TAMPA — Jesuit set the tone early Wednesday as the Tigers defeated Tampa Prep in their home opener. The Tigers put the pressure on goalkeeper Brad Goldsberry early as they tallied seven shots, three on goal, in the first 10 minutes.
Junior Christopher Conlon tallied the Tigers’ first goal of the season as he rocketed a shot past Goldsberry in the 11th minute. The Tigers added two more goals to go into the break with a 3-0 lead.
In the 29th minute of the first period, Brett Durrance took a free kick from Alexander Rados and headed it into the net. Less than 10 minutes later Tyler Hartlage received a pass from Conlon and netted his first goal of the season. Durrance received an assist on the play.
Jesuit (1-0) stayed hot coming out of the break as Durrance collected his second goal at the 43rd minute when he took a pass from Austin Jurado and drove it into the net.
Down 4-0 the Terrapins sensed the urgency. Brian Steel ignited Tampa Prep as he netted two goals, the first at the 56th minute then in the 76th minute.
Jake Peterson, having already collected an assist, scored the final goal for the Terrapins (0-1-1) late in the contest. He took a feed from Jordan Hayes and put it past Tigers keeper Patrick Danner.
Looking to add another insurance goal, Jesuit flew toward the net landing three shots on goal; one bounced off the crossbar before Tayni Mubang smashed it past Goldsberry during stoppage time of the 80th minute.