The Trojans (19-4-2) were unable to hang on as the Bobcats outshot the Trojans 16-4 with Patrick Goodrich (the coach’s son) making seven saves; Kilgallon only had to make four saves for the match.
Boca Raton (25-2) advances to Friday’s state semifinal match against Cypress Bay in Melbourne.
“I knew coming into this that we were going to give up possession against a great team like this,” said Goodrich, the current Nova Southeastern University women’s coach who had successful stints at Cardinal Gibbons and Blanche Ely high schools in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
“We knew we weren’t going to shoot on-level with them; we were playing low pressure (in the midfield while stacking the back field). I’m very proud of the season our boys had and the way they handled themselves tonight.”
Matthew Laux scored Boca Raton’s first goal eight minutes into the second half off a header off a long throw-in from Gio DiMauro; Gilmar Rodriguez scored the game-winner on a one-touch kick in front of the goal off a cross from right winger David Adejunmobi with 15 minutes remaining.
Boca Raton, meanwhile, frequently worked the ball into the Trojans zone through the first 40 minutes, but had limitedsuccess in quality scoring opportunities, taking eight shots (four on goal).
• Region 4-4A final — Fort Lauderdale 3, Stuart Martin County 2 (OT): After trailing 2-1 at halftime, the Flying L’s were triumphant after penalty kicks in overtime.
Vladimir Joseph scored the tying goal. Fort Lauderdale improved to 18-7-1