Ferguson wins big over Palmetto in opener

08/29/2014 1:20 AM

09/04/2014 9:49 AM

A fortress of Ferguson Falcons held Palmetto to 22 rushing yards in a 42-13 romp Thursday at Tropical Park.

“They’ve just grown tremendously,” Falcons coach Gene Chew said. “Last year our offense was our strength and now our defense is our strength. If we can keep the momentum from last year’s offense going, we are a team to be reckoned with.”

The Falcons (1-0) led 14-0 at halftime on the strength of short runs by Gianni McCrea and Anthony Moscoso. The Falcons held the Panthers (0-1) to minus-7 rushing yards in the first half behind a dominant defensive line.

Richard Valdes starred in the second half, with two rushing scores and a 16-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Velasco.

“We made some mistakes that we have to fix and we played an athletic team,” Chew said. “We learned as we went, but we stayed disciplined and efficient.”

VOLLEYBALL

• Chaminade d. Calvary Christian (21-25, 25-17, 27-25, 25-21). CH: Jessie Underwood – 36 assists 3 kills.
• Cardinal Gibbons d. Hallandale (25-0, 25-4, 25-2). Gibb: Sydni Massinger – 25 service points, 11 aces, 3 digs. Caroline Duhaime – 12 service points, 6 aces, 2 digs.
• American Heritage d. Dillard (25-18, 25-10, 25-17). AH: Lu Grinspan – 10 kills, 6 aces, 12 service points, 5 digs. Laura Perez – 12 kills, 5 aces, 8 service points, 9 digs. Ahnie Jumper – 25 assists, 5 aces, 7 service points, 2 digs. Isabel Acosta – 9 aces, 12 points, 5 digs.
• Archbishop McCarthy d. Coconut Creek (25-4, 25-7, 25-1). AM: Bea Zanotti – 25 points, 13 aces. Brooke Wilder 7 kills. Katie McInnis 8 kills.
• La Salle d. Mast Academy (25-13, 25-16, 25-16). LS: Veronica Gomez – 14 assists, 11 kills, 4 digs, 3 aces. Janelle Tato – 4 kills, 6 aces. Ivana Santoscoiz –4 aces, 5 digs. Roberta Cabezut – 8 digs. LS 1-1
• Pine Crest d. Somerset (25-1, 25-10, 25-6). PC: Sara Shmueli – 17 assists, 4 aces. Ariana Altieri – 13 kills, 4 digs, 2 aces. PC is 2-0.
• Miami Sunset d. South Dade (25-18, 25-21, 22-25, 25-20). Katherine Espinosa – 21 kills, 2 blocks, 15 digs. Mia Rousseau – 9 kills, 3 blocks. Melissa Kanakis – 33 Assists, 6 kills and 5 aces. Sunset 2-0
• Hialeah-Miami Lakes d. North Miami Beach (25-14 25-23 25-13). HML: Fatima Madlum – 5 kills, 10 assists, 13 aces. Jessy Marquez – 8 kills, 5 digs. Noelys Martinez – 4 kills, 7 digs, 4 aces. HML is 2-0.
• Pine Crest d. Palm Glades (25-16, 25-13, 25-21). PC: Gaby Beltran – 12 Aces, 8 kills, 10 assists. Alexa Rodriguez – 6 aces, 9 digs.
• Westminster Christian d. Marathon (25-11, 25-6, 25-3). WC: Sammy Ceballos – 9 kills, 5 digs, 4 service points. Quinn Blanco – 22 service points, 10 aces, 22 assists. Cici Hernandez – 6 kills, 5 assists. Ingrid Savola – 22 service points, 7 aces. WC 1-0.
• Reagan d. Westland (25-13 25-23 25-19). RR: Grace Spasic – 9 aces, 5 saves, 3 kills. Giselle Fakhri – 11 kills, 5 aces. Karina Abadia – 13 kills, 3 aces, 1 block.
• Pace d. Edison (25-3, 25-4, 25-12). Pace: Christelle Lacroix – 7 aces, 10 services points, 5 digs. Aylssa Jean-Jacques – 9 assist, 3 kills, 8 services points. Angie McMurray – 5 aces, 8 digs, 4 kills.
• Chaminade-Madonna d. Calvary Christian (21-25, 25-18, 27-25, 25-21). CM: Jacqui Koebel –18 kills, 11 digs, 6 service points. Sierra Perry – 9 kills, 3 blocks, 7 services points.
• Carrollton d. Miami Country Day (25-13,24-26, 25-23, 25-11). CA: Maria Hornbacaer – 14 kills. Gabriella Socarras – 13 kills, 1 ace.
• Kings Academy d. Highlands Christian (25-8, 25-22, 18-25, 22-25,15-8). HC: Kaitlyn Smith – 12 services points, 3 aces, 46 digs.
• Riviera Prep d. Colonial Christian (25-18, 25- 19, 25-23).
• American d. Miami Central 3-0 (25-5, 25-11, 25-4).

