Canes rally,beat Noleswith late goal
Nick Pennebacker scored off a throw-in with about two minutes remaining Thursday night to give the visiting Manatee boys soccer team a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over rival Southeast.
The Seminoles held a 2-0 lead before the Hurricanes (6-6-1) came charging back. Luis Segura Gonzalez had a goal and an assist, and Juan Reyes Gonzalez scored for Manatee. Travis Dye added an assist.
LAKEWOOD RANCH 3, NORTH PORT 1 -- Schmid Payen, Jake Dube and Martin Martinez scored for the host Mustangs, who improved to 5-6-3, 5-2-2 in Class 4A-District 11 play with a victory over the Bobcats.
Ben Wilson contributed an assist, and Brandon Pratt had 10 saves in goal for Lakewood Ranch.
MANATEE 7, PALMETTO 0 -- Meredith Roberts carried the visiting Hurricanes (9-3-1), scoring four goals and adding an assist for good measure in a victory over the Tigers.
Clarissa Palmer and Michaella Krebser each contributed a goal and an assist, while Sarah Wasser had a goal. Brianna Blethen, Sydney Cornell, Morgan Painter and Jessica Schafer also had assists, and goalkeeper Ashley Painter recorded her fourth shutout.
LAKEWOOD RANCH 4, NORTH PORT 0 -- The Mustangs closed out an unbeaten district slate and earned the top seed for the tournament behind a pair of goals from Talia Falco and one from sister Sophia.
Lakewood Ranch (15-0-1, 11-0-1 Class 4A-District 11) also got a goal from Maria Miller and assists from Lindsay Martinez, Delaney Riggins, Julia Ortiz and Caroline Nordhausen. Alex Latham made three saves and recorded her 12th shutout.
PALMETTO 58, WAUCHULA HARDEE 12 -- The Tigers got defensive to cruise on the road and improve to 10-3.
Jermisha Collins led the way with 18 points, and Tina Stephen's had 14. Jasmin Garibay pitched in with 12 points, and Rilida McDuffie had nine rebounds.
LAKEWOOD RANCH 62, MANATEE 24 -- The Mustangs prepared for Friday's showdown with Southeast by pounding the host Hurricanes.
Emily Bulfin led the way for Lakewood Ranch (12-0) with 20 points and nine steals. Freshman LaDazhia Williams nearly had a triple-double, turning in 17 points, 11 rebounds and nine blocks.
Jacqui Armer paced Manatee with eight points and 12 rebounds.
-- Herald staff reports