Villar got the scoring started with a streaking goal through the middle of the Mustangs backfield in the 10th minute, taking the ball from midfield while ducking and dodging defenders.
“The thing with our team is that if we come in focused we can play with any team and beat any team,” Villar said. Her Lions split regular season matches against Miami Springs before defeating the Eagles for the district championship.
Twenty seconds into the second half and holding a commanding 5-0 lead, Villar scored her third and final goal on a similar play, this time on an assist from senior Alexis Hogan, who recorded a goal and two assists, all in the second half. Hogan’s goal in the 10th minute of the second half ended the game.
• Region 4-5A quarterfinal — Cypress bay 8, Ronald Reagan 0: With their next opponent watching in the stands, Weston Cypress Bay applied pressure early and often offensively on Doral Reagan, as the host Lightning defeated Reagan.
Cypress Bay will face district rival West Broward, which defeated Miami Beach earlier Wednesday, in the regional semifinals.
Maria Munoz led the Lightning with three goals. Jacky Huchler added a goal and five assist for Cypress Bay.
“We are peaking at the right time,” Lightning coach Kate Dwyer said. “Their focus is completely on soccer.”
Cypress Bay (15-2-3) held possession of the ball for the majority of the match. Munoz scored the games’ first goal as she split two Bison defenders and hit the far left corner of the net past the diving goaltender in the eighth minute.
Cypress Bay added five more goals in the first half to take a 6-0 at the break.
Reagan (16-4-1) struggled most of the match to maintain possession as the Bison turned the ball over numerous times in their own defensive end.
The Lightning will face West Broward for the second consecutive year in the state playoffs.
• Region 4-1A quarterfinal — Miami Country Day 2, Westminster Christian 0: Seventh-grader Yakira Mattison scored the first goal late in the first half on an assist by Avery Watson, who also scored later in the game. Goalkeeper Laurel Ivory got the shutout and more than 10 saves. Country Day advances to the regional semifinal to play Marathon on Saturday.