P.K. Yonge advance to regional finals

The P.K. Yonge girls soccer team defeated Maclay, 3-0, on Friday in the 3A-Region 1 Semifinals.
The P.K. Yonge girls soccer team defeated Maclay, 3-0, on Friday in the 3A-Region 1 Semifinals.
Courtesy of Donna Burch Photography

A stout P.K. Yonge defense helped the Lady Blue Wave rack up their sixth straight shutout on Friday and a spot in the 3A-Region 1 Final.

Top-seeded P.K. Yonge (15-3-3) got past fifth-seed Maclay (Tallahassee), 3-0, in the 3A-Regiona 1 Semifinals.

The Lady Blue Wave took a 1-0 lead in the first half when senior and team captain Marleigh Schackow capitalized on a Maclay handball just outside the box and kicked between the Marauders’ defensive wall and junior Faith Hardy ran to the ball and kicked it into the goal.

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In the second half, Hardy and junior Mae Dodd’s combinations led to two more goals.

The first came when Dodd passed to Hardy, who placed a kick in the corner of the net.

The second combination came when Hardy sent a pass to Dodd, who blasted the ball into the upper left corner of the net.

“We worked so hard for that win,” said P.K. Yonge coach Rebecca Schackow in an email. “Maclay’s talented defenders made it so difficult for us to score. It feels so sweet to score three times against a strong defensive team that has a really good goalkeeper. We are so excited to be heading to the Regional Final on Wednesday!”

Rebecca also credited sophomore goalkeeper Norah Pancoast, who kept Maclay (12-6-2) out of the goal despite multiple breakaway shots on goal.

P.K. Yonge will host the Episcopal School of Jacksonville at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

GIRLS

Friday, Feb. 10
3A-Region 1 Semifinals
1 P.K. Yonge
3, 5 Maclay (Tallahassee) 0

Wednesday, Feb. 14
3A-Region 1 Final
3 Episcopal School of Jacksonville at 1 P.K. Yonge, 7 p.m.

BOYS

Friday, Feb. 10
2A-Region 1 Semifinals
4 Bell 1, 8 Community Christian (Tallahassee) 0

3A-Region 1 Regional Quarterfinals
1 Mclay (Tallahassee) 8, 5 P.K. Yonge 0

Tuesday, Feb. 13
6A-Region 1 Quarterfinals
4 Buchholz at 5 Tate (Cantonment), 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 14
2A-Region 1 Semifinals
4 Bell at 2 St. Joseph Academy (St. Augustine), 7 p.m.

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