Riverview Rams @ Gulf Coast Sharks

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FHSAA 2A Regional Playoffs (Quarterfinals) – Riverview Rams @ Gulf Coast Sharks

The Riverview Rams (12-8) Varsity girls traveled to Naples to take on the Gulf Coast Sharks (13-4) in the FHSAA State Championship Series Regional Quarterfinals.

Gulf Coast’s ability to control the draw 59% of the time (14-for-24) was one of the key differentiators, as the Sharks took an 8-5 lead into halftime, and kept the pressure on Riverview’s defense in the second half, securing the 13-9 victory. Junior Susan Lowther (3G/1A) and senior Emily Hazlett (2G/2A) each had 4 points for the Rams. Sophomore CC Hackl had 2 goals and 4 draw controls.

Gulf Coast attackers Peyton Davidson and Kali Cleary each had 5 goals for the Sharks.

Congratulations to Riverview junior Susan Lowther, who’s 4 points in her final game of the season, put her at 168 total points for the season, which leads the nation at this time (MaxPreps).
PHOTO CREDIT: JONAH HINEBAUGH/NAPLES DAILY NEWS

2023 FHSAA Girls Lacrosse State Championship Tournament Class 2A Tournament

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Riverview Rams @ Gulf Coast Sharks (District 12 Championship)

The Riverview Rams (8-10) traveled to Naples to take on the Gulf Coast Sharks (12-5) in the 2023 District 12 Championship, and were defeated, 9-2. Gulf Coast jumped out to a 7-0 halftime lead and were able to maintain offensive possession of the ball throughout the game, leading to their second District Championship in as many years..

Senior Will Leffler stopped 15 of the 26 shots he faced in his final game at Riverview.

Gulf Coast freshman Jack Jolly led all scorers with 4 goals. Senior John McCue had 3 goals for the Sharks.

2023 FHSAA Boys Lacrosse District Tournament 2A District 12

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Riverview Rams @ Gulf Coast Sharks

The Riverview Rams (9-6, 3-0) made their second road trip of the week down to Naples and faced the Gulf Cost Sharks (9-2). The Rams took an 8-7 lead into halftime, as six different Rams were able to score against the Sharks. The second half was a different story, as Gulf Coast made some key defensive adjustments and were able to stymie the Rams, allowing only 8 shots on goal, and more importantly, only 3 Riverview goals. At the same time, 7 different Sharks would find the back of the net for Gulf Coast, leading to a 15-11 victory.

Riverview’s scoring was led by junior Susan Lowther with 5 points (2G/3A), sophomore Caroline Steinwachs with 3 goals, and senior Celmentine Silver-Schwartz with 3 points (2G/1A). Riverview sophomore Meghan Cox played well on defense for the Rams, snagging 3 groundballs, and 2 takeaways. Senior Mia Rey had 8 saves in goal for Riverview.

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Riverview Rams @ Gulf Coast Sharks

The Riverview Rams made the long journey to Naples on Saturday to take on their district rival, Gulf Coast Sharks.  Riverview’s last matchup against Gulf Coast came in the District Championship game back in April, 2021, where the Rams came away with the 11-7 victory, and their 2nd District Championship (2017).

Gulf Coast jumped out to an early 2-1 lead after the first quarter, but it was goals by Kevin Southerland and Ken Kaiser, that put the Rams up 3-2 going into halftime.  The second half was another story, when the Rams scored the first three goals of the quarter, extending their lead to 6-2.  The Rams would go on to score four more goals in the fourth quarter, with the sophomore JC Fleming picking up the last three goals for the Rams, including a beautiful behind-the-back goal on a feed by Kevin Southerland.  Fleming led the Rams with 5 points (4G/1A), followed by Southerland with 4 points (1G/3A).  Ken Kaiser, Dylan Alexander and Andrew Dirocco each had 2 goals.  The defense made some great progress; taking a Gulf Coast team that was averaging nearly 15 goals per game, and holding them to only 6 goals.  Will Leffler had 7 saves in goal.

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Riverview Rams @ Gulf Coast Sharks

Riverview Rams Varsity Boys lost a tough District battle to the Gulf Coast Sharks in Naples this afternoon. After trailing 6-4 at halftime, Rams were able to take the lead in the 3rd quarter, 8-7, but the Sharks prevailed with a strong 4-goal, 4th quarter, and the win, 11-8. Rams notables: Justin Clark 3G, 4GBs; Blake Quigley 2G; Tyler Horiuchi 6GBs, 2TAs; Matt Garcia 4GBs; Kai Hudson 3 TAs. Wyatt Kaighin had 5 saves in goal.

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