Green Wave top Pirates
Father Lopez edged Matanzas 173 to 177 in a nine-hole girls golf match on Sept. 22 at Palm Harbor Golf Club.
Matanzas' Alexandra Gazzoli won medalist honors with a 1-under-par 35. Zoe Alred shot a 40 for the Pirates. Eden Tsouklaris of Flagler Beach led Father Lopez with a 1-over 37. Lopez's Elizabeth Carvajal shot 43.
Senior Games qualifier
On the same day as the high school match, a regional golf qualifier for the Florida State Senior Games was played at Palm Harbor Golf Club. Tennis, and pickleball qualifiers were also held in Palm Coast.
The top five in each age bracket advanced to the Senior Games, which will be played at Fox Hollow Golf Club in Pasco County on Dec. 5.
Here are the top scores in each bracket: Charles Garner, 60-64 men, 80; Carlos Borges, 65-69 men, 81; David Tiernan, 75-79 men, 81; James Urbanski, 75-79 men, 81; Len DeRoche, 70-74 men, 83; Mike Spradling, 50-54 men, 85; Diana Leonette, 65-69 women, 92; Carol Wascher, 60-64 women, 97; Ada Patricia Romilly, 75-79 women, 109.
Matanzas battled Beachside High School in a marathon volleyball match on Sept. 20. The teams split the first four sets with Beachside winning the fifth set, 16-14. The Pirates (10-5) were trying to hand the first-year Barracudas (12-1) just their second loss in 13 matches. Matanzas junior Senna Thayer had 22 kills in the match.
Matanzas followed the loss with a three-set win over Atlantic on Sept. 22.
Seabreeze improved to 5-4 with wins over Oakleaf and Orange Park on Sept. 24.
Cross country results
The Seabreeze girls cross country team took three of the top 12 places in the Tohopekaliga XC Invitational on Sept. 24 at Austin Tindall Park in Kissimmee. Mackenzie Roy finished ninth with a time of 20:25.50, followed by Ariana Roy (20:29.39) in 11th place and Nickole Dane (20:31.74) in 12th place.
At the Katie Caples Invitational at Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Flagler Palm Coast's Barak Olago ran 17:16.60 for 34th place in the Elite Boys division. Teammates Justin Gilliam (37th, 17:18.02) and Braedyn Wormeck (42nd, 17:22.55) were right behind.
In the varsity boys division, Father Lopez's Andrew Gazzoli was second with a time of 17:19.76, and Matthew Gazzoli was fifth in 17:49.40. In the girls varsity division, FPC's Cassidy De Young placed 12th at 21:51.10.
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