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3A-9 soccer semifinals: SPC takes down CCC

TAMPA — The long drought is over.

For the first time in 14 years, St. Petersburg Catholic defeated Clearwater Central Catholic in a district tournament game and will move on to the championship in Class 3A-9.

Rebecca Borland's loose ball goal in the 71st minute gave the Barons the 3-2 comeback win on Wednesday night.

"What an intense game," SPC coach Gary Kolb said. "But it's always been an intense rivalry since our coaching staff got here two years ago."

The Barons got the win despite being outshot 10-9 and trailing twice.

After falling behind 2-1 early in the second half, St. Petersburg Catholic was awarded a penalty kick after CCC was called for a hand-ball in its own box.

Clare Krueger scored on the penalty kick to tie it up at 2 midway through the second half before Borland's heroics.

SPC faces Berkeley Prep on Friday night.

The Barons will be looking for revenge after losing a 1-0 heartbreaker to the top-seeded Buccaneers on Nov. 11 and losing 3-2 in double overtime in last year's district tournament semifinals.

"Berkeley Prep is another tough rivalry game," Kolb said. "It's gonna be tough, but it's going to be fun as well."

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