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Ferguson beats Miami Springs for GMAC girls’ soccer title

Ferguson’s Savannah Ward, center, and Miami Springs’ Debbie Yance, right, battle for the ball during the GMAC girls’ soccer championship game at Milander Park in Hialeah on Jan. 10, 2014.
Ferguson’s Savannah Ward, center, and Miami Springs’ Debbie Yance, right, battle for the ball during the GMAC girls’ soccer championship game at Milander Park in Hialeah on Jan. 10, 2014.
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When his backfield mate Joseph Yearby went down with an injury, Miami Central running back Dalvin Cook made sure the Rockets stayed on course to a state championship.

Cook secured an elite place among Florida football athletes Friday when he was named the 2013 Mr. Florida Football winner by the Florida Dairy Farmers Association. Cook is the third recipient of the award since its inception (1992) from Miami-Dade County, joining former Miami Northwestern quarterback Jacory Harris (2007) and former Miami Norland running back Duke Johnson (2011).

Cook, a senior who recently switched his college commitment to national champion Florida State University, ran for a county-best 1,940 yards and 34 touchdowns on 177 carries (11.0 yards per rush average) this season. Cook also intercepted three passes on defense. Cook edged Miami Booker T. Washington quarterback and fellow FSU commitment Treon Harris, who finished second in the voting.

Cook’s efforts helped Central win its third state championship in the past four seasons and become the first Dade team to advance to four consecutive state finals.


According to coach Richard Lopez, Ferguson’s girls’ soccer team has learned how to govern games this season.

That was evident Friday night as the Falcons dictated the tempo throughout most of their 2-1 GMAC championship clinching victory over Miami Springs at Milander Park.

Ferguson (16-2-1) secured its second GMAC title in the past three seasons.

“The girls have progressed in tremendous fashion,” Lopez said. “Our goal this season is state. Last year was disappointing even though we had a very strong season.

“There’s more of a sense of urgency and focus this season. Everything is starting to come together. We’ll see how we do next week [in the playoffs].”

Seniors Isa Jara and Jess Suarez each scored goals as the Falcons beat the Golden Hawks (18-2-1) 2-1 for the second time this season.

But Ferguson could have added at least two more in the first half with constant pressure on the Miami Springs goal. Jara fired a shot that drifted just wide left of the goal from close range. Moments later, Suarez booted the ball off the right goal post.

“We had possession 80-85 percent of the game,” Lopez said. “Our touches were a lot cleaner than in the semifinals. The one goal we gave up came from a mistake. We have to learn from that because good teams like [Miami Springs] will make you pay for those.”

The Golden Hawks capitalized for their lone goal on a tally by leading scorer Ale Salazar in the sixth minute. That score tied the game at one, just three minutes after Suarez chest-bumped the ball into the goal off a corner kick while battling for it in a crowd of players.

Jara, who also scored in Ferguson’s semifinal win Wednesday against MAST Academy, broke the stalemate in the 53rd minute when she hit a bouncing ball past Springs goalkeeper Brianna Gomez.


Archbishop McCarthy 8, Mater Lakes 0: Carissa Sanchez 2 goals. Taylor Shore 2 goals. Toni Mendoza goal. Aly Maranges goal. Yari Bradfield goal. Savannah Garcia goal. Alexa Rivera 2 assists. Karly Zacharias assist. Angelica Mazzocca assist. AM 21-2-1.

Miami Country Day 1, Marathon 1: MCD (15-4-3): Winona Peaz goal.

Southwest 5, HML 0: Megan Pazos 2 goals. Desi Rudnick 2 goals. Sage Hewitt shutout. SW 9-7-4.

Sunset 8, Braddock 0: Melanie Chizzini 3 goals. Yarelis Clarke 3 goals. Ismara Garcia 2 goals, 6 assists. Aimara Garcia 8 saves. SUN 6-13.

Ransom Everglades 2, Carrollton 0: Sofia Petros goal, assist. Paulina Johansson goal. Victoria Sotolongo shut out. RE 9-3-4.

Palmer Trinity 8, Island Christian 0: Hailey Malueg 2 goals. Vicky Rosales 2 goals. Sarah Medina goal, 3 assists. Paulina Calderon goal, assist. Sofia Guerra goal. Lauren Keller goal. Paula Gutierrez assist, Tianna Schiappa-Pietra assist. PT 13-4-1.


Columbus 2, Coral Park 0: Danny del Rio goal. Alejandro Pita goal. Bryan Alvarez shutout. COL 14-5-2.

Archimedean 8, Westwood Christian 0: Bijan Zojaji goal, 2 assists. Daniel Orellanos goal. Stavros Kalemakis 2 goals, assist. Andres Hernandez 2 goals, assist. Samuel Costa goal. Jaime Vargas goal, assist. Christopher Jordan 2 assists. Kevin Alzate assist. ARC 13-3-2.

American 4, Sunset 0: Diego Arcon 2 goals. Facundo Cignarrely goal. Matias Pastore goal. David Chiu-Hung 3 assists. AME 10-3-3.

Gulliver 3, American Heritage Plantation 1: Adriano Castro goal. Lou Diego goal. Patricio Hernadez-Ysasi goal. GUL10-1-1.

Miami Country Day 2, Archbishop Curly 0: Jorge Castro goal. Cameron Ivory goal. MCDS 6-10-2.

Mourning 3, Krop 1: Soma Gubacsi 2 goals. Matheus Meta goal.


