Palm Harbor University H.S.
THIS WEEK’S FEATS:
Laine and PHU earned the program’s sixth state championship Friday by beating Weston Cypress Bay, 1-0. Hurricanes senior Lauren Kane scored in the 20th minute and Laine made the lead hold by saving a career-high 17 shots.
The senior recorded 12 shutouts this season, facing 95 shots and making 79 saves. Laine surrendered just seven goals.
No PHU team reached the state championship since the Hurricanes won in 2010. Laine and 11 other seniors reached the region finals their first two years, then the state final four last season before breaking through and winning it all. PHU won its first three playoff games this year on the road.