By: Matt Rothman
It was a great couple of days for Coral Glades athletics, with four varsity teams picking up wins to close out the week.
The Coral Glades boys volleyball team improved their record to 5-3, winning over Pompano Beach High School Wednesday night.
The Jaguars beat the Golden Tornadoes in three sets to extend their winning streak to five. They defeated Monarch, Everglades, Coral Springs High School, and St. Thomas Aquinas. Head Coach Kaitlin Ledbetter said the boys came together and improved every day.
Next week, the Jaguars will have matches against Coconut Creek and Pembroke Pines Charter, with Coral Glades looking to extend their streak.
After dropping two straight heading into g Break, the Coral Glades boys lacrosse team defeated Cooper City High School 8-4.
Christian Garnett recorded four goals and two assists. Alexander Minias also scored a pair of goals and had two assists, while Kyle Williamson and Timmonthy Brucker combined to score twice and record a helper.
“The Cowboys scored two successive goals in the very beginning of the first quarter, said Coach Kyle O’Neil. “Luckily, our guys didn’t let that get to them. We’re going to capitalize on our strengths from this game going forward into our last week of the regular season.”
The Jaguars will now shift their attention to their final two games. Cora Galdes will play J.P. Taravella on Tuesday, April 5, before playing Coral Springs High School.
For the second time this season, the Coral Glades softball team picked up a win via the shutout.
After winning 15-0 in their opening game against Cardinal Gibbons High School, the Jaguars defeated Coral Springs High School 12-0 on Thursday.
Cory Paz made the start on the mound and stuck out eight in four innings. She allowed only two hits before Ciara Gendron picked up the final three outs after striking out the side.
Offensively, Carmela Smith led the with two RBIs. Bianca Magobet, Gendron, Kiana Marte, Casey Kazinjian, and Hannah Grandez recorded one. Mackenzie Wolfe also had a big game with a hit and two runs scored, while Alyssa Densmore picked up her first hit of the season.
“My goal this year is to be ready and playing our best softball at the end of the season for the playoffs, said Head Coach Richard Waldorf. “We’ve actually played well in most games. The pieces, old and new, are starting to flow together.”
The Jaguars improved their record to 4-5 and will have a tough week ahead. They are set to play Pompano Beach High School on Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m., before playing in a tournament on April 7 against Somerset Academy and Monarch High School.
Despite trailing 8-2, the Coral Glades baseball team rallied to outscore Coral Springs High School 9-1 to pick up their fifth win of the season.
Emanuel Sohit recorded the win after pitching five innings out of the bullpen. He allowed only one run and two hits while striking out six. Offensively, Evan Puccio drove in three runs.
“I’m really proud of the way our team fought through adversity, being down 8-2 and then being able to scratch and claw their way to an 11-9 win against a local rivalry,” said Head Coach Joe Franco. “I have really been happy with our pitching and defense this season.
Next, Coral Glades will take on Pompano Beach High School in their next game on Wednesday, April 6, before hosting J.P. Taravella two days later.
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- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is now attending the University of Florida as a graduate student.
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