PSJ girls fall in soccer playoffs

Published: Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 02:29 PM.

Running into the defending state champions proved a bad draw for the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School girls’ soccer team last Thursday.

The Lady Tiger Sharks opened the Region 1-1A playoff at Orange Park and a matchup with St. John’s Country Day, which won the state title last year.

Country Day made short work of Port St. Joe, winning 8-0.

The Lady Tiger Sharks finish 9-5-3.

"St. John's was the most complete high school level team that I have seen in my five years here,” said Port St. Joe coach Gary Hindley. “It was easy to see why they are the reigning state champions and why they have won five overall state championships. Their technical ability was fantastic and it allowed them to play at a speed that you rarely see at the high school level.

“It was a great experience for our girls and gave them the vision of where a high level program operates and plays at."

St. John's scored in the second minute of play and added goals at the 29th and 31st minutes to take a 3-0 first half lead.

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