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Sunset boys reach GMAC semifinals

 
 
Nicole Bovo, right, and Ferguson defeated Miami Springs to win the GMAC soccer title last week at Milander Park.
Nicole Bovo, right, and Ferguson defeated Miami Springs to win the GMAC soccer title last week at Milander Park.
Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff

Last week’s best performances

TEAM OF THE WEEK

The Ferguson girls’ soccer team won its second GMAC championship in the past three seasons, beating Miami Beach, MAST and Miami Springs. Isa Jarra scored in each match and finished with four goals for the tournament.

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Trey Mourning, Ransom Everglades, boys’ basketball: Mourning had 35 points, 17 rebounds and five blocks to lead the Raiders to a 59-56 win against Gulliver.

Jonathan Spicer, American, boys’ basketball: Spicer averaged 17 points and 11 rebounds at the Jacksonville, MLK Classic showcase.

Brandon Parizo, Miami Country Day, boys’ basketball: Parizo scored his 1,000th career point in a win against Archbishop Curley and scored more than 20 points in three consecutive games.

Nachale de Jesus, Ferguson, girls’ basketball: De Jesus had a triple double (22 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists) against Lourdes and 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists against South Miami to lead the Falcons to wins that clinched their district’s top seed.

Katherine Espinosa, Sunset, girls’ basketball: Espinosa scored 40 points and had 10 steals, eight rebounds and five three-pointers, including the game-winner with five seconds left, to lead the Knights to a 49-48 comeback win over Hialeah Miami Lakes.

Darius Hamilton, Southridge, wrestling: Hamilton scored a pin in the Spartans’ 45-30 win against Palmetto.

Jose Manguina, Belen, boys’ soccer: Manguina had two goals for the Wolverines in a 3-0 win against Mater Academy.

Ale Salazar, Miami Springs, girls’ soccer: Salazar finished with a total of six goals in three GMAC tournament matches to lead the Golden Hawks to the finals.

ANDRE C. FERNANDEZ


From Miami Herald Staff Reports

The Sunset boys’ soccer team defeated North Miami 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the GMAC on Monday afternoon.

It was a victory the Knights had experienced before as they beat the Pioneers last year in the GMAC semifinals.

“It was a good spirited game. North Miami played tough all the way to the end. They had a couple of chances on our goal that our goalkeeper was successful in saving,” Knights coach Jay Flipse said.

The Knights will play Columbus (12-0-4) in the GMAC semifinals on Tuesday night.

Seniors Fernando Fernandez and Eddy Pineiro each scored a goal for the Knights. Both seniors made first team All-Dade last season and are hoping to repeat as GMAC champions this season.

Sunset has had two national championships, in 2004 and 2005, and the seniors use that as motivation in hopes of leaving a similar legacy.

“They walk into the gym and see the two huge pictures, and they are constantly reminded of these victories. They try to measure up to these teams,” Flipse said.

Junior David Villegas had his 10th shutout of the season and also aspires to win a national championship.

“His older brother also played as a goalkeeper for both 2004 and 2005 teams. So David looks up to him as motivation,” Flipse said.

Although the Knights won the GMAC championship last year, they want to remain focused more on the playoffs.

“There are so many good teams in our district it would not be a surprise for us if we get beat at this time. Or if anyone won the championship this year,” Flipse said. “We lost in the district semifinals last year so we are going to measure our intensity quite well and develop a rhythm.”

This season the team has improved in bonding, which serves as a great asset on and off the field, as seven of the team’s players have been together for four consecutive years.

Despite Sunset’s recent victories and improvement, it faces tough challenges in the upcoming playoffs.

“I call it the district of death because everyone beats up on everybody,” Flipse said.

He lists Varela, South Dade and Coral Reef as the team’s biggest challenges. The Knights lost to South Dade 3-2 in overtime in last year’s district semifinals.

“I see a big difference in this team from last year, and like I always say, it’s not about one person, its about all of us,” Flipse said.

VERONIKA QUISPE

• Sunset 2, North Miami 0: Fernando Fernandez goal. Eddy Pineiro goal. Juan Duque assist. David Villegas 10th shutout. SUN10-3-4.

• La Salle 3, Benjamin 0: Alex Morales goal. JC Lamuño goal. Matteo Brugo goal. Alex Morales assist. Pipe Zavala assist. Fede Torres Garcia assist. Gabo Sanchez 6th shutout.

• Mourning 6, South Miami 1: Soma Gubacsi 3 goals. Yoni Sonis goal. Camilo Rojas goal. Cristian Restrepo goal.

• Columbus 3, Homestead 1:Danny Del Rio goal. Eduardo Diaz goal. Pedro Van Eerdewijk goal. HOM: Jose Monzon assist. Daniel Cantu goal. Erick Gonzalez 9 saves. COL 16-2-5 (12-0-4).

