High School Sports

Hialeah knocks off Ransom Everglades, advances to state water polo tourney

FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

Hialeah’s girls’ water polo team dethroned three-time defending state champion Ransom Everglades at its home pool Saturday morning.

The Thoroughbreds (20-2) held a narrow lead in every quarter on the way to an 11-8 victory over Ransom (11-12) in a state play-in match. Hialeah advanced to state for the first time since 2009.

“We played a really good game,” Hialeah coach Alex Donis said. “We know Ransom well, they have multiple state championships and they always push us.”

Freshman Melanie Hernandez led Hialeah with three goals. Carolina Carrera-Justiz led Ransom with four goals. Hialeah will face either Oviedo Hagerty or Orlando Boone in a state quarterfinal at Ransom on Friday.

The loss ended an attempt at four straight state championships and an eighth in the past nine years by the Raiders girl's team.

Ransom Everglades’ boy’s water polo team, however, improved to 28-0 with a 14-1 victory over Miami Country Day (19-8).

The undefeated Raiders will face either Hagerty or or Boone in a state quarterfinal.

“After winning a hard fought match against Belen, we are really excited to get here and our defense looked strong,” Ransom coach Eric Lefebvre said. Ransom has not been to state since winning the title in 2008.

Jason Gould led Ransom with four goals. The lone Miami Country Day goal was scored by Jonathan Abramowitz.

MORE GIRLS’ WATER POLO

▪ Gulliver 20, Mourning 3: Niki Aulicino 6 goals, 2 steals, 3 assists. Shani Rupp 4 goals, 2 steals, 2 assists. Elizabeth Perez 9 blocks, 2 steals, 3 assists.

BOYS’ WATER POLO

▪ Gulliver 7, Krop 6: Caio Jordao 4 goals, 6 steals. Bruno Rebessi goal, 5 steals, assist. Kamal Kay-Ramos 11 blocks, 2 steals.

▪ St. Thomas Aquinas 16, Boca Raton 6: Parker Strickman 7 goals. James Burnette 4 goals. Dane Coniglio 2 goals. Robert Schulte goal. Alejandro Alvaro goal. Grant Sabadash goal. Corby Bertolett 17 saves. STA 24-1.

SOFTBALL

FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE

▪ Coral Gables 16, Florida Christian 7 (8 innings): WP: Sydney Pell (7-2), 8 IP, 7K’s. LP: Megan Rodriguez. Ashley Knapp 2-2, HR, 3 RBI, 3 BB. Kylie Santana 2-4, 4 R, 2B, 3 RBI, 3 SB. Ericka Eusebio 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI, R. Natalie Regalado 3-3, RBI, R, BB. CG 12-5.

▪ Braddock 6, South Dade 5: WP: Carydad Bolivar. Madison Smith H. Nicole Caldera H, R. Cary Bolivar R.

▪ Colonial Christian 24, Island Christian 13: WP: Ana Long (8-2), CG, 6K’s, 2S, 2RBI. CC (10-3): Morgan Wells 2S, 2B, 2RBI, 3SB. Toni Torres 2S, 3RBI.

BASEBALL

▪ Pine Crest 6, Cardinal Gibbons 5: WP: Shane Williams. PC (9-4): Jordan's Schulefand 2 H, 2 RBI. Jake Kessinger 2B, 1B, 2 RBI. Andrew Bell 2B, 1B, RBI. Jake Singer 2H. Ryan Keenan 2H, 2R.

▪ Doctors Charter 16, Central 6: WP: Jackson Carney CG, 9K, BB, 2-4, RBI. Charlie Calli 1-2, 4R, 2RBI. Ken Brown 1-4, 2RBI. Jose Bermudez 3R. Anthony Sinclair 2R. David Navarro 2R. Ladies Ramirez 2R.

▪ American Heritage 6, Hamilton 5: WP: Alex Rodriguez. AH 12-4.

