TERRA has had a historic bowling season for a fifth-year school.
But the Wolves did something Tuesday no other Miami-Dade County bowling program had achieved.
TERRA swept the District 17 championships at Bird Bowl, qualifying for next week’s state tournament in Orlando.
With the victories, the Wolves became the first school to sweep the team championships at the GMAC, Youth Fair and district tournaments in the same season.
Tori Burstein led TERRA’s girls, bowling a 531 series to help the Wolves edge Ferguson, which also qualified for state, led by Alexandra Gonzalez’s 443.
Samantha Boellard rolled a 486 and Kristi Perlberg followed with a 474 for TERRA.
On the boys’ side, TERRA also edged Ferguson, led by Joshua Munoz’s 578 and Kevin Morrissey’s 548.
TERRA knocked down 2,502 pins to finish ahead of the Falcons’ 2,441. Ferguson was led by Richard Pinero’s 566.
Killian’s sophomore Carlos Forero continued his impressive season, qualifying for state individually with a 675 series. South Dade’s Jon Hall, who won the GMAC individual title last week, bowled a 610.
South Dade also had Kristin Smith qualify for state individually after bowling a 440. Coral Reef’s Leia Schwartz and Gulliver Prep’s Sofia DeSolo each bowled a 439 to also qualify individually.
Alex Yaniz continued his dominant season for Miami Christian, bowling a tournament-best 665. Northwest Christian’s Cody Stevens qualified for state individually finishing second after bowling a 579 series.
Also qualifying for state was Hialeah Gardens’ Andere Barrientos with a score of 509.
In the final round, Miami Christian swept its series against Miami Beach 3-0, Mourning 3-1 and Mourning in the finals to take the title.
Goleman edged Reagan 3-2 in the Baker bracket round to win the team title. Catherine Gutierrez led the Gators with a series of 450. American’s Briana Futch qualified for state with a score of 440 and Miami Beach had an individual state qualifier in Brianna Schwartz (405).
St. Thomas (26-2) never trailed, thanks to precise setting by Mackenzie Zielinski, who finished with 34 assists and three aces. Kara Mason finished with 10 kills and three digs. Kaylie McHugh had seven digs. Alliyah McBean had five aces.
Aquinas will host Doral Ronald Reagan, which beat Nova, in the regional semifinals next Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Aquinas coach Lisa Zielinski, who celebrated her 700th victory as a coach with the win, said she and her coaching staff have intensified practices in order to keep her team focused even against potential competition in which it will be considered favorites.
“As any playoff, we can’t take any team or match lightly and you have to play your best,” Zielinski said.
GIRLS’ SOCCERCoral Reef 10, Sunset 0: TERRA 9, Westland Hialeah 0: Palmetto 5, Killian 1:
Jamie McGinley goal.Reagan 5, Braddock 0: Doral 2, Chaminade-Madonna 0: Carrollton 6, Marathon 2: Ferguson 8, Southridge 0: Miami Springs 8, Goleman 0: South Dade 1, Varela 0: Palmer Trinity 4, Westminster Christian 1: Mater Academy 6, Homestead 0: Archimedean 3, Keys Gate 0.
BOYS’ SOCCERRansom Everglades 4, Doral 0: Palmetto 4, Miami Country Day 0: Westland Hialeah 2, North Miami 1: Coral Reef 3, Central 1: