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Goleman hurt by numbers

 

Special to The Miami Herald

Athletes are known to be confident, but that’s not a trait you will find on the Goleman Gators girls’ soccer team — at least not now.

The GMAC quarterfinals kick off Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Kendall Soccer Park, and the match between Goleman (9-10-2) and Ferguson (14-3-1) figures to be a blowout.

That’s not a prediction — it’s what Goleman expects.

“No way,” said Goleman’s Kaley Huguet when asked if her team can win on Tuesday. “Absolutely not.”

Why such pessimism?

It comes down to numbers, and the Gators don’t have nearly enough. At the end of Monday’s practice, the Gators had only six healthy players — five short of a full lineup.

Because of the shortage, Gators third-year coach Brian Casanas said he wanted another school to take Goleman’s place.

“But the GMAC is forcing us to show up,” Casanas said. “If we don’t, we will be banned from GMAC events for two years.”

Cheryl Golden, the instructional supervisor of the GMAC, said the Gators would have been replaced had they notified her much sooner. “It’s a little late after it’s already seeded and it’s the day before the tournament,” she said.

So the Gators will show up, but Casanas said they won’t play unless they get at least one more player. “The rules are that you have to have seven to play,” he said.

Casanas, who started with the Gators as an assistant in 2007, said that during his short tenure Goleman has decreased in enrollment from 5,000 to 2,000 students, affecting the number of kids who come out for soccer.

To make matters worse, the Gators have been hit hard by injuries. Of their top five players, defender Sarah Ojeda is out for the season because of a fractured ankle, forward Lucia Cuervo is down with an ankle injury and a severe flu bug, and defender Brittney Castillo has shin splints.

That leaves just goalie Annmarie Rodriguez and Huguet as the team’s healthy standouts. But it’s probably a stretch to call Huguet “healthy.” She had ACL surgery on both of her knees in February and is playing in pain.

“My chances of playing in college are probably gone,” said Huguet, a senior who had 17 goals and 19 assists last season and made second-team All-Dade.

Tuesday’s other quarterfinals, all at the same location and time will include Miami Springs vs. Reagan. On the other side of the bracket, South Dade will face TERRA and Palmetto will take on Miami Beach.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

• American 48, Ferguson 41 – AM (13-4): Jones 19, Bradshaw 9, Smith 6, David 6, Williams 4, Vargas 2, Grant 2. FER (9-10): Isa 13, Susan 12, Sydney 12, Samantha 2, Stephasia 2. Halftime: AM 24-16. Three-pointers: David 2. Rebounds: Smith 10. Assists: Jones 3. Steals: Smith, David 4.

• Miami Beach 75, Varela 51 – MB (13-4): Morgan 11, Reque 21, Henry 32, Nedrick 2, Hopkins 7. VAR: Nieto 5, Brown 13, Mctarre 17, Verdes 13, Iglesias. Three-pointers: Henry 7. Rebounds: Morgan 10. Assists: Reque 11. Steals: Morgan 10.

• Carol City 54, Killian 41 – CC: Y. Williams 11, Gaines 24, Warren 11, Milton 4, K. Williams 4. KIL: Dorviller 12, Fonvil 13, Tarver 2, Zelaya 6, Johnson 2, Dennis 2, Miller 4. Halftime: CC 23-19. Three-pointers: Warren, Dorviller. Rebounds: Gaines 15. Steals: Y. Williams 9.

• Southridge 50, Central 41 – SR (7-5): Williams 10, Horn 12, Mcanuff 4, Wilson 8, Kirkland 11, Herbert 5. CEN: Williams 16, Duhart 9, Thompson 2, Walker 5, Jones 2, Chambers 2, Pitts 5. Rebounds: Wilson 9. Assists: Williams 6. Steals: Mcanuff 8.

• Palmetto 38, Coral Park 18 – PAL (11-5): Calice 13, Bellingheiri 16, Elliot 4, Gross 5. CP: Quijada 2, Dakka 2, Morales 4, Fernandez 10. Halftime: PAL 20-18. Rebounds: Bistrong, Bellingheiri 6. Assists: Calice 2. Steals: Bellingheiri 8.

• Mourning 43, Pompano Beach 30 – ATM (2-10): Viera 15, Azerot 18, Brown 8, Dessien 2. PB: Ferner 21, Henderson 3, Baptiste 3, Bedward 1, Scalen 2. Halftime: 17-17. Three-pointers: Ferner 4, Baptiste, Henderson. Rebounds: Azerot 9.

• Miami Springs 48, Hialeah-Miami Lakes 17 – MS: Zapata 10, Acevedo 4, Williams 2, Padrino 10, Romero 2, McKenney 6, Harrell 11, P. Wood 3. Rebounds: Padrino 12. Steals: McKenney 6. Blocks: Padrino 5. Assists: Williams 7.

• Mater East 48, Northwest Christian 19 – ME: Camacho 19, Zheng 14, Garcia 6, Chirino 5, Marquez 2, Hernandez 2. NWC: Tucker 12, West 7. Halftime: ME 37-10.

