Local roundup: Nease boys lacrosse team stuns Jupiter over the weekend



N. Florida Christian 14

Ponte Vedra 8

Tallahassee North Florida Christian scored 11 runs in the third through sixth innings to defeat Ponte Vedra 14-8 in the Spruce Creek spring break tournament in Port Orange on Monday.

The Sharks (5-3) committed three errors.

Brandon Walker went 3 for 3 with a double, triple and three RBIs and picked up the win for the Eagles (5-1). JD Tease went 4 for 5 for North Florida Christian. Zach Chappell had a double for the Sharks, who tallied nine hits in the game.


Nease 9

Jupiter 8

The Panthers pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the season on Saturday, beating Jupiter in overtime on the Warriors’ home field. Jupiter (9-2) never touched the ball in the extra period as Ashton Wood won the face off, and began the possession.

Wood ended the match when he received a pass from Hunter Kobin and fired home.

Jupiter was held below 10 goals for the second time this season.

Defensively, Nease was led by six ground balls from freshman defender Matty Pounder and 24 saves from junior goalie Joey Pappaceno.

Wood and Kyle Cronk scored twice, while Kobin added a goal and two assists. Nease (7-4) will travel to Fletcher on Thursday night.

Ponte Vedra 18

Gulliver Prep 6

Reid Smith scored five goals for Ponte Vedra in Saturday’s win. Clay Welch scored a quartet and added two assists. CD James, Jack Burke, Walker Azzaro and Jason Prince all scored two goals apiece.

Ponte Vedra (9-1) plays Mountain Vista High (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) at Winter Park Lake Howell on March 21.

The Golden Eagles (1-0) were a state semifinalist in Colorado in 2016.

Nease 16

American Heritage 6

Nease won its third straight match Friday with a road win over Delray Beach American Heritage.

Zach Ott, Phil Mylet and Ashton Wood each provided two goals and two assists.

Jupiter 15

Ponte Vedra 9

Ponte Vedra’s 26-match regular season winning streak was snapped on Friday night at Jupiter in a matchup of two of Florida’s 10 best programs. Reid Smith scored thrice, while Clay Welch and Jack Burke scored two apiece.

Matt Keeler provided a goal and an assist and Andrew Bray rounded out the scoring for the Sharks.


Flagler College’s men’s team moved up a spot to 13th place Monday with a two-round total of 613 in the Southeastern Collegiate at Kindrelou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta, Georgia.

West Florida leads at 581 entering today’s final round. Flagler’s Noel Anderson is tied for 39th place with a 75-77—152, while Jack Kegelmeyer (73-81) and Nicolas Vanegas (75-79) are tied for 53rd at 154.

Flagler’s women’s team enters today’s final round of the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational in fourth place. The Saints shot 302-303—605 at Tuscawilla Country Club in Winter Springs.

Flagler is 10 strokes behind Nova Southeastern and Rollins, who are tied for first. Flagler’s Linn Weber is tied for fourth at 71-76—147, while Miranda Greene is tied for 10th at 76-74—150 and Lara Ardler is tied for 18th at 76-76-152.