Girls soccer roundup
Class 5A, District 8: Palm Harbor University remained undefeated after a 5-0 win over North Port in the semifinal. Kelly Phipps and Skye Barba each scored two goals and Katie Im added another for the Hurricanes (16-0-3). PHU outshot North Port 13-1. “We played very well in the back,” coach John Planamenta said. The Hurricanes will play East Lake for the district championship.
Class 3A, District 10: Osceola cruised to a 5-0 win over Dunedin in a district semifinal and will play Palmetto in tonight’s final. Senior Ashlyn Irwin scored twice and Cassandra Smoot, Alison Watkins and Cassidy Reich each scored to pace the Warriors. Osceola outshot Dunedin 19-4.
Class A, District 8: Shorecrest took control midway in the first half and hung on for a 3-1 win over Northside Christian. The Chargers will play Bradenton St. Stephen’s in the final tonight at Keswick Christian. Forward Demi Tellios had two goals and Erika Tvedten had two assists. Skyler Ellenburg scored the other goal for Shorecrest (11-4-1).
Class A, District 7: Sophomore Alexandra Daley and LSU signee Colby Maffei each scored twice as top-seeded Tampa Prep (15-1-4) overcame a sluggish opening half for a 7-0 victory against Indian Rocks Christian in the semifinals. The host Terrapins face Bishop McLaughlin (13-4-3), a 4-2 winner over Carrollwood Day, in tonight’s final at 7.
PHU 59, Tarpon Springs 25: The Hurricanes continue to roll. Kristine Fuller scored a team-high 23 and Megan Ingram added 20 to pace the Hurricanes (21-2). PHU jumped out to a 19-6 first-quarter lead and led 34-12 at halftime. PHU plays a key district home game against Sarasota Riverview tonight. Riverview defeated PHU last month for its only Class 8A, District 8 loss.
HomeTeam Hot Shots
Standout performances from Thursday night
Kyle Curinga, Clearwater Central Catholic: The senior midfielder capped a red-hot week by scoring four goals and adding four assists in an 8-0 win over Lakeland Santa Fe.
Taylor Wolf, Shorecrest: Wolf had six saves to help her team hang on in a 3-1 win over Northside Christian. Three of those saves were crucial, according to Chargers coach Neil Wolfrath. “They were just monster saves,” he said. “There were two in the second half where if she doesn’t make those saves, Northside ties that game up.”
Gina Hayduke, Seminole: The 2011 Times’ Player of the Year scored all three goals in the Warhawks’ 3-1 district semifinal win over Largo.
Dallas Moore, Boca Ciega: The Pirates lost by a point to Pinellas Park but Moore scored 27, including five 3-pointers.
Darnell Lovett, Countryside: Scored 20 in the Cougars’ 57-55 road win over Sunlake.
By the numbers
5 Keswick Christian players in double figures against Lakeside Christian: Derek Sanson (19), Taylor Angell (16), Travis Leon (12), Alex Powell (11), Justen Del Grosso (10)
11 Players who scored in Pinellas Park’s 60-18 girls basketball win over St. Stephen’s Episcopal
15 Consecutive seasons Palm Harbor University’s girls soccer team has made the playoffs, every year of the school’s existence
Compiled by Bob Putnam and Rodney Page, Times staff writers