TAMPA — Carrollwood Day had plenty of motivation in Wednesday's Class A boys soccer region quarterfinal.
The Patriots were playing St. Petersburg Catholic, the team that knocked them out of the playoffs in the first round each of the past two seasons.
This time, Carrollwood Day got the result it wanted, beating the Barons 4-1.
"We wanted this one bad," Patriots coach Jim Harte said.
Carrollwood Day (19-5-1) advances past the quarterfinals for the first time since 2014 when it made its only region final appearance.
The Patriots prevailed by staying relentless, especially in the first half. Luke Darlinson scored on a header, and Jack Pironti and Josh Colledge each had goals to give Carrollwood Day a 3-0 halftime lead.
"We were preaching to get after them early and keep it going," Harte said.
The Barons' Kevin Trehy prevented the shutout by scoring in the final two minutes.
The Patriots added a goal late to round out the scoring.