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Aquinas rallies for Florida 5A state crown

2/12/2012

Kaitlin Tighe scored late in regulation to tie the match and Ashley Cardounel netted the winner early in overtime as St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) rallied for a 3-2 victory over Hagerty (Oviedo, Fla.) in the Florida Class 5A state final Saturday.

The victory marked the second straight state title for St. Thomas Aquinas and the program's state-best 12th overall. In addition, the Raiders, who finished 24-1-1, posted a perfect season against Florida programs for the second straight year. St. Thomas Aquinas was ranked No. 14 in last week's POWERADE FAB 50 national rankings.