Class 6A semifinal: Palm Harbor University rallies for 2-1 victory over Miami Killian

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Fri. February 19, 2010 | Bryan Burns

Palm Harbor University came out of halftime a completely different side in its Class 6A semifinal against Miami Killian at University of Tampa's Pepin Stadium to win 2-1 over the Cougars.

Senior defender Patrick McDonald drew the Hurricanes even in the 45th minute when he sent a shot off of Ben Sweat's direct kick inside the far post to tie the score 1-1.

Ben Sweat put the Hurricanes in Saturday's 6A championship game against Boca Raton at 7 p.m. with a brilliant run down the middle of the field. Receiving the ball around the midfield stripe, Sweat dribbled through three defenders on his own, then sent a shot from the 18 past Killian goalkeeper Jack Hubbard for the game-winner.

Like the Class 5A final, the 6A championship game is a repeat of last week's girls final. Boca Raton was a 2-0 winner over Mandarin in the earlier 6A semifinal.

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