American Heritage-Delray Hopes for State Title with Impressive Semi-final Win

The American Heritage-Delray girls soccer team is celebrating a well-deserved victory, as they head back to the state final four after defeating Cardinal Gibbons 2-0 in the Class 4A regional final. The Stallions showed their prowess in the second half, with Cici Alarcon and Bella Larriu scoring the decisive goals.

Alarcon, a talented player who has signed with the University of Miami, broke the scoreless tie in the 65th minute with a penalty kick. She confidently placed the ball into the lower left corner of the net, shifting the momentum in favor of American Heritage-Delray. Shortly after, Larriu, a senior center forward and Nova Southeastern University signee, sealed the victory with a powerful shot from outside the box, making it 2-0 in the 77th minute.

The team’s coach, Julian Slotty, commended Cardinal Gibbons for putting up a tough fight, stating that it was their most challenging game of the whole season. The victory holds significant importance for American Heritage-Delray as they strive to capture their first state title since 2014. Having finished as state runner-up for the past three years, the team is determined to go all the way this time.

In the upcoming state semifinals in Auburndale on February 22, American Heritage-Delray will face Spring Hill Bishop McLaughlin. The Stallions have demonstrated their resilience and determination throughout the season, bouncing back from a loss in the district tournament to secure victories in the regional quarterfinal and the regional semifinal.

With the support of their exceptional junior goalie, Andrea Herzog, the team has a strong defense that recorded a shutout in the regional final. American Heritage-Delray’s success can also be attributed to the collective efforts of the whole team – a group of girls who consider themselves family. As Larriu, the senior forward, expressed, this season holds a special significance for her, knowing it is her last chance to leave everything on the field.

All eyes will now be on American Heritage-Delray as they continue their journey towards the state championship title. Their impressive victory over Cardinal Gibbons has set the stage for an exciting state semifinal match, where they will aim to secure a spot in the state final and ultimately lift the coveted state championship trophy.


1. Jaký tým vítězil ve čtvrtfinále regionálního mistrovství v dívčím fotbale třídy 4A?
Tým American Heritage-Delray vyhrál 2-0 nad týmem Cardinal Gibbons.

2. Jakým způsobem skórovala hráčka Cici Alarcon?
Cici Alarcon vstřelila gól z trestného kopu.

3. Kdy se předpokládá, že začne semifinále státního mistrovství?
Semifinále státního mistrovství se uskuteční 22. února.

4. Kterého týmu se utká American Heritage-Delray ve státním semifinále?
American Heritage-Delray se utká s týmem Spring Hill Bishop McLaughlin.

5. Jaký význam má vítězství pro tým American Heritage-Delray?
Vítězství je pro tým American Heritage-Delray důležité, protože se snaží získat titul státního šampiona poprvé od roku 2014.

6. Jakou roli sehrála hráčka Bella Larriu ve vítězném zápase?
Hráčka Bella Larriu vstřelila druhý gól z velké dálky mimo vápno.

7. Kdo je brankářkou týmu American Heritage-Delray?
Brankářkou týmu American Heritage-Delray je Andrea Herzog.

8. Jaký cíl má tým American Heritage-Delray v letošní sezóně?
Tým American Heritage-Delray se chce stát státním šampionem a vyhrát celý turnaj.

Užitečné odkazy: (oficiální stránka týmu American Heritage-Delray) (oficiální stránka Florida High School Athletic Association sekcí dívčího fotbalu včetně informací o státním mistrovství)