After trailing 1-0 into the second half, the Cape Coral Seahawks finally tied the game 15 minutes into the second half only to lose the boys' Region 3A-4 quarterfinal playoff game to Golden Gate 2-1 Friday night on penalty kicks.
Miguel Martinez scored the tying goal for the Seahawks off a centering pass from Camillo Avendano on the left wing. The game continued through two overtimes and into penalty kicks before being decided 5-4.
The Seahawks (21-3-1) missed the second of five PKs while Golden Gate converted all five shots. Cape keeper Austin Lachmann was credited with eight saves in regulation.
Bishop Verot 1, Tampa Prep 0 (OT): Kelly Reynolds scored the game-winner seven minutes into the first overtime period Friday night lifting the Vikings past Tampa Prep in the Region 2A-3 finals.
"It was a chip shot over the head of the keeper from 18 yards after Katie Sullivan's pass at 40 yards got past the sweeper and the keeper came out too late," said Vikings coach Randy Zavada. "It was a very defensive game on both sides."
Goalkeeper Kinzie Frey made 11 saves for the Vikings.
The win advances the Vikings (23-3) to a state semifinal match Wednesday at 5 p.m. against Trinity Catholic in Melbourne.
It is the second trip to the state final four since 2001 for the Vikings girls' program, but first during Zavada's tenure.
Mariner 59, Island Coast 55: Friday's rivalry match between two city schools came down to the final seconds with Mariner prevailing over the upstart Gators.
Former Gator Kaleb Darrett sank a pair of free throws with seven seconds remaining to give the Tritons a four-point cushion and the Gators were unable to catch up with time running out.
Darrett finished with 15 points, second only to Rodney Hunter's 19 points with Chris Carpenter adding 11 for the Vikings. Hunter also had five rebounds.
"The big difference for us was we missed 15 free throws and made 26 turnovers," said Gators coach Greg Coleman. "Any time you have numbers like that against a team like that and lose by four that shows how hard we played. We are playing our best basketball at the right time."
Matt Jeannels led a trio of Gators in double figures with 17 points and seven rebounds with Sonel Mathurin contributing 15 points and 10 boards and Morgan Foreman 15 points, four assists and three steals.
"It was a great high school environment with a packed gym and give credit to Island Coast, they came to play," said Tritons coach James Harris. "It was like a playoff game."
The Gators (10-15) as the No. 3 seed in the District 6A-11 Tournament travel to No. 2 seed Venice Wednesday in the semifinal round.
The Tritons (17-8) as the No. 2 seed in the District 5A-12 Tournament also play in the semifinal round on Wednesday at Golden Gate against the winner between Cypress Lake and Lely.
Fort Myers 57, Bishop Verot 55: Mark Matthews' tip-in at the buzzer lifted Fort Myers to victory over Bishop Verot Friday night.
Ricky Doyle led all scorers with 30 points for the Vikings (15-9). Matthews finished with a team-high 22 for the Green Wave (17-8).
The top seeded Green Wave host Riverdale on Tuesday in the semifinals of the District 7A-11 Tournament.