Miami Country Day 69, Archbishop Curley 44: MCD (11-4): B. Parizo 23, H. Clements 12, R. Gomez 11, T. Sherwood 9, L. Figueroa 8, A. Cambo 4, S. Cappos 2. AC: Pierre 12, Lumpkin 10, Lemenior 9, Salien 7, Evariste 6. Rebounds: Gomez 8, Figueroa 6, Cambo 6. Assists: Sherwood 10, Clements 4. Steals: Sherwood 2, Figueroa 2. Three-pointers: Clements 2, Parizo 3.

Dade Christian 68, Hollywood Christian 41: DC (13-1): Ferguson 19, Morrow 12, Vallejo 7, Snow 15, Williams 2, White 5, Brown 5, Johnson 3. HC: Holmes 14, Jackson 18, Gorture 7, Muperas 2. Rebounds: Johnson 5. Assists: White 8.

Booker T. Washington 66, Edison 33: BTW (13-3): Pitpit 8, Hutchinson 8, Brown 8, McCoy 5, Passmore 9, Mera 6, Jackson 12, Sanchez 1, Burnett 8, Arzu 2. ME: Basdea 6, Greene 7, Knowles 4, Oristil 7, Bernard 5, Blue 2, Dorlus 2. Rebounds: Jackson 16. Assists: Hutchinson 7. Steals: Jackson 6. Blocks: Jackson 7. Three-pointers: Passmore 2, Burnett 2.

South Dade 56, Sunset 22: SD (11-4): T. Birts 14, D. Cooper 12, K. Loyd 8, J. Fernandez 5, W. Hale 5, T. Davis 2, J. Merzier 4, S. Torres 2, J. Cabral 5. SUN: Smith 2, Awairo 2, Galban 3, Thomas 9, Basilobo 4, Lazo 2. Rebounds: T. Birts 10, D. Cooper 11, W. Hale 8. Assists: T. Birts 3, D. Cooper 3, W. Hale 2, K. Loyd 2. Steals: T. Birts 4, R. Cartwright 2, J. Fernandez 2, W. Hale 2. Blocks: D. Cooper 4.

Westminster 76, La Salle 45: WC: D. Miller 5, M. McLean 21, J. Raine 6, J. Brown 21, J. Riviera 8, Velazquez 13, J. Avery 2. LS: A. Regueira 1, B. Richards 18, J. Gutierrez 8, S. Bier 5, N. Duram 7, J. Tortuny 5.Assists: D. Miller 12. Rebounds: J. Raine 5, J. Brown 5. Three-pointers: B. Richards 6, Velazquez 3, M. McLean 3, J. Raine 2.

Columbus 74, Coral Park 44: Columbus (13-5): Melendez 12, Durant 12, D. Rodriguez 10, Diaz 6, Rodriguez 8, Sires 4, Gutierrez 1, Byrne 4, Jones, 3, Halfacker 2, Vanzant 6,Fernandez 2, Figueredo 3, Carrera 1. CP: Cisarios 12, Fernandez 7, Furcado 4,Salazar 5, Padilla 2, Aguavivas 2, Paula 2. Rebounds: Rodriguez 8, Melendez 6. Assists: Diaz 4.

Mater 53, Doral 41: MA: Fernandez 3, Diaz 6, Osorio 4, Reese 17, Kurnick 2, Andre 10, Frias 11. DA: J. Fernandez 2, Pierre 8, A. Fernandez 3, Steel 25, Solivan. Rebounds: Reese 9. Steals: Reese 7. Assists: Reese 10.

South Miami 70, Southwest 41: SM: Lopez 10, Clark 12, Reed 1, Jobe 3, Glover 8, M. LoBue 9, Barney 10, Davis 8, Clark 12, Ortiz 2. SW: Knowles 5, Bonnemein 14, Diaz 18, Alona 3. Rebounds: Lopez 8, Steals: Barney 4, Assists: Clark 5.

Miami Beach 64, Miami High 58: MB (15-3): Tolliver 11, Warren12, Elveriz 9, Rolle 15, Schiffino 2, Brown 13, McCall 2. MH: Conception 7, Styles 5, Conrad 6, Conrad 6, Butler 13. Rebounds: Brown 9, McCall 11. Assists: Warren 8. Blocks: Brown 5

American 55, Jacksonville Jackson 49: AME: Herasme 2, Johnson 8, Spicer 5, Tavernier 8, Grant 7, Clarke 4, Liz 15, Allen 2, Amparo 4. Rebounds: Spicer 12. Assists: Johnson 6. Blocks: Liz 4.


Palmer Trinity 49, St. Brendan 41: PT (16-2): Gonzalez 3, Esco 3, Iglesias 1, Baiamonte 2, Hebb 23, Parten 4, Waldman 13. SB (10-6): Martinez 9, Rodriguez 2, Bolanos 2, Falla 17, Murillo 11. Rebounds: Baiamonte 12. Assists: Hebb 4. Steals: Baiamonte 3.

Archbishop Carroll 36, Archimedean 19: ARC: D. Revilla 8, A. Morales 3, A. Pindo 8. Rebounds: A. Pindo 10, B. Pinto 10. Steals: D. Revilla 4. Assists: A. Morales 3. Blocks: A. Pindo 8.



Archbishop McCarthy vs. St. Brendan (STB), 3:30

Park Vista vs. Monsignor Pace (PACE), 5:00

Gulliver Prep vs. Ransom Everglades (Ransom Everglades), 7:30

Norland vs. Miami High (MHS), 7:30

Columbus vs. Hialeah Gardens (Hialeah Gardens), 7:30

Miami Central vs. Carol City (CC), 7:30

Edison vs. Northwestern (NW), 7:30


Chaminade-Madonna vs. Hillel ( ), 8:00


Norland vs. Lourdes (COL), 4:00

St. Brendan vs. Key West (KW), 4:30

Gulliver Prep vs. Ransom Everglades (Ransom Everglades), 6:00

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