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Girls region soccer
5A, East Lake 2, Newsome 1: Sophomore Indie St. George, suffering from migraines earlier in the day, nailed a left-footed shot from the left corner of the box to the opposite post in the 77th minute, lifting the Eagles (17-2-3). Megan Kelly had tied the score midway through the second half on a penalty kick.
4A, Seminole 1, East Bay 0: The Warhawks won on Alexandra Glunt’s goal in the second half of a defensive struggle. In the first half, Seminole’s leading scorer, Gina Hayduke, went down with a knee injury. Her status for Friday’s region semifinal against Plant City is unknown.
4A, Plant City 3, Tarpon Springs 0: Raiders team captain Ashley Copen’s hat trick propelled the Raiders (12-4-1) to the first region triumph in program history.
2A, St. Petersburg Catholic 3, Frostproof 0: The Barons advanced to the region semifinals for the second straight season thanks to Erin Hillman’s three goals, including two within the first 14 minutes of the game.
2A Clearwater CC 8, Frostproof 0: The Marauders jumped out to a 4-0 lead at halftime. Kaitlin Parker and Alexandra Alberdi each scored three goals for CCC.
A, Tampa Prep 4, Shorecrest 1: Abby Bravo, Alexa Steele-Weintraub, Colby Maffei and Alyssa Bryant scored for the Terrapins (17-1-4), who earned a region semifinal berth for the seventh consecutive season.
Indian Rocks Christian 60, Boca Ciega 44: The Golden Eagles stepped up in class but had no problem. Indian Rocks never trailed at Boca Ciega. Rachel Boyette led the way with 22 points. Kristen Scholl and Jessica Logemann each added nine. Destiny Brown led the Pirates with 13 points and Olivia Hester added 10. “Rachel really had a big night,” IRC coach Phil Farver said. “She has improved so much and is going to be a big part of our stretch run.”
Clearwater 58, St. Petersburg 39: The Tornadoes jumped out early and stayed ahead of the Green Devils. Steven Bradford scored 11 and Joe Lampley and Cody Carden chipped in with 10 each to lead Clearwater. Dayon Griffin was most of St. Petersburg’s offense with 21 points.
HomeTeam Hot Shots
Standout performances from Tuesday night
Morgan Lorenti, Palm Harbor University: The Hurricanes goalkeeper played in the second half, including two overtimes, and recorded a shutout thanks to two crucial penalty kick saves.
Kaitlin Parker, Clearwater CC: The Marauders’ leading scorer had three goals against Frostproof, the most she has scored in one game during the postseason.
Kristine Fuller, Palm Harbor University: Okay, this happened Monday, but in case you missed it, Fuller scored 29 in the Hurricanes’ 51-48 win at Lakewood. She’ll have a chance to better that Friday when the Hurricanes return to Lakewood for the PCAC championship game.
Michael Clark, Boca Ciega: Most nights Dallas Moore is the Pirates’ scoring threat, but Clark scored 26 against Largo in an 82-77 win. Of course, Moore also scored 26, but hats off to Clark for keeping up.
Cassidy Reich, Osceola: The freshman midfielder scored three goals, including two from 25 yards out, in the Warriors’ 8-0 win over King.
Max Eaton, Admiral Farragut: The big center had his way against Indian Rocks Christian. He scored 26 and was 6-for-6 on free throws.
Thomas White, St. Petersburg: The senior midfielder scored four goals against North Port in the first round of the district tournament. The Green Devils won 7-0.
By the numbers
8 Goals by CCC’s Alexandra Alberdi in three postseason games, including two games (district semifinal, region quarterfinal) in which she had three
9 Consecutive games in which Palm Harbor University girls soccer team has recorded a shutout. That streak was extended after the Hurricanes’ PK win over Bloomingdale
12 Players who scored for Clearwater in its 53-20 girls basketball win over Dunedin
Compiled by staff writers Rodney Page and Bob Putnam.
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