• Reagan 45, Westland 34 – RR (4-12): Arias 13, Cruz 6, Zamora 10, Rubio 8, Rios 2, Castro 6. WES 1-13. Halftime: WES 25-13. Three-pointers: Arias, Cruz, Zamora.

• Late Saturday – Florida Christian 50, La Salle 20 – FC (13-6): Jimenez 23, Martinez 2, Prinz 6, K. Jim 9, L. Jim 2, Wright 2, Donato 2, Renouf 2, Saumell 2. LAS: Tilman 6, Alfaro 1, De La Madriz 9, Perez 2. Halftime: FC 32-8. Three-pointers: De La Madriz. Rebounds: Wright 11. Assists: Jimenez 7. Steals: Jimenez 16.

• Late Saturday – Florida Christian 36, Sheridan Hills Christian 26 – FC (13-6): Jimenez 13, Martinez 6, Prinz 8, K. Jim 11, Wright 6. SHC: Patillo 6, McCluskey 11, Hyde 4, Fleurestil 3, Fleuridor 2. Halftime: FC 23-22. Three-pointers: McCluskey 1, Jimenez 1 Rebounds: Wright 9. Assists: Jimenez 6. Steals: Jimenez 12.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

• Champagnat Catholic 66, Hebrew Academy 40 – CHA (9-3): Holanda 9, Chapotin 6, Leadon 14, Mackey 14, LaBranche 11, Nairm 8, McDonald 2, Arnaud 2. HA: Abramowitz 14, Estormis 6, Paul 2, Mosin 8, Dohen 3, Furst 7. Rebounds CH: Mackey 9, Nairm 8, LaBranche 6. Steals CH: Holanda 4.

• Deerfield Beach 70, South Plantation 29 – DB: Carpenter 2, Jenkins 10, Owens 9, Johnson 33, Huntley 8, Swinton 4, Powell 2, Kelly 2. SP: Green 4, Sierrs 5, Anderson 6, McFadden 4, Abott 8, Fernandez 2. Halftime: DB 48-17. Rebounds: Owens, Huntley 8. Assists: Carpenter 9. Steals: Johnson 2.

• Braddock 53, Varela 43 – BRA: Arrieta 17, Fernandez 12, Echemendia 11, Garcia 5, Rosario 4, Farinas 2, Ramos 2. VAR: LaFontant 16, Gutierrez 9, Navarro 8, Pujol 6, Duran 2, Ortiz 2. Halftime: VAR 27-25. Three-pointers: Fernandez 3, Arrieta, Garcia. Rebounds: Rosario 8. Assists: Arrieta 6. Steals: Arrieta 5.

• Northwest Christian 52, Mater East 50 – NWC: Jones 20, McCorkle 14, Michel 9. ME: Jelarkin 14, Richardson 9, Bonilla 9. Halftime: ME 23-17. Rebounds: Phillips 8. Assists: Michel 7. Steals: Williams 4.

• Late Saturday – Ransom Everglades 64, Tampa Catholic 55 (OT) – RE (11-2): Mourning 8, Singer 21, Stern 6, Ertel 4, Roach 6, Marx 19. TC: Thomas 16, Corbett 14, Dzigua 3, Molina 5, Farotta 5, Harris 10. Regulation: 55-55. Three-pointers: Singer 3, Marx 5. Rebounds: Mourning 14. Assists: Singer 6. Steals: Singer, Roach 4.

BOYS’ SOCCER

• Pine Crest 7, Pope John Paul II 0: Jack Marchetto 2 goals. Jonathon Bell 2 goals. Steven Goldberg shutout. PC 16-3-1.

• Monarch 1, Coral Glades 1: For MON: Gus Vierira goal. Rodrigo Silva assist. For CG: Shamare Smith goal. MON 10-1-5.

• Sagemont 6, Zion Lutheran 0: Brynn Martinez 2 goals, assist. Reinaldo Marquez shutout. SAGE 11-6.

• TERRA 5, St. Brendan 0: Cristian Jimenez 2 goals, 2 assists. Adolfo Zambrana goal. Agustin Cioni goal. Francisco Astete goal.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

• Archbishop McCarthy 1, Dade Christian 1: For AMC: Taylor Shore goal. Carissa Sanchez assist. For DC: Amanda Martin goal. Julie Ramos assist. AMC 15-5-2. DC 15-3-2.

• South Miami 7, Jackson 0: Veronica Burns 3 goals. Madison Askew 3 goals. Lorraine Jacomino goal. SM 10-8-1.

• Hillel 2, Miami Country Day 0: Elan Stiberman goal. Julian Riblak goal. HIL 12-1.

• Braddock 2, Miami High 0: Amanda Zamora 2 goals. Stephanie Morera assist. Diane Tipps assist. BRA 4-8-2.

