The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School soccer teams completed District 1-1A play last week as the teams prepare for the district tournament at Tallahassee Maclay next month.
The Lady Tiger Sharks, after tying top-ranked Maclay and routing Freeport last week now stand 3-1-2 in the district and 6-2-2 overall.
The boys, who lost to Freeport and Maclay, are 1-4-1 in the district and 3-6-1 overall.
The Lady Tiger Sharks held a 1-0 lead into the final minute before Maclay broke through for the tie.
Rebecca Kerigan scored the lone Port St. Joe goal in the 58th minute on assists from Kathleen Rish and Hayley Wood. It was Kerigan’s first start of the season.
Maclay scored in the 79th minute after Port St. Joe missed the chance to clear the ball from in front of its net.
Maclay outshot Port St. Joe 20-4 and Port St. Joe goalkeeper Celeste Chiles made 12 saves and lowered her goals against average to 1.20.
The Lady Tiger Sharks are unbeaten in seven games, going 5-0-2.
Coach Gary Hindley said he believed the girls would be a third or fourth seed in the upcoming district tournament.
The Tiger Sharks fell behind 4-0 to an experienced Maclay team en route to a 6-0 loss.
Maclay outshot Port St. Joe 26-5.
Goalkeeper Tyler Alford started and made seven saves over 59 minutes, allowing four goals, before Matt Rocha came on in relief. Rocha made two saves before giving way to Joel Bogeart over the final 11 minutes.
Bogeart made two saves and allowed two goals.
The girls won 8-0 and the boys lost 5-2.
For the Lady Tiger Sharks senior midfielder Lexie McGhee had her first career hat trick in leading the Port St. Joe whitewash, which ended under the mercy rule.
Kathleen Rish had a goal and an assist and Christian Laine had a goal and two assists.
Cathlyn Robles and Hayley Wood added goals and Allie Strippling, Rebecca Kerigan, Hayley Wood and Halleigh Keels registered assists.
Keeper Celeste Chiles earned her fourth shutout and lowered her Goals Against Average to a 1.222 mark.
Chiles had one save on two Freeport shots while Port St. Joe had 25 shots.
The Tiger Sharks had a much more difficult match, falling behind 3-0 early and 4-0 at the half.
Cole Cryderman and Jake Dickinson had unassisted goals to pull Port St. Joe close, but Freeport pushed one more goal through to complete the scoring.
The teams take a holiday break before traveling to Springfield Rutherford Jan. 7 and Marianna the following day.
The teams return home to host South Walton Jan. 10.