Venice outlasts Barron Collier in double overtime in 4A regional quarterfinals

As his players walked slowly off their home field, arms draped around each other in hugs of consolation, Barron Collier girls soccer coach John Winfield was able to reflect on the season that just ended.

The Cougars lost to Venice 1-0 in double overtime Wednesday in the Class 4A regional quarterfinals. It was a heartbreaking loss, but seeing Barron Collier’s inexperienced team beat expectations this year helped Winfield crack a brief smile through the pain. more