The Lakewood Ranch Mustangs girls soccer team registered its 11th shutout of the season Monday with 7-0 victory over the visiting Port Charlotte Pirates.
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Talia Falco had a hat trick with three goals, and her sister, Sophia Falco, added a goal and an assist to lead the Mustangs (14-0-2, 10-0-1)
Three other players -- Julia Ortiz, Caitlyn Klein and Katie Wilson -- each added a goal. Contributing assists were Maddison Krstec with two, and Julia Nordhausen, Maria Gonzalez, Nicole Langley, Ally Boudreau with one apiece.
Goalkeeper Kerestyn Kesggiropolos earned her second shutout of the season.
BRADEN RIVER 2, SARASOTA 1 -- The visiting Pirates (7-5) were led by Carly Provan with two goals and assists by Carley Engelberger and Kendall McNab.
MANATEE 4, PALMETTO 0 -- Katie Christenson scored two goals, and Mia Krebser added another as the host Hurricanes blanked the Tigers.
Adding assists were Sydney Cornell, Brianna Blethen, and Jessica Schaffer for the Canes (9-1-2).
Ashleigh Parker and Emma Moneuse combined in goal for the shutout.
LAKEWOOD RANCH 45 RIVERVIEW 40 -- Junior Kailyn Scully scored 16 points and grabbed four rebounds, and sophomore LaDazhia Williams added 13 points, four rebounds and six steals as host Mustangs beat the Rams. Lakewood Ranch improved to 11-4 overall and 2-0 in district play.
JV: The Mustangs won 41-34 over the Rams and improved to 9-0 with Rhiannon Jacobson scoring 16 points and Sarah Fazio adding 10.
SOUTHEAST 54, BRADEN RIVER 14 -- The Seminoles improved to 13-1 with a lopsided victory over the host Pirates.
Sophie Giardiana scored 21 points followed by Faith Mays (10) and Dertaevia Gatheright (eight). Marline Valcin added nine rebounds, and Breyonna Reed had nine assists for the Seminoles.
Kwinci Gooch led the Pirates with four points.
ST. PETERSBURG KESWICK 48, BRADENTON CHRISTIAN 40 -- Amy Van Ryn scored 13 points and had six steals to lead the host Panthers (5-6) in a loss to the Crusaders (8-2).
Annalyse Wiers added 12 points and seven rebounds for the Panthers.
PALMETTO 43, MANATEE 40 -- Jermisha Collins led the visiting Tigers with 17 points in a victory over the Hurricanes.
The top scorer for the Canes (1-8) was Jacque Armor with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Her teammate O'Neesha Shaw added seven points.
LAKEWOOD RANCH 3, PORT CHARLOTTE 1 -- Rickie Yanes booted two goals, and Pablo Varges added another as the Mustangs improved to 10-3-3 overall and 7-1-1 in district play with a victory over the Pirates.
MANATEE 2, VENICE 1 -- Jacob Titsworth and Nick Pennebacker both scored goals with assists from Luis Gonzalez, and the visiting Hurricanes improved to 6-2-1 with a victory over the Indians.
-- Herald staff reports