• St. Brendan 1, Key West 1: Julian Quinones 15 saves. SB 3-10-1.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

• Miami Beach 2, Southwest 0: Maria Selva goal. Cristy Mejill goal, assist. Leslie Mendoza assist. MB 11-4-2.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

• Mater 48, Booker T. Washington 33: MA (14-5): Angulo 32, Acosta 4, Diaz 4, Dalmau 4, Sandoval 2, Abreu 2. BTW: Bello 16, Durrant 5, Matthew 4, Miller 3, Berry 2, Haugobook 2, Burke 1. Assists: Acosta 6. Rebounds: Angulo 10. Steals: Angulo 7.

• American 53 Ferguson 45: AME (18-2): McCloud 18, Griffin 15, Smith 9, Jones 6, David 5. FER (17-3): Osceola 15, Johnson 11, Dejesus 10, Gonzalez 9. Rebounds: Griffin 20.

• Hialeah Gardens 63, Hialeah Educational Academy 1: HG: Anduja 4, Osorio 10, Mosquera 20, Fanuz 22, Hernandez 3, Sobalvarro 2, Amin 2.

• Doral Academy 55, SLAM 48: DA: V. Machado 19, M. Neres 13, Y. Rivero 9, A. Gomez 7, M. Grafals 4 D. Rondon 3. SLAM: Chirino 20, Daniel 14, Richard 7, Zheng 6, Franco 1. Three-pointers: Chirino 5, Machado 3. Rebounds: Rondon 17.

• Princeton Christian 43, Island Christian 28: PC: Cobbs 23, Doering 6, Lee 4, Parker 4, Chen 4, Lee 2. Rebounds: Wise 8, Lee 7. Assists: Lee 5. PC 5-7.

• Ransom Everglades 30, St. Brendan 29: RE: Lopez 9, Stern 10, Ajagbe 2, McDowell 5, Schatz 2, Hallman 2. SB: Martinez 12, Dominguez 2, Bolanos 8, Falla 2, Murillo 5. Three-pointers: Martinez 3, McDowell 1.Rebounds:M. Stern 9, C. McDowell 9.

• Braddock 48, Varela 42: BRA: Flores 12, Miranda 12, Bermudez 4, Navarro 3, Fernandez 15, Uzquuano 2. VAR: Iglesias 2, Estupinan 9, Nieto 5, Polanco, N. 14, Verdes 11, Lu 1

• Westminster 44, Archimedean 25: WC: Sophia Poveda 12, Sofia Martinez 2, Nikkia Benitez 5, Gigi Figueroa 14, Kelsey Taylor 2, Emily Brais 1, Connor Crotty 4, Nattalie Victorero 2, Hannah Avery 2. ARC: Alex Morales 8, Bianca Pinto 4, Amanda Pinto 4, Diana Revilla 9.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

• Ronald Reagan 44, Hialeah Westland 40: RR (6-13): Ortega 2, Curtis 13, Pena 12, Humphries 4, Sarmiento 13.WH: Gato2, Montina 2, Marino 9, Hernandez 14, Fabelo 11, Menedez 2. Assists: C. Martinez 4. Rebounds: Curtis 9, Steals: Pena 3.

• Northwestern 51, Jackson 35: NW: D. Griffin 27, C. Graham 8, A. Curry 6, K. White 5, A. Kinsey 3, O. Grimes 2. JAC: Brown 9, Phillips 7, Chevalier 4, Ramos 2, Green 2. Rebounds: D. Griffin 17, A. Kinsey 8, C. Graham 6, A. Curry 6. Assists: A. Curry 5. Steals: A. Curry 2, C. Graham 2, D. Griffin 2. Blocks: D. Griffin 3.

• Archbishop Curley 59, Hillel 52: AC (8-7) : Lleran 1, Lemony 28, Blancher 7, Dierre 8, Raphael 2, Lumpkin 6, Evariste 6, Acosta 3. Rebounds: Lemenior 10. Assists: Dierre 5. Steals: Dierre 4. Blocks: Lemenior 2.

• Mourning 58, Goleman 45: ATM: Souffrant 18, Dangervil 15, Champagne 6, Fachler - Tal 4, Salazar 7, Silva 8. GOL: Gerald 13, Plu 2, W. Lopez 20, Quintana 8, Fong 2. Three-pointers: Champagne 2, Dangervil 1, Gerald 1, W. Lopez 2. Assists: Fachler-Tal 4. Steals: Salazar 3.

• Palmer Trinity School 75, Neumann (Naples) 68: PT (9-8): Becker 16,Roberts 13,Portuondo 12,Matt Vega-Sanz 10,Mike Vega-Sanz 10,Bonet 9, Bakes 3, Pico 2. SJN (11-8): Costain 23,Castronovo 17,Augustin 10,Perry 10, Varbel 3,Clunk 2,Carlson 2,Davison 1. Steals: Mike Vega-Sanz 2. Rebounds: Becker 8. Assists: Mike Vega-Sana 5. Three-pointers: Castronovo 4, Costain 4, Roberts 2, Perry 1, Becker 1, Matt Vega-Sanz 2.

