The Cape Coral Seahawks had to settle for their first tie of the season on Saturday in Naples, but at least their unbeaten streak was extended to eight games.
The Gulf Coast Sharks (2-3-2) scored on a header past the diving Seahawks' keeper with 12 minutes left in the match to tie it up 1-1 in a non-district game.
The Seahawks (7-0-1) grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first half on a goal by Ronald Lind off a corner kick from Juan Cano. That lead lasted deep into the second half when the Sharks tied it up. Seahawks goalkeeper Santi Villamil had his busiest game of the season so far, making 13 saves.
"They were a very good team despite their record," said Seahawks coach Aldo Nardiello. "I think we were a bit fatigued after (Friday's) game, but that's not an excuse. It was good back-to-back games, now we have a couple of days before playing Mariner."
The Seahawks host the Tritons Tuesday at Dave Warkentin Field. Both teams go into the game 4-0 in district play.
"I expect a typical Mariner-Cape battle worthy of all rivalry games of the past," said Nardiello. "With a rivalry, you can throw everything else out the window."
Lemon Bay 62, Cape Coral 58: Despite a poor shooting second quarter that put them in a 35-27 hole at halftime, the Cape Coral Seahawks still managed to lead in the fourth quarter before losing to Lemon Bay at The Nest Friday night.
David Flynn led the Seahawks with 18 points, including five three-point baskets, and Chase Galuzny added 14 points and eight rebounds with Brandon Marshall chipped in with 14 points.
" I was disappointed that we didn't win at home," said Seahawks coach Darrin Wallace. "We shot free throws so poorly. Down the stretch we missed eight straight free throws and just didn't finish at the end. They did a good job and hit a couple of free throws at the end to seal it."
The Seahawks (4-2, 1-1 district) host Mariner Tuesday night.