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2A boys soccer: Terps ride four goals from Sever

TAMPA — For nearly a year, the one-goal loss to Bradenton St. Stephen's in the 2009 region final fermented within the Tampa Prep Terrapins. At first, the acidic memory of that defeat tortured them, then it drove them.

Thursday, it propelled them.

What started as a revenge game ended as a rout for the Terps (15-4-2), who got four goals from George Mason signee Wes Sever in a 6-0 blowout. The Terps, seeking their third state title in four years, meet Indian Rocks Christian in Tuesday's region semis.

"Pretty much the message all day and the message throughout the year was, when this game comes around we're going to be ready," Sever said.

This was about vindication, not only for the '09 playoffs but last month's 2-2 tie, when Tampa Prep was missing three starters.

"We wanted it bad," said senior midfielder Anthony Baumann, who was suspended for that January match but assisted on the first four goals Thursday.

"We came out with the mentality that they ended our season last year, it's time they get a little payback. It's a rivalry, all in good spirits."

Sever struck first in the fourth minute, taking a textbook cross from Baumann near the right post for an easy goal. In the 27th minute, Aaron Burrell took a pass from Baumann directly in front of the net, pivoted and booted a crisp shot to make it 2-0.

Three minutes later, Baumann sent a free kick to the left post, where Alex Politis headed it in. Sever would score again during injury time in the first half, and added his third 30 seconds into the second half.

"Wes and Anthony and our seniors, they have that hunger," Terps coach Doug Smith said. "It's good to see."

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