▪ Archbishop McCarthy 4, Cullman 0. AM 14-1.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

▪ Somerset Academy 4, Pines Charter 0: WP: Juan Teixeira (5-0), 6 IP, 6 K’s, 0 R, 6 H. LP: Mason Feldman (0-3). SA (10-5): Xavier Moronta 2-4. 2 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI. Jordan Carrion 1 IP, 3 K’s, 0 R, 2-2, RBI, BB, SB. Miguel Useche 2-3. Jordan Alvarez 2-4. PC 6-8.

▪ University School 5, Miami Country Day 0: WP: Jack Schmidt (3-0), 5 IP, 9 K’s. US (14-0): Jonny Miller 2-3, HR, 2 RBI, R. Mike Glantz 2-4, RBI, R.

▪ Westminster Christian 15, Miami Brito 7: WP: Jack Archer. Danny Perez 4-4, 2 RBI. Anthony Vilar 1-2, HR, 2 RBI. MJ Melendez 1-2, HR, 3 RBI. Dylan Cloonan 2-3, HR, 2 RBI. Louis Aviles 1-3, GS, 4 RBI.

▪ Pompano Beach 11, Pine Crest 4: Mike Rothenberg 2 HR. Jared DeFaria HR. LP: Sam Wurth.

▪ Coral Springs Charter 3, North Broward Prep 1: WP: Derik Perals 4 IP, 0 R. LP: Dustin Snyder. SV: Jason Chandilall. Shane Magrann 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI. TJ Lopez 3-3. Jason Chandilall 2 K’s.

▪ Nova 3, Deerfield Beach 1: WP: Julian Cendejas. LP: Peter Robinson. Isaiah Goodman 2-3, R, 2 SB. Jared Campbell 2-3, HR, 2 RBI.

▪ Hialeah Educational Academy 14, South Miami 9: WP: Dylan Valdes. LP: Alain Pacheco. HEA 4-6. SM 4-9.

▪ Westminster Christian 15, Miami Brito 7: WP: Jack Archer. WC 11-4. MB 8-4.

▪ Dade Christian 12, Archbishop Curley 4: DC 6-5. AC 2-14.

▪ Ransom Everglades 8, Marathon 6: RE 5-9. MAR 4-8.

▪ Southridge 5, Coral Reef 4: SR 7-7. CR 9-6.

▪ Calvary Christian 4, Westminster Academy 1: CC 11-6. WA 9-5.

▪ Port St. Lucie 4, Coral Gables 3: LP: Ernest Denis. CG 8-6.

FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE

▪ Coral Shores 14, Marathon 4: WP: Ty Harrelson. CS 10-0. MAR 4-7.

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE

▪ Palmetto d. Braddock (25-20, 25-18, 25-17): Alejandro Escobar 23 assists, 7 blocks, 5 kills. Luke Arill 8 kills, 6 digs. Matthew Garcia 9 kills. Nicolas Leal 5 kills, 6 digs. PAL 11-5.

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

▪ Cooper City d. American Heritage (25-16, 25-22, 25-18).

BOYS’ LACROSSE

FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE

▪ Cardinal Gibbons 9, Archbishop McCartney 5: James Foster 3 goals, 2 assists. Cole O'Halleron goal. Chris Benestad goals, assists. Payton Goodrich 2 assists. Chuck Diamond 3 goals. Caleb Fiedler goal, assist. CG 12-5.

▪ Spanish River 6, Clavary Christian Academy 5: CC: Jason Thomforde goal. Ben Fuchs 8 saves.

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

▪ Berkley Prep 10, Gulliver 8: GP: Alex Balli 4 goals. Lucas Rego 15 saves. Francisco Tonarely 2 goals, 2 assists.

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

▪ Pine Crest 14, Oak Hall 5: Tara Shecter 7 goals. Amanda Anderson 2 goals. Sofia Caro 2 goals. Rachel Zietz 2 goals. PC 10-7.

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

▪ Cardinal Gibbons 19, American Heritage Plantation 6.

FLAG FOOTBALL

▪ Chaminade 12, iMater 6 (5 OT): iM: Janiya Williams TD. Mirna Jacome INT, 30 yd RT. Shanell Rubio 2 sacks. Claudia Gonzalez 9 flag pulls, 2 sacks. Annabella Pingol sack.

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