Port St. Joe High School soccer teams blasted Freeport and handled Rocky Bayou last week as the boys remained unbeaten and Coach Gary Hindley reached 400 wins in his coaching career.
The girls and boys each had little trouble with District 1-1A rival Freeport on Friday night, as the host Lady Tiger Sharks won 8-0 and the boys won 6-2.
The Lady Tiger Sharks, 4-1-0 overall and 2-1-0 in District 1-1A play scored four goals in each half to easily whip Freeport.
Freshman forward Kathleen Rish scored a hat trick with three goals and junior Lexie McGhee added two goals (giving her four for the year) to spark the Port St. Joe offense. Allie Striplling scored her first goal of the year and Freeport had two "own" goals. Brittany Shoemaker (her third) and sophomore midfielder Hayley Wood (with two giving her four on the season) added assists.
Port St. Joe outshot Freeport 40-6. Junior Christian Laine started in goal and had one save in 20 minutes to earn the win. Eighth-grader Rebecca Kerigan saw 35 minutes making one save, and seventh-grader Celeste Childs had 12 minutes and also recorded one save.
The Tiger Sharks, 5-0-0 overall, 3-0-0 in the district), were led by senior defender Javarri Beachum and sophomore Marcel Duarte, who each had two goals. Junior Drew Lacour (his second) and Sawyer Raffield (first) also had goals. Duarte added two assist and Beachum one. The Tiger Sharks outshot Freeport 30-10.
First year senior goalkeeper Tucker Smith, 4-0 on the year, had seven saves.
The teams traveled to Niceville to face Rocky Bayou on Saturday.
The girls won 1-0 and the boys finished the sweep 4-1.
The Lady Tiger Sharks got a goal from freshman high scorer Rish (four on the year) in the 10th minute and settled in to hold off Rocky Bayou for the remaining time, registering their third shutout of the year. Assisting on the goal was Cailyn LaPlante, her first of the year. The shutout in goal was recorded by Laine, who faced eight shots and made six saves.
The Tiger Sharks received two goals from Duarte, who has a team-high 10 on the year. Goals also came from Caleb Odum (his second) and Lacour (his third). Odum also recorded an assist as did midfielder Daniel Jones.
Smith gave up just a one second half goal and made five saves on eight Rocky Bayou shots. The Tiger Sharks had 14 shots.
Tuesday in Tallahassee, the soccer teams swept Godby High School, the girls winning 2-0, the boys 4-0.
Duarte had a hat trick, bringing his season goals to 13, while Jones added a goal (his third). Assists were credited to Jones and Lacour. Smith earned his first shutout of the season in goal while running his record to a perfect 5-0-0. He lowered his Goals Against Average to 1.01. He made four saves on five shots, while Port St. Joe had 30 shots.
The Lady Tiger Sharks recorded their second shutout. Three goalkeepers shared the bagel as Laine saw 40 minutes of action, Kerigan logged 27 minutes and Chiles had 13 minutes. Collectively, they faced three shots and each recorded one save. Single goals were scored by Strippling (her second) and McGhee (her team leading fifth). Strippling and LaPlante had assists.
The teams host Rocky Bayou on Saturday.
Hindley, in his fourth season at Port St Joe, reached the 400-win milestone this past week, having 57 high school wins, 92 collegiate victories, and 251 professional wins.