Seminole replaces Palm Harbor University in PCAC title game



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Wed. January 13, 2010 | Bryan Burns

Seminole will represent the North County in Friday's PCAC girls soccer championship game at St. Petersburg instead of Palm Harbor University according to Warhawks' coach Steve Kuplicki and confirmed by Hurricanes' coach John Planamenta.

Up until Wednesday afternoon, it was believed PHU would face the Green Devils in the county's public school conference championship, but a review of the tiebreaker procedure by county athletic director Nick Grasso resulted in Grasso awarding the North County title to Seminole.

The confusion stemmed from Seminole's two games against East Lake during the regular season. Initially, it was thought Seminole's first game against the Eagles, a 2-2 tie on Nov. 18, would count toward the Warhawks' conference record, but later it was determined that the Warhawks' second matchup with East Lake, a 3-2 victory on Jan. 5, would be the deciding game.

Under the new ruling, Seminole and Palm Harbor University both finished 6-0-1 in the conference. The Warhawks won the tiebreaker because they tied the Hurricanes on the Hurricanes' home field during the regular season.

Seminole is the defending PCAC champion and has won two of the past three titles. The championship game is set for 7 p.m. at St. Petersburg.

As the No. 2 seed from the north, PHU will travel to South County No. 2 Osceola on Friday as part of the PCAC Challenge.


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