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.