BOYS’ GOLF

• Ransom Everglades, 157. Coral Gables, 170. Doral Academy, 188. (At Granada Golf Course, Par 36). Tomas Nieves (CG) 34. Blake Goldman (RE) 39. Roberto Nieves (CG) 39. RE (2-0), CG (1-1), DA (0-2).
• Dr. Krop and Miami Springs held at (Hillcrest CC., Hollywood Par 36). Brent Cates (MS) 38. Sebastian Valle (MS) 54. Jale Bain- (MS) 55. Ben Manley (Krop) 63.
• Calvary Christian, 154. Westminster Academy, 172. Sagemont, 203. (At Palm Aire C.C. (Oaks) Par 35). Duame (CC) 36. Mendez (CC) 39. Butts (CC) 39. Rubin (CC) 40. Thompson (WA) 41. Boynton (WA) 43. Bishop (WA) 44. Johnston (WA) 44. Salemi (SA) 43. Cannon (SA) 41. Racicot (SA) 54. Prando (SA) 65.

FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE

FOOTBALL

St. Thomas Aquinas vs. American Heritage (Sun Life), 7:30

Southridge vs. Coral Gables (Curtis), 7:30

Southwest vs. Coral Park (Tropical), 7:30

Mater Academy vs. Northwestern (Traz), 7:30

Edison vs. Krop (N. Miami), 7:30

Westland Hialeah vs. Hialeah Gardens (Milander), 7:30

Reagan vs. Monsignor Pace, 7:30

Braddock at Naples Barron Collier, 7

Keys Gate at Key West, 7:30

Westminster Christian at Jacksonville Harvest Christian, 7

La Salle at NBP Benjamin, 7

Ransom Everglades at Palmer Trinity, 4

Barrington Christian at Oxbridge, 7

Florida Christian at Kings Academy, 7

Moore Haven at Dade Christian, 7:30

Plantation vs. Dillard (PAL), 7

Miramar at American Heritage-Delray, 7

Stranahan vs. Flanagan (South Plantation), 7

McArthur at Hallandale, 7

Deerfield Beach at Northeast, 7

Cardinal Gibbons at Western, 7

Cooper City at Coral Springs, 7

South Broward at Everglades, 7

Nova vs. Fort Lauderdale (Dillard), 7

Cypress Bay at Delray Atlantic, 7

Hollywood Hills at Piper, 7

West Broward at Douglas, 7

Blanche Ely at Clewiston, 7:30

South Plantation at Fort Valley (Orlando), 7

Taravella vs. D. Ridge (CO) (Orlando), 7

Pine Crest at Westminster Academy, 7

Chaminade-Madonna at Village Academy, 7:30

Naples Gulf Coast at Pines Charter, 7

Coral Springs Charter at Coral Shores, 7

Marco Island Christian at Highlands Christian, 7

Boyd Anderson vs. Homestead (Harris), 7:30

Gulliver at Archbishop McCarthy, 7

Champagnat Catholic at University School, 7

Archbishop Curley at Calvary Christian, 7

Somerset Academy at Doral Academy,7

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