By: Matt Rothman
The District Championship for soccer begin this week, with four local teams in action.
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas boys soccer team earned the top spot and will play the winner of J.P. Travella and Coral Springs High School. The Trojans went 2-7-2 with wins against Cardinal Gibbons and Piper High School, while the Colts won six games but have not won since an 8-0 win over South Plantation High School on December 12. Kickoff for this game is set for Wednesday, January 24, at 7 p.m.
Coral Glades went 7-4-6 this year and will play Monarch High School in their opening game on Friday, January 26 at 7 p.m. The Knights have won the last two District Championships and are 9-6-4 this year. These two teams played to a 0-0 draw on January 16.
Coral Springs Charter had only one win, which came against Westminster Academy. They are the fourth seed in their District Tournament and will face Chaminade Madonna High School in the opening round on Wednesday, January 24, at 7 p.m. The winner of this game will play top-seeded NSU University on Friday, January 26, while the other semifinals will feature Pine Crest and Calvary Christian Academy.
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas girls soccer team also earned the top seed in the District and will play the winner of J.P. Taravella and Monarch High School. The Trojans had only three wins all year, but two came in their last two games against McArthur and Piper. JPT also beat Somerset Prep 7-0 on November 28 and will take on a team that went 5-11 this year. Kickoff is set for Wednesday, January 24, at 4 p.m.
Coral Glades will renew its rivalry with Coral Springs High School in the semifinals on Friday, January 26, at 7 p.m. The Lady Jaguars are 8-6-2 this year, while the Lady Colts went 10-3-1 but lost 1-0 in their only meeting with Coral Glades in the season’s first game.
The Coral Springs Charter girls soccer earned the two seeds in their bracket and will play Pine Crest for the second time this year on Monday, January 29 at 7 p.m. CSC won 3-0 in the previous meeting and finished the regular season with a record of 10-5. On the other side of their bracket, NSU University earned the top seed and will play either Chaminada-Modnana or Calvary Christian Academy in the semifinals.
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student. He also works for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona covering high school sports.
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