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For the second consecutive year, the American Heritage School Boca/Delray girls’ soccer team came up short for the Class 4A state championship at Spec Martin Memorial Stadium in DeLand.
The Stallions (13-2-2) began the day No. 1 in Class 4A, and No. 3 in the state as well as No. 8 in the United States, according to MaxPreps.
American Heritage took a 2-1 lead on goals by Isabella Larriu and Cheyenne Lam in the first half only to watch as Bishop Moore (18-3-2) responded with three unanswered goals to pull out a 4-2 win, snapping a 12-game winning streak.
“They were fighting for every single ball,” Stallions head coach Krisztian Mikoczi said following the defeat. “It was extremely difficult to make good passes. I had to move the team around, and we didn’t have the usual 11.”
They lost a key member on the defense in a 4-0 semifinal win over Academy of the Holy Names the week before when freshman defender Lucia Edelstein went down with a torn ACL in the first half.
The Stallions also suffered key injuries last year when they fell to Lakeland Christian, 4-2, in a similar fashion with three unanswered goals.