is in search of its first playoff win since 2003; Taylor is in the regional playoffs for the 15th time in the last 16 years. The Wildcats have won a first-round playoff game in each of the last five years. This is the first playoff meeting between the schools.
WHO: P.K. Yonge (10-10-1) at Crescent City (14-3-3)
WHAT: Class 2A, Region 2
WHAT'S NEXT: P.K. Yonge would travel to Santa Fe or Pierson Taylor for Friday's regional semifinals; Crescent City would travel to Santa Fe or host Taylor.
FREE KICK: P.K. Yonge is in the regional playoffs for the ninth straight year. Senior forward Nick Cattafesta has 39 goals and 19 assists to lead the Blue Wave, who were regional semifinalists a year ago. Cattafesta suffered a right hamstring injury in Friday's district title match and could be slowed by the injury tonight according to P.K. Yonge coach Chris Coley.
Due to a red card that he deserved for disputing a late penalty call in the district title match, Coley will not be on the sidelines directing the Blue Wave tonight. Assistant coach Michael Poole will guide the team in his absence; Crescent City is in the regional playoffs for the third straight season and is looking for its first ever playoff victory. This is the first playoff meeting between the schools.
WHO: Lafayette (11-5-2) at Port St. Joe (15-2-1)
WHAT: Class 1A, Region 1
WHAT'S NEXT: Lafayette would host Eastpoint Franklin County or travel to Tallahassee Maclay for Friday's regional semifinals; Port St. Joe would host Maclay or Franklin County.
FREE KICK: Lafayette is in the playoffs for the third straight season. Arturo Negrete (25 goals, 10 assists), Jose Diaz (19 goals, 15 assists) and Ismael Moreno (13 goals, 12 assists) lead the Hornets, who are looking for their first playoff victory; Port St. Joe is in the playoffs for the eighth straight season. The Tiger Sharks have reached the regional finals the last two years. This is the first playoff meeting between the schools.
WHO: Oak Hall (12-5-3) at Oviedo Master's Academy (18-5-1)
WHAT: Class 1A, Region 1
WHAT'S NEXT: Oak Hall would travel to St. Augustine St. Joseph or Winter Park Circle Christian for Friday's regional semifinals; Master's Academy would travel to St. Joseph or host Circle Christian.
FREE KICK: Oak Hall returns to the regional playoffs for the first time since 2009; Master's Academy is also back in the playoffs after a two-year hiatus. Oak Hall defeated Master's Academy 5-1 in Class 2A regional quarterfinal 2006.
— Cliff Olsen