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Mariner girls defeat Cypress Lake, 3-0, in District soccer

January 30, 2019
By PETE SISK - Prep Report ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

With the team's star sidelined, the other Mariner Tritons stepped up.

Mariner defeated Cypress Lake 3-0 on Thursday in the first round of the District 3A-13 girls soccer tournament.

As a result, the Tritons will face top-seeded North Fort Myers Tuesday in the second semifinal match. Mariner and North square off at 7:30 p.m., after Cape Coral and Lemon Bay play the 5:30 p.m. semifinals.

The semis and championship match will be played at Mariner.

The Red Knights rolled past Dunbar 8-0, Lemon Bay won 8-0 against Island Coast, and Cape Coral got past Port Charlotte 2-1 in overtime in Thursday's other quarterfinal matches.

Mariner (11-6-4) didn't have its best player, Taylor Yount, who has played her last match for the Tritons. Yount, headed to Samford University to play collegiate soccer, has her right foot in a cast.

Yount is expected to be in that cast for three weeks, with then another three weeks in a walking boot.

"Taylor's a big loss for the team, but the girls showed a lot of heart," Tritons' coach Jami Hagy said. "They want to play for Taylor."

Yount's freshman sister, Brooke Yount, got the Tritons on the board midway through the first half on a shot that hit the underside of the crossbar, fell in just over the goal line, then bounced back out. That brief moment the ball spent inside the goal was enough for a 1-0 lead.

Cypress Lake began applying pressure as the midpoint of the second half approached, but the end result was a 2-0 Mariner lead. On the counter-attack, Ariana Quintanilla made a nifty move around a Panthers' defender and fired a shot from 25 yards out that was nothing but net.

Michelle Vidal tacked on an insurance goal for Mariner with just over four minutes remaining in the match.

The Tritons looked just a bit off early on, missing Taylor Yount's talents -- and her ability to draw defenders away from other players. As the match went on, however, Mariner began to gain confidence and create opportunities.

"It's been something we've been saying all year," Hagy said. "Other people need to step up. The team did that tonight."

Next up is North Fort Myers, which dominated district play in the regular season.

"It's always a game," Hagy said. "Unfortunately it's the semis, but we're all going to come out here and try our best and go for it."

Hannah Holloway got the shutout in goal.


Girls Soccer

District 3A-13 Tournament

North Fort Myers 8, Dunbar 0: Emilee Hauser bombarded the Tigers with four goals to lead the Red Knights (15-2-0) into the semifinals. Makenzy Dupree had a goal and three assists and Michelle Horan scored a goal and had an assist. Haley Turner and Brooke Hawkins had North's other two goals, and Savannah Taylor contributed an assist. Haley Weaver got the win as the Red Knights' goaltender.

Cape Coral 2, Port Charlotte 1 (OT): Cape Coral (8-10-2) needed extra time to advance, but pulled out the victory. Lemon Bay awaits in the semifinals.

Lemon Bay 8, Island Coast 0: Lemon Bay, the second seed, improved to 13-5-2 with the win.

Boys soccer

Bishop Verot 1, Ida Baker 1 (tie): The Vikings (3-8-5) rallied in the second half on Thomas Bickel's goal to earn a draw with the Bulldogs (4-12-4). Bishop Verot will face the winner of Friday's Gateway Charter at Oasis match in the semifinals of the District 2A-12 tournament.

Girls basketball

Cape Coral 61, Port Charlotte 42: The Seahawks (15-7, 10-2 District 7A-10) laid claim on the second seed in next month's district tournament with a dominant performance against the Pirates (12-9, 8-4). Cape Coral steps outside district play Monday, traveling to Mariner.

Bishop Verot 51, Island Coast 25: The Vikings picked up their 20th win of the season (20-1) with a victory at Island Coast (8-13). Claire Woolam scored 22 points and Charlotte Terry 17 for the victors. Bishop Verot travels to Community School of Naples for a District 5A-10 game today. The Gators are home today to face Cypress Lake.

Immokalee 67, Mariner 34: Mariner slipped to 5-9, 1-4 in District 6A-12. The Tritons are home against Cape Coral on Monday.

Boys basketball

Immokalee 72, Mariner 35: The Tritons (5-14) fell to 2-4 in District 6A-12. With their win, the Indians upped their record to 15-3, 5-1. Mariner is on the road Monday for a grudge match with archrival Cape Coral.


