PHU sweeps Countryside in girls and boys soccer
Palm Harbor University’s girls soccer team can be controlled on occasion – for a few minutes, maybe a half.
Then things seem to explode.
Soccer balls start finding their way into the net. The offense becomes unhinged. Suddenly the frenzy is on and every possession seemingly produces a score. It's like an adding machine gone wild and a tight game becomes a blowout.
It happened again in the Hurricanes’ 7-2 win over Countryside.
Tied at 2 at the half, PHU (13-0-1) scored five second half goals. The shots fell through as Alivia Gonzalez scored four goals and Allyssa Woodring had two.
It was the fifth time this season the Hurricanes have scored seven or more goals in a game.
Monday’s contest was supposed to be a test.
For a half, it was exactly that.
The Cougars’ KB Weiner and Gonzalez each had two goals.
After that, PHU poured it on to remain undefeated.
“We were reacting more in the first half instead of reading the play,” Hurricanes coach John Planamenta said. “We kind of settled into things in the second half.”
The loss snapped Countryside’s seven game win streak.
In the boys game, Palm Harbor University won 5-1 to exact revenge for last week’s loss to the Cougars. The Hurricanes (11-1) had a balanced attack with five different players scoring. They were: Bogdon Ciulei, Hampton Lombard, Donald Patterson, Brandon Temali and Daniel Wintermeier.