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Boys soccer: Three teams make it to regional finals

  • 7:00 am Friday, February 5th, 2016 by Adam Lichtenstein
Joseph Pal of Boca tries fights for ball against Giovan Torres-Pinto (l) and Aly Cadet of (r) of Palm Beach Central during a soccer game held at Boca January 6, 2015. Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post

The state playoffs are only a game away for three Palm Beach County soccer teams.

Boca Raton, Benjamin and Trinity Christian all won their regional semis matchup on Tuesday and are now one game away from the state playoffs.

The three games are on Friday at 7 p.m. Here are the match ups:

Class 5A:

Boca Raton (23-4-1) at Haines City (22-5-2): It’s a familiar scenario for the Bobcats on Friday. In the same position last year, coming off a district title and wins in the first two rounds of the regional playoffs to face Haines City in the regional final. Last year, the game ended [More]

Boys soccer: Boca, Lakes lead county teams into regional semis

  • 7:00 am Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 by Adam Lichtenstein
Boca Raton will face Parkland-Douglas in the regional semifinals on Tuesday (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

Four Palm Beach County teams made it out of regional quarterfinals and into the semis, which will be played Tuesday.

All four county teams left in the playoffs host their regional semifinals, with games going up the coast from Boca to Palm Beach Gardens. All games will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. unless otherwise specified.

Here is our preview:

Class 5A

Parkland-Douglas (16-1-4) at Boca Raton (22-4-1): The Bobcats square off in a rematch with the Eagles after defeating them to win their 14th straight district title on Jan. 22. Boca Raton is on a roll, having won its last seven matches and nine of [More]

Boys soccer: Inside the 2015-16 regional quarterfinals

  • 12:00 pm Thursday, January 28th, 2016 by Adam Lichtenstein
Wellington goalie Nico Gomez just manages to keep Royal Palm Beach's John Pompilus from scoring a goal in the boys soccer District 11-5A tournament final at Palm Beach Central high school Monday, January 25, 2016. Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post - See more at: http://www.pbgametime.com/gallery/sports/soccer/photos-royal-palm-beach-vs-wellington-boys-soccer-/gCY9q/#8617648

With district winners crowned and a few surprises advancing to the state playoffs, the regional quarterfinals are set to be played Thursday night across Palm Beach County.

Eleven Palm Beach County teams earned spots in the regional quarterfinals by winning or finishing as the runner-up in their district tournaments. The winners move on to the regional semifinals, which are scheduled for Tuesday.

All games are scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m unless noted.

Class 5A

Jupiter (14-2-1) at Haines City (21-5-2)
Parkland-Douglas (15-1-4) at Royal Palm Beach (17-5-2)
Wellington (14-4) at Boca Raton (21-4-1)

Class 4A
Fort Lauderdale (14-6-4) at Palm Beach Lakes (11-3-2)
Stuart-South Fork (14-3-2) at West [More]

Boys soccer: Jupiter, West Boca finish the season in top spots

  • 11:39 am Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 by Adam Lichtenstein
Jared Shea, (2), of Jupiter High runs by Marvellous Olubela, (10), of Haines City High during first half action of their regional quarterfinal match Jan. 29, 2015, in Jupiter. (Bill Ingram / Palm Beach Post)

The regular season has wrapped up for boys soccer teams across the county, and most are getting ready for district tournaments, which start today.

Jupiter wraps up the season in the same place they spent much of it: No. 1. The Warriors fended off new No. 10 Royal Palm in their last game last week, securing the top spot. Behind them, the rankings saw some shaking up. West Boca Raton moved up to No. 2, taking Palm Beach Central’s spot after defeating the Broncos. Central moves down two spots to No. 4, as Boca Raton moves up after an undefeated week.

Wellington [More]

Boys soccer: Inside the 2015-16 district tournaments

  • 7:00 am Saturday, January 16th, 2016 by Adam Lichtenstein
Joseph Pal of Boca tries fights for ball against Giovan Torres-Pinto (l) and Aly Cadet of (r) of Palm Beach Central during a soccer game held at Boca January 6, 2015. Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post

The boys soccer regular season is over, and district tournament week is here.

