The Hornet will now move on to play Jesuit in the regional final on Friday.
It was a battle of two local teams on Tuesday night in College Park, as Bishop Moore came away with a big 16-3 win over Winter Park in their regional semi-final game of the state playoffs.
The Hornets (17-2, 6-0) came firing right out of the gates as they scored seven unanswered goals through the first 13 minutes of play, before the Wildcats (18-2, 6-0) were able to respond with a goal from Will Delvalle with 9:55 to go in the second quarter.
Though the Wildcats would pick up two more goals in the game, the defensive effort of the Hornets — especially goalie Mikey Randazzo, who had 12 saves — would prove to be too much.
"Mikey had a great game... he stood on his head and played awesome," said Hornets' head coach Reed Reynolds. "The offense was a little sloppy at the beginning, we had a few turnovers early on, but after that first quarter we kind of cleaned that up and minimized it from there."
On the offensive side, the Hornets would finish the game outscoring the Wildcats 9-2 over the remaining three quarters, with Justin Pridgen and Jake Kiefer leading all scorers with two goals apiece.
The win was huge as it sets the Hornets up with a birth into the regional final against the Jesuit Tigers (20-2, 6-0) in Tampa on Friday.
"We're still gonna get after it a little bit — still going to have a couple of good days of practice," Reynolds said. "We're looking to Friday and then potentially look towards next week, so we will see."