By Official Florida FC
St. Johns Bartram Trail extended its state-leading winning streak to 24 games following a 5-0 win over Ponte Vedra on Tuesday night.
The Sharks (9-2-1) may be the reigning FHSAA Class 5A state champions and conceded seven times in 11 games this season; but, they were no match for the Bears. Bartram Trail’s Grace Ivey opened the scoring in the eighth minute.
The Bears (10-0) followed with three goals in four minutes to put the game out of reach. Florida Atlantic commitment Morgan McDonald put the finishing touches on the win with a slaloming run through the Sharks defense in the 66th. McDonald, typically a holding midfielder, dribbled 40 yards into the penalty area before calmly dispatching her shot into the side netting.
Bartram Trail has a plus-51 goal differential this season (53 GF, 2 GA) against a schedule that features two wins over Ponte Vedra, a convincing victory over perennial private school powerhouse Monteverde Academy as well as a victory over reigning Class 3A state champion Lakeland Christian.
Here are photos from Tuesday’s match.
Ponte Vedra at Bartram Trail
Bartram Trail hosted Ponte Vedra in clash of rivals, reigning FHSAA state champions
(Photos by Official Florida FC)