District 10-5A
Favorite: Vero Beach
Prediction: Jupiter over Vero Beach in the final
All games at Fort Pierce Central
Monday
1:00 PM   (3) Fort Pierce Central vs (6) Port St. Lucie-Treasure Coast, 1 p.m.; (4) Port St. Lucie-Centennial vs. (5) Palm Beach Gardens, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday
Fort Pierce Central/Treasure Coast winner vs. (2) Jupiter, 1 p.m.; Centennial/Palm Beach Gardens winner vs. (1) Vero Beach, 3:30 p.m.
Friday
3:30 PM  Championship Game

District 11-5A
Favorite: Palm Beach Central
Prediction: Palm Beach Central over Wellington in the final
Semifinal and championship games at Palm Beach Central
Tuesday 
(8) Lake Worth at (1) Palm Beach Central, 6 p.m.; (7) [More]

Boys soccer: Jupiter, Palm Beach Central lead a week before postseason

  • 5:00 pm Monday, January 11th, 2016 by Adam Lichtenstein
Joseph Pal of Boca tries fights for ball against Giovan Torres-Pinto (l) and Aly Cadet of (r) of Palm Beach Central during a soccer game held at Boca January 6, 2015. Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post

The boys soccer season is going down the home stretch, with only one week of play before district tournaments start.

Jupiter hangs on to the top spot in this week’s rankings despite a loss to Vero Beach, as the Warriors remain one of only three teams with one loss or fewer and managed a win over No. 3 Palm Beach Lakes. Palm Beach Central, one of the other teams with only one loss, moves up to No. 2 as it continues to surge, picking up a victory over Boca Raton. The three other teams in the top five –Lakes, Boca and West [More]

Boys soccer: Jupiter leads new top 10 entering Week 8

  • 4:50 pm Monday, December 21st, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein
Jared Shea, (2), of Jupiter High runs by Marvellous Olubela, (10), of Haines City High during first half action of their regional quarterfinal match Jan. 29, 2015, in Jupiter. (Bill Ingram / Palm Beach Post)

The Warriors remain at the top of the Post Top 10 as one of only two undefeated teams left.

Jupiter did not play last week, but Palm Beach Central did, falling to rival Wellington. The Broncos fall from No. 2 in the rankings to No. 5, while Wellington moves up to meet them at No. 6. Reigning state runner up Palm Beach Lakes moves up to No. 2, and the Rams play this week’s only game — against Jensen Beach.

Boca Raton and West Boca each move up a spot as Palm Beach Central falls, and Jupiter Christian, St. Andrew’s and Benjamin [More]

Boys soccer: The new Post Top 10 entering Week 7

  • 12:30 pm Monday, December 14th, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein
The St. Andrew's boys soccer team dropped a spot to No. 7 this week.

After six weeks of boys soccer, the top 10 remains largely the same.

The top two teams remain the same this week as Jupiter and Palm Beach Central continue their undefeated stretches, and Palm Beach Lakes, Boca Raton and West Boca are third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

There is some movement in the rankings outside the top five, though. Jupiter Christian moves up a spot to No. 6 as they go 2-0-1 on the week, while St. Andrew’s drops to seven after going winless. Royal Palm drops out of the top 10 after a rough week, and 8-3 Wellington moves up to No. [More]

Boys soccer: The new top 10 entering Week 6

  • 1:00 pm Monday, December 7th, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

It’s a new week, and there are two new top teams in the Post Top 10.

Thanks to a big home win against then-No. 2 Boca Raton, Jupiter vaults into the top spot in our rankings. And with Palm Beach Lakes dropping its first game of the season, the Rams fall from No. 1 to No. 3, making room for still-undefeated Palm Beach Central in the second spot. The two former top teams, Lakes and Boca, drop to Nos. 3 and 4, respectively.

Behind those four teams, the top 10 remains largely the same. In a wet week filled with rain outs, [More]

Boys soccer: Powerhouses stay on top entering Week 5

  • 1:12 pm Monday, November 30th, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

Not much has changed after a Thanksgiving-abbreviated week in boys soccer.

The Post Top 10 stays pretty much the same after a short Week 4. Several teams had bye weeks before the Thanksgiving holiday, and those that did play came out on top.

The Rams and Bobcats remain the top two teams in the county, and Boca moved all the way up to 10-0-1. Palm Beach Central and Jupiter are both also undefeated, with West Boca rounding out the top five after defeating Olympic Heights. St. Andrew’s, Royal Palm Beach and Jupiter Christian all maintain their spots at Nos. 6, 7 and [More]