Class 2A state semifinal: Tampa Prep beats Tallahassee Maclay 3-1



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Thu. February 11, 2010 | Eduardo A. Encina

The Tampa Prep girls soccer team has advanced to its second state title in three years.

The Terrapins defeated Tallahassee Maclay 3-1 in Thursday's FHSAA Class 2A state semifinal at UT's Pepin Stadium. They will play Delray Beach American Heritage in Friday's title game at 7:30 p.m.

Tampa Prep ran out to a 2-0 lead after pair of goals in the first nine minutes of play. Junior Alyssa Bryant scored in the second minute on a scramble in front of the net. Junior middle back Isabel Dalence then scored in the ninth minute on a penalty kick.

Junior center midfielder Jackie Rosenthal scored in the 53rd minute blasting a shot from the right side of the goal from 25 yards out inside the far post.

Maclay scored its only goal in the 67th minute.

This is Tampa Prep's third straight trip to the state tournament. They won the 2A title in 2008, their first is school history, beating Delray Beach American Heritage in penalty kicks.

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