Broward high schools

Cypress Bay recovers in tie with West Broward

 
 

West Broward’s Mariah Zayas tries to control the ball in the second quarter as Cypress Bay’s Katie Slattery defends during the 1-1 tie between the schools on Wednesday.
West Broward’s Mariah Zayas tries to control the ball in the second quarter as Cypress Bay’s Katie Slattery defends during the 1-1 tie between the schools on Wednesday.
CW Griffin / Miami Herald Staff

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Treacherous touches and a puddled pitch meant more madness Wednesday in Cypress Bay’s 1-1 tie at West Broward.

“This is a rivalry game,” West Broward coach Diego Philips said. “We knew the game would be tough. They are a very good team. This is my first year with this group but I knew that the girls really wanted this.”

The Bobcats (17-1-3) struck first when an errant shot hit the hip of a Lightning defender for an own-goal 10 minutes into the game.

“When those happen, it’s not how they’re playing,” Lightning coach Kate Dwyer said. “We are the ones taking the responsibility. If you get upset with each other, you end up breaking down.”

Freshman goalkeeper Renee Bronson deflected shot after shot and saved the Bobcats a 1-0 halftime advantage.

“The game could have went either way,” Philips said. “They are a very good, talented team.”

But 15 minutes into the second half, Jackie Huchler corralled the ball and dashed inside the box. Huchler eyed Bronson and chipped the ball over the keeper for the tying goal.

The Lightning (14-2-1) faces South Broward on Friday in its Senior Day game. West Broward has a district semifinal match-up.

“They are always a big rival and have always been in our district,” Dwyer said. “It’s pretty nice to play them outside of our district.

“We’ll meet them or Flanagan in the regional quarterfinals. But it’s by far one of our biggest rivals.”

FOOTBALL

Dillard star linebacker Randy Ramsey was already a top priority recruit for former UM coach Randy Shannon before Ramsey put on a pass-rushing clinic and earned South Player of the Game honors at the National Underclassmen All-American game on Monday.

Flashing the explosion from the edges that helped him register 23 sacks and 28 tackles for losses this past season, Ramsey tallied three sacks and five tackles for losses to lead the South team over the North 26-13 at Doug Shaw Stadium in South Carolina.

“It was a great experience,” Ramsey said. “I got to go against other top guys from different states and see how I stack up against them.”

Shannon, who serves as Arkansas linebacker coach, will try to get the 6-3, 205-pound LB/DE and ESPN three-star prospect to make an oral commitment when Ramsey takes an official visit on Jan. 24.

“I’m being recruited mostly at outside linebacker but I could possibly switch to defensive end if I gain some weight,’’ Ramsey said. “I’m going to bring speed and physicality to a program. I’d sum up my senior year as explosive.”

Ramsey, who said he also holds offers from Kentucky, Wake Forest, Rutgers, N.C. State, Cincinnati, Western Kentucky and Illinois, formed a devastating pass rush tandem with Arthur “Rico” Kennedy (23 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, five fumble recoveries, one touchdown return) this past season.

Together, they helped Dillard (8-4) rattle off eight wins in nine games before bowing out to eventual Class 6A state champion Miami Central in the Region 4-6A semifinals.

Kennedy, a 6-4, 195 pound defensive end, will follow up an unofficial visit to FAU in the next two weeks with an official visit to the Naval Academy on Jan. 31.

FABIAN LYON

GIRLS’ SOCCER

• Archbishop McCarthy 3, North Broward Prep 2: Yari Bradfield 2 goals. Alexa Rivera goal, assist. Amanda Perez assist. Adriana Robles assist. AM 20-2-1.

• University School 2, Pine Crest 2: US: Julia Grosso goal, assist. Madiya Harriott goal.

• Cardinal Gibbons 2, Coral Glades 1: Leslie Novakovic 2 goals. CG 8-4-4.

BOYS’ SOCCER

Cardinal Gibbons 4, University School 1: US (6-3-2): J. Heller goal.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

•  Zion Lutheran, Posnack 63-21: ZL (14-3): K. Battle 16, B. Litt 21, B. Battle 20. POS (5-6): Daeon 12, Brandimon 7. Rebounds: B. Litt 8. Steals: K. Battle 4. Assists: B. Battle 7. Three-pointers: B. Battle 4, K. Battle 2, B. Rivera. POS: Daeon 2.

• Late Tuesday-Archimedean 39, Redland Christian 18: A. Morales 11, A. Pinto 12, D. Revilla 10, B. Pinto 6. Assists: A. Morales 6. Rebounds: A. Pinto 10 B. Pinto 10. Steals: D. Revilla 5. Blocks: A. Pinto 8.

• Sagemont 84, International School of Broward 6: SAG (10-5): Provenzano 12, Black 13, Rucker 16, Smith 12, Jackson 20, Correa 2, Cole 6, Almodovar 3. ISB (0-3): Frantizia 2, Erica 2, Stephanie 2. Rebounds: Smith 10, Jackson 9, Provenzano 8. Steals: Rucker 6, Provenzano 4, Cole 4. Assists: Provenzano 6, Rucker 5, Correa 5. Three-pointers: Smith 2, Black 2.

THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Hialeah Educational at Somerset Aca., 5:00

Westminster Aca. at Greater Miami, 7:00

Hollywood Chr. at Northwest Chr., 7:30

American Heritage at Coconut Creek, 7:30

Pompano Beach at Hallandale, 7:30

Boyd Anderson at Monarch, 7:30

BOYS’ SOCCER

Everglades at North Miami, 5:00

American Heritage at LaSalle, 6:00

Boyd Anderson at McArthur, 5:00

Pines Charter at Cardinal Gibbons, 6:00

Cooper City at Coral Springs, 7:00

Stranahan at Dillard, 7:00

Flanagan at Miramar, 7:00

Pompano Beach at Fort Lauderdale, 4:00

Hollywood Hills at Plantation, 4:00

Monarch at South Plantation, 4:00

West Broward at Western, 4:00

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Hollywood Chr. at Northwest Chr. , 6:00

Boyd Anderson at Monarch, 5:30

American Heritage at Coconut Creek, 5:30

Coral Springs at Deerfield Beach, 5:30

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Boyd Anderson at McArthur, 5:00

Pines Charter at Cardinal Gibbons, 4:00

Cooper City at Coral Springs, 5:00

Dillard at Stranahan, 5:00

Everglades at North Miami, 5:00

Miramar at Flanagan, 5:00

South Plantation at Monarch, 4:00

Plantation at Hollywood Hills, 5:00

Pompano Beach at Fort Lauderdale, 5:00

Western at West Broward, 5:00

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