• Belen 44, Doral 36: BEL(9-9): N. Iparraguirre 5, M. Fernandez 10, J. Herrera 6, J. Cirera 5, J. Medina 11, F. Battle 2, A. Perez 5. DA: Pierre 7, Rodriguez 3, Fernandez 10, Steel 11, Solivan 5. Rebounds: N. Iparraguirre 6. Assists: N. Iparraguirre 8. Steals: Andres Perez 3. Three-pointers: Perez, M. Fernandez 2, Medina 3, Pierre, A. Fernandez 2

• South Dade 75, Palmetto 41: SD (12-4): D. Cooper 16, J. Fernadez 16, R. Cartwright 13, T. Byrts 10, W. Hale 7, K. Pompay 6, V. Garo 4, J. Mezier 1, K. Lloyd 2. PAL: Pique 1, Li 7, Wasser 7, Arauz 8, Pubchia 5, Hardaway 3, Miller 8, Ehlies 2. Rebounds: T. Byrts 9, D. Cooper 9, Merzier 6, Pompay 4. Steals: T. Byrts 4, R. Cartwright 2, Fernandez 2, Hale 2. Blocks: cooper 2. Assists: Lloyd 4, Cabral 2.

Miami High 51, Hialeah 48: MIA (11-7): Sierra 4, Syle 14, Concepcion 8, James 9, A.Coqmard 5, Garcia 4, Butler 3. HIA: Bridson 20, Alique 5, Tafari 3, Lazaro 5, Reyes 2, Marcos 2, Francis 6. Rebounds: James 10. Assists: Butler 4, Concepcion 3. Steals: Concepcion 4, James 4. Three-pointers: James 1. Blocks: Syle 3.

• Princeton Christian 46, Island Christian 39: PC: Rodriguez 12, Herrmann 12, Thomas 10, Johnson 9, Strenta 3. Rebounds: Thomas 11. Assists: Johnson 5. Blocks: Thomas 6.

• Dade Christian 66, Somerset Central 42: DC (14-1): Ferguson 2, Montarroyos 4, Morrow 17, Snow 21, Williams 7, White 6, Brown 7, Johnson 2. Rebounds: Johnson 7. Steals: White 6. Assists: White 8. Blocks: Morrow 3

• Westminster Christian 64, Archimedean 16: WC: D. Miller 8, M. McLean 2, J. Brown 15, J. Raine 11, R. Stewart 4, J. Velazquez 9, J. Avery 4, J. Riviera 4, Chris Barbato 7. ARC: T. Rodriguez 3, G. Osorio 3, M. Rvocco 6, N. Osorio 1, R. Sosa 3. Rebounds: John Raine 8, Justin Brown 6. Assists: Diego Miller 8

TUESDAY’S SCHEDULE

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Redland Christian at Colonial Christian, 3:30

Pace vs. Hialeah Educational, 3:30

Calusa Prep vs. Miami Christian, 6:30

Marathon vs. Greater Miami Academy, 7:00

Sagemont vs. Miami Country Day, 7:00

Pinecrest Prep vs. Archemedian, 7:00

Broward Charter vs. Monsignor Pace, 7:00

Northwest Christian vs. Sheridan Hills, 7:30

Coral Park vs. Killian, 7:30

Sunset vs. Southridge, 7:30

Booker T. Washington vs. Ransom Everglades, 7:30

Florida Christian vs. Gulliver Prep, 7:30

Doctors Charter vs. Hillel, 8:15

BOYS’ SOCCER

Goleman vs. Miami Beach, 3:30

Chaminade-Madonna vs. Gulliver Prep, 3:30

St. Brendan vs. Archbishop Carroll, 3:30

Coral Shores vs. Keys Gate, 3:30

Doral Academy vs. Belen Jesuit, 4:00

Ransom Everglades vs. Palmer Trinity, 4:00

Divine Savior vs. Archemedian, 4:00

Somerset Academy vs. Pinecrest Prep, 4:00

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Marathon vs. Greater Miami Academy, 4:00

Booker T. Washington vs. LaSalle, 4:00

TERRA vs. Jackson, 5:00

Miami Beach vs. Coral Reef, 5:00

Miami Christian vs. Calusa Prep, 5:00

American vs. Hialeah-Miami Lakes, 5:00

Ferguson vs. Coral Gables, 5:00

North Miami Beach vs. Ronald Reagan, 5:00

Southridge vs. North Miami, 5:00

Sagemont vs. Miami Country Day, 5:30

Northwest Christian vs. Sheridan Hills, 6:00

Hialeah vs. Palmer Trinity, 7:00

Lourdes vs. Southwest, 7:30

Westland Hialeah vs. Miami Central, 7:30

Gulliver Prep vs. South Miami, 7:30

Mater Academy vs. Northwestern, 7:30

Miami Springs vs. Carol City, 7:30

Braddock vs. Coral Park, 7:30

Doral Academy vs. Homestead, 7:30

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Pinecrest Prep at Somerset Academy, 4:00

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