JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The News4JAX Super 6 girls soccer rankings will be published every Thursday during the regular season. Records are through Dec. 7 games.
News4JAX Super 6 girls soccer rankings
Rank, previous, school, record, classification
1. (1) Bartram Trail (6-0-1, Class 7A)
Notable wins: Beachside, Fletcher, Gulf Breeze, Stanton.
Glance: Only one game since our last Super 6, a 6-1 rout of first-year program Beachside. Olivia Bori (9 goals) and Sophia Magdalein (4 goals) hit the back of the net twice apiece in that game. The mega showdown awaits. Bartram heads to Montverde Academy on Friday and Saturday for the high stakes Women’s Invitational Showcase Tournament. The Bears open with host and rival Montverde on Friday night (8) and then face Lakeland Christian (6-0-2) on Saturday at 11 a.m.
2. (2) St. Johns Country Day (6-1-1, Class 2A)
Notable wins: Buchholz, Chiles (twice), Lincoln, PK Yonge, Ponte Vedra.
Glance: Just one game since our last check in and it was a good one, a 2-0 win over previous No. 4 Ponte Vedra. Ava Johnson and Sophia Pontieri solved the Sharks’ defense in that one. Freshman Sydney Schmidt (5 goals) and senior Lauryn Mateo (4 goals) lead the Sharks in goal scoring. As is the case with No. 1 Bartram, the Spartans take to the road for the Women’s Invitational Showcase Tournament at Montverde the next two days. St. Johns draws Viera (3-1-1) and then Venice (5-4-1) on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
3. (3) Creekside (3-1, Class 7A)
Notable wins: Atlantic Coast, Mandarin.
Glance: The defending 7A state champions dropped their only match of the rankings week, falling 2-1 to Tallahassee Chiles. A big stretch awaits with games at the Women’s Invitational Showcase Tournament against Doral Academy (6-1-1) on Friday and host Montverde on Saturday. With Ponte Vedra also losing, the Knights stay put this week.
4. (4) Ponte Vedra (5-2, Class 6A)
Notable wins: Fletcher, Nease, Providence, Tocoi Creek.
Glance: The Sharks dropped their lone match of the week to St. Johns Country Day, 2-0. No big issue with that defeat. And there’s no break for Ponte Vedra as the week winds down. The Sharks draw Lakeland Christian (6-0-2) and Winter Park (4-2) on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
5. (NR) Tocoi Creek (4-2-1, Class 4A)
Notable win: Beachside, Bolles, Providence.
Glance: The Toros enter the Super 6 for the first time. They’ve lost twice, albeit to No. 5 Atlantic Coast and defending state champ, Fletcher. Peyton O’Keefe leads the Toros in scoring with three goals and a pair of assists. There’s a tough showdown on Thursday night against a 6-2-1 Flagler Palm Coast.
T6. (6) Atlantic Coast (4-1-1, Class 7A)
Notable wins: Bolles, Fletcher.
Glance: A quiet week for the Stingrays, who didn’t play since our last Super 6. They’re back in action on Thursday night against a solid Fernandina Beach team, then draw Mandarin (Tuesday) and Fleming Island on Dec. 16).
T6. (NR) Fletcher (4-3, Class 6A)
Notable wins: Mandarin, Stanton, Tocoi Creek.
Glance: The Senators have won three in a row since a 2-0 loss to Ponte Vedra, beating Mandarin, Stanton and Sandalwood. They head down to Montverde this week to face Orlando Bishop Moore (8-0-1) and Doral Academy (6-1-1) on Friday and Saturday, respectively. They come back and face powerhouse St. Johns Country Day on Tuesday. The defending state champs certainly aren’t taking the easy road back in a defense. Fletcher’s losses are to Atlantic Coast, Bartram Trail and the Sharks.
Providence (3-2-2, Class 3A)
Beachside (3-3-1, Class 4A); Bishop Kenny (4-2-2, Class 4A); Clay (6-0, Class 5A); Episcopal (1-2-4, Class 3A); Fernandina Beach (3-1, Class 4A); Fleming Island (3-0-2, Class 6A); Mandarin (4-3-1, Class 7A); Nease (4-2-1, Class 6A); Oakleaf (3-1-2, Class 6A); Orange Park (6-0, Class 5A); Providence (3-2-2, Class 3A); Stanton (5-2-2, Class 4A).