CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Senior Cyrus Latimore scored the lone goal for Coral Springs High School in a 4-1 loss to Monarch on Tuesday in the District 12-7A boys soccer semifinals at Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
The Colts ended their season at 7-8-2 after losing to the top-seeded Knights (11-4-5). Monarch will face Coral Glades (7-6-4) for the championship on Feb. 6. Coral Glades defeated host Marjory Stoneman Douglas, 4-1 in the other semifinal.
“Monarch capitalized on their opportunities,” said Colts coach Randy Hulse. “Unfortunately, we were unable to take advantage of the chances we created inside their 18 box.
“Our team played well earlier in the season, but could never recover from many key injuries,” Hulse added. “Losing goalkeeper Nick Conte to a broken thumb after winter break set the tone for the rest of the season.”
Coral Springs High School had won three games in a row and Latimore finished as the team’s leading scorer with 11 goals and 11 assists.
The last time Coral Springs and Monarch faced each other, the Knights prevailed 6-0 over Coral Springs. Monarch is 14-1-4 in the series dating back to 2010. The lone win for the Colts was a 4-2 decision on Jan. 25, 2017.