TUESDAY’S BROWARD SCHEDULE

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Boyd Anderson vs. Blanche Ely (Home), 7:30

Cardinal Gibbons vs. Pine Crest (Home), 7:30

Northeast vs. Coconut Creek (C. Creek), 7:30

Coral Glades vs. Monarch (Monarch), 7:30

Plantation at South Broward, 7:30

Pines Charter at Stranahan, 7:30

Flanagan vs. Western (Western), 7:30

Archbishop McCarthy at Fort Laud., 7:30

Coral Springs Christ. at Florida Christ., 7:30

Calvary Christian vs. Palmer Trinity (PT), 6

BOYS’ SOCCER

Chaminade at Pace, 5

Boyd Anderson at Blanche Ely, 5

Fort Lauderdale at Coconut Creek, 5

Pembroke Pines Charter vs. Coral Glades, 6

Cardinal Gibbons at Deerfield Beach, 7

McArthur at Hollywood Hills, 4

Cooper City vs. Monarch (Monarch), 4

Nova vs. Northeast (Home), 7

Plantation vs. Piper (Home), 7

South Plantation at St. Thomas Aquinas, 6

Pompano Beach vs. Stranahan (Stranahan), 4

Flanagan vs. Western (Western), 7

Archbishop McCarthy at University School, 7

WRESTLING

Miramar vs. North Miami Beach (NMB), 3

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Boyd Anderson at Blanche Ely, 6

Archbishop McCarthy at Fort Lauderdale, 6

Hollywood Hills vs. Hallandale (Hallandale), 6

Cooper City vs. Nova (Home), 6

McArthur at St. Thomas Aquinas, 6

GIRLS’ SOCCER

University School at Archbishop McCarthy, 4

Pine Crest at Princeton Christian, 4

Pines Charter at Coral Glades, 4

West Broward at Coral Springs, 5

Cardinal Gibbons at Deerfield Beach , 5

Douglas vs. Boca Raton (Boca Raton), 5

Hollywood Hills vs. Hallandale (Hallandale), 5

Cypress Bay vs. Taravella (Taravella), 4

Flanagan vs. Western (Western), 5

TUESDAY’S DADE SCHEDULE

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Sunset vs. Columbus (Columbus), 7:30

Somerset Charter (Homestead) vs. Colonial Christian (Colonial Christian), 5

Horeb Christian at Divine Savior, 7

American vs. Krop (KROP), 7:30

Coral Park vs. Braddock (BRAD), 7:30

Hebrew Academy at Greater Miami, 7:30

Mater Academy at Homestead, 7:30

Miami Springs vs. Miami Beach (MB), 7:30

Westland Hialeah vs. Miami Central (CEN), 5

Norland vs. Miami Central (CEN), 7:30

Goleman vs. Jackson (JAX), 7:30

Hialeah-Miami Lakes vs. Norland (NOR), 7:30

Belen Jesuit vs. Northwestern (NW), 7:30

North Miami Beach at North Miami, 7:30

Calvary Christian vs. Palmer Trinity (PT), 6

Varela vs. South Dade (SD), 7:30

Miami Christian at Westwood Christian, 7:30

BOYS’ SOCCER

Belen Jesuit vs. American (Amelia Earhart), 4

Braddock vs. Columbus (Columbus), 4

South Miami vs. Coral Gables (CG), 3:30

Jackson vs. Ferguson (FER), 3:30

MAST vs. Florida Christian (FCS), 7

Killian vs. Miami Beach (Memorial), 3:30

Southwest vs. Coral Park (CP), 3:30

Sunset vs. Miami Palmetto (PALM), 3:30

Coral Reef vs. Southridge (SR), 4

HML vs. Miami Springs (MSP), 3:30

Keys Gate vs. Palmer Trinity (PT), 4

Archbishop Carroll at Ransom, 4

Varela vs. South Dade (SD), 4

Homestead at Westland, 3:30

WRESTLING

Miami Central vs. Hialeah Gardens (HG), 4

Killian vs. Hialeah Gardens (HG), 4

Braddock vs. Southwest (SW), 6

Miami Beach vs. Miami Springs (MSP), 6

Miramar vs. North Miami Beach (NMB), 3

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Doral Academy at Booker T., 3:30

Ransom Everglades vs. Carrollton (CRT), 3:30

Somerset Charter at Colonial Christ., 3:30

Marathon vs. Dade Christian (DCS), 3:30

St. Brendan vs. Gulliver Prep (GPS), 7:30

TERRA vs. LaSalle (LaS), 5

Palmer Trinity at Westminster Christian, 6:30

Miami Christian at Westwood Christian, 6

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Mater Lakes vs. Archbishop Carroll (AC), 4

Ransom Everglades at Carrollton, 3:30

Coral Gables vs. Coral Reef (CR), 3:30

Mater Academy at Doral Academy, 4

Archbishop Curley at Keys Gate, 4

Hillel vs. Miami Country Day (MCD), 5

Doctors Charter vs. Monsignor Pace (Pace), 7

Pine Crest at Princeton Christian , 4

MAST vs. Westwood Christian (WCS), 4

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