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State boys soccer fast facts

By Keith Niebuhr, Times Staff Writer
Published February 16, 2008


Class 2A final

Who: Tampa Prep (26-2-2) vs. Jacksonville Providence (19-6-2)

When/where: Noon today; Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale

Five things to know:

1. Tampa Prep is trying to win its third championship. The other titles came in 2005 and 2007.

2. Providence is playing in its first final.

3. The Terrapins own a nine-game winning streak. Providence has won six straight.

4. Tampa Prep is 17-1 in the postseason since 2005.

5. Tampa Prep has outscored opponents 101-20 this season.

Class 5A final

Who: Wharton (17-5-2) vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (22-5-4)

When/where: 2:30 today; Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale

Five things to know:

1. In four playoff games, Wharton has allowed one goal ... and scored 10.

2. The Wildcats have won nine straight games.

3. Half of Wharton's all-time playoff wins (eight) have come this season.

4. The Wildcats have not been scored upon more than once in a game since Jan. 11.

5. Wharton keeper Scott Montgomery received a cut on his right leg after a Jesuit player ran into him Friday. Despite walking with a slight limp after the game, Montgomery said he would play today.

Friday's results

Class 6A: Varela 5,Spruce Creek 1;Cypress Bay 3, Ocoee 0

Final: 5 p.m. today

Class 5A: St. ThomasAquinas 3, Fleming Island 0; Wharton 1, Jesuit 0

Class 4A final: Nease 2, Gulf Breeze 1

Class 3A final: American Heritage 2, Melbourne CC 0