Boys kick off districts in chase to state soccer berths

Boys kick off districts in chase to state soccer berths


Boys kick off districts in chase to state soccer berths


Soccer games will spread across the middle section of Brevard County today as high school boys join the girls in the postseason.

Those in action include two teams who shared part of the Cape Coast Conference championship, Melbourne and Merritt Island. The third, Palm Bay, has a bye until Wednesday.

The Bulldogs are the top seed in the Class 4A, District 6 field, and both games will be played at Melbourne today. Melbourne faces Heritage in the second game, at approximately 7 p.m. Micah Smoak leads the Bulldogs with 19 goals and 19 assists. He was last season’s FLORIDA TODAY Boys Soccer Player of the Year.

In the other 4A game, No. 2 seed Viera faces third-seeded Sebastian River at 5. The two winners will advance to Wednesday’s final, both teams assured of playing in the FHSAA regionals.

Merritt Island, with 23-goal scorer Michael Seng, is the No. 2 seed for Class 3A, District 12 and plays at home tonight against No. 7 Bayside. Eau Gallie, the fourth seed and the host for the rest of the week, is home against No. 5 Satellite.

Melbourne Central Catholic, the host for Class 2A, District 8 games on Wednesday and Friday, is a top seed and has a bye tonight. Second-seeded West Shore will be home tonight against No. 7 Cocoa Beach.

Games in Class 1A, District 10 involving Florida Air and Covenant Christian will be played outside the area tonight, but the rest of the tournament will be on the field of the No. 1 seed, Holy Trinity.

All other district tournaments this week will play semifinals on Wednesday and championships on Friday.

Girls soccer district tournaments were played last week. Seven Brevard teams advanced to FHSAA regional play, which will begin Thursday at 7 p.m.

Today’s tournament games

Class 4A, District 6 at Melbourne

* No. 3 Sebastian River vs. No. 2 Viera, 5 p.m.

* No. 4 Heritage vs. No. 1 Melbourne, 7

Class 3A, District 12

* No. 7 Bayside at No. 2 Merritt Island, 7

* No. 6 Titusville at No. 3 Rockledge, 7

* No. 5 Satellite at No. 4 Eau Gallie, 7

Class 2A, District 8

* No. 7 Cocoa Beach at No. 2 West Shore, 7

* No. 6 Astronaut at No. 3 Edgewood, 7

* No. 5 Cocoa at No. 4 Space Coast, 7

Class 1A, District 10

* Covenant Christian at Pine School, 6

* Florida Air at St. Edward’s, 6


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