Jonathan Jimenez was a one-man wrecking crew Friday night for the Cape Coral Seahawks, scoring all three goals in a 3-2 triumph over multiple state champion St. Thomas Aquinas at Dave Warkentin Field.
The Seahawks led 2-0 at halftime as Ryan Mollow and Camillo Avendano assisted on the first two boals by Jimenez. Aquinas rallied to tie the match 2-2 in the second half, but Jimenez knocked in an unassisted boal with 10 minutes remaining for the game-winner.
"It was a nervous final 10 minutes to hang on," said Seahawks coach Aldo Nardiello. "This was one of the biggest wins in Cape Coral history."
Jimenez had the ball on the left wing when the ball went off a defender's leg trying for a slide tackle and past the keeper for the game-winning goal. Seahawks keepers Austin Lachman and Alex Collazo combines for 17 saves in the Seahawks' final regular season match.
The Seahawks (18-2-1) open play in the District 3A-13 Tournament Monday at Mariner with a 3 p.m. kickoff against Island Coast.
North Fort Myers 62, Island Coast 57: C.J. Harrell connected for 11 of his team-high 19 points in the fourth quarter to lead a North Fort Myers rally that defeated Island Coast Friday night.
Island Coast's 11-0 run to start the third quarter established a lead that the Gators maintained at six or seven oints through the third quarter until Harrell got hot from three-point range in the final period.
Morgan Foreman led the Gators with 17 points and seven rebounds. Preston Grimm added seven points and six assists while Sonel Mathurin battled foul trouble from the outset and was rendered ineffective.
The Gators (8-12) play at South Fort Myers on Tuesday.
District 3A-13: Ida Baker retained its unbeaten status with a 5-4 overtime victory over North Fort Myers Friday in the championship game of the district tournament at Mariner.
Gabby Morales scored the game's first goal in 37 seconds and the game-winner one minute into overtime to life the Bulldogs to the school's second title in three seasons. Marcella Montoya added two goals and Franny Farella one goal. Keeper Angela Christiano made eight saves to record the victory.
Darian Leschewski's hat trick led the Red Knights, including her third goal that tied the game in regulation in to send it to overtime. North scored two goals in the final 10 minutes of regulation after trailing 3-0 early and 3-2 at halftime.
"They got up on us 3-0 in the blink of an eye," said Knights coach Nick Erickson. "It was an unbelieveable effort against the No. 2 team in the state."
Leschewski, a senior, reached the 100-goal mark for her career at North (17-6) which plays at Estero in the regional quarterfinals Thursday night.
The Bulldogs (23-0-2) host Naples in the regionals on Thursday.
Dunbar 71, Oasis 32: Samantha Wood and Jordan Westendorf led Oasis with a combined 27 points in a loss at Dunbar Friday.
Wood had a team-high 17 and Westendorf a double-double of 10 points, 11 rebounds. The Sharks (10-10) host Gulf Coast on Thursday.