Boys soccer

District 3A-13 tournament - Quarterfinals

Mariner 8, Island Coast 0: Leo Perez led the top-seeded Tritons (20-1-4) with three goals and three assists. Santiago Guerrero scored twice, and Esteban Orjuela, Pedro Reyes and Caleb Cook had a goal each. Island Coast finished the year 0-17-1.

Cape Coral 1, Port Charlotte 0: The Seahawks (17-5-1) got past the Pirates (5-13-2) to reach Wednesday's semifinals. The second-seeded Seahawks face Cypress Lake in the semis.

Cypress Lake 2, North Fort Myers 0: North's season comes to a halt at 5-13-3. Cypress Lake (7-5-4) advances to the semifinals against Cape Coral.

Lemon Bay 2, Dunbar 0: The Manta Rays (12-6) ad-vanced to face Mariner, while ending the season for the Tigers (4-8-2).

District 2A-12 - Play-in game

Gateway Charter 1, Oasis 0: The Griffins pulled a mild upset, waiting until tournament time to win their first district match of the season. Oasis' season ends at 2-12-1, while Gateway Charter (8-17) faces top-seeded and tournament host Clewiston in the semifinals next week.

Girls soccer

District 4A-12

Gulf Coast 5, Ida Baker 2: The Bulldogs' season ends at 8-9-2, while Gulf Coast (14-4-3) advances to the district semifinals.

Boys basketball

Port Charlotte 68, Cape Coral 35: The undefeated Pirates (19-0) wrapped up a perfect District 7A-10 slate (12-0) with a win against the Seahawks (5-15, 5-7). Cape Coral will seek to get back on track Monday against archrival Mariner.

Charlotte 89, Ida Baker 62: Charlotte (16-6, 9-2 District 7A-10) jumped out to a big 27-8 lead after one period on its way to victory against Ida Baker (6-13, 5-7). The Tarpons will be second-seeded in the District 7A-10 tournament. Charlotte plays Island Coast on Monday. Ida Baker travels to Palmetto Ridge on Tuesday.

Lemon Bay 63, North Fort Myers 36: The Manta Rays will be the third seed in District (12-9, 7-4) after the win against the Red Knights (3-15, 1-11). North is off until Wednesday, when the Mariner Tritons come into The Dungeon.

Community School of Naples 88, Bishop Verot 50: CSN roared out to a 45-16 lead and coasted past the Vikings in an afternoon game at Bishop Verot. The Seahawks (17-4, 11-1) have locked up the top seed in the upcoming District 5A-10 tournament. The Vikings (12-9, 6-6) are the likely fourth seed. Verot faces Ave Maria Donahue Academy on Feb. 1

Oasis 52, Gateway Charter 36: Oasis (14-7, 8-3) will be the third seed in the District 5A-10 tournament. Gateway Charter (3-16, 2-10) is likely to meet Clewiston in a play-in game. Oasis will be home Tuesday for Senior Night against Barron Collier.

Girls basketball

Bishop Verot 50, Community School of Naples 14: Verot's sterling regular season continues at 21-1, 11-1 in District 5A-10. Charlotte Taylor scored 22 points and Claire Woolham 10. CSN fell to 7-10, 5-7. The Vikings have a non-district game at Port Charlotte on Jan. 30.

Island Coast 55, Cypress Lake 23: The Gators picked up their ninth win of the season (9-13) while dropping Cypress Lake to 3-16. Island Coast plays at Gateway Charter on Wednesday.

Oasis 39, Gateway Charter 22: The Sharks (5-12, 4-8 District 5A-10) kept the Griffins winless (0-14, 0-10). Rylee Casey had a triple-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 10 steals. Maddie Chanley added 13 points. Oasis is home against Southwest Florida Christian on Wednesday.


Boys basketball

Oasis 66, Barron Collier 65: Oasis (14-7) won a thriller over Barron Collier (4-16) on Senior Night. The Sharks are idle until a game next Monday at Island Coast.

Charlotte 81, Island Coast 27: The Fightin Tarpons finished 10-2 in District 7A-10, and improved to 17-6 overall. The Gators (2-17) are at Gateway Charter on Tuesday.

Girls basketball

Cape Coral 64, Mariner 26: The Seahawks (16-7) raced out to a 27-6 lead after one quarter on their way to downing the Tritons (5-10). Mariner is home Thursday against North Fort Myers, while Cape Coral is at South Fort Myers on Wednesday.



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