Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

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."

St>> Petersburg Catholic3
Clearwater Central Cath.2

3A-9 soccer semifinals: SPC takes down CCC 01/21/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 11:32pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. For starters: Souza returns to lineup

    Blogs

     

  2. Ronde Barber: Want intimidation? Look at past Bucs teams

    Bucs

    Ronde Barber says these days "it's hard to find throwbacks, where you go, 'That guy is a badass.' Where do you find that now? It's such a show-off sport." (Times 2012)
  3. Rays blow lead in ninth, lose in 10 to Rangers (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Rays manager Kevin Cash liked the way Alex Cobb was competing Friday night. He liked the way the hard contact made by the Rangers batters went away after the second or third inning. So as the game headed toward the ninth, there was no doubt in Cash's mind that sending Cobb back to the mound was …

    Rays starter Alex Cobb can hardly believe what just happened as he leaves the game in the ninth after allowing a leadoff double then a tying two-run homer to the Rangers’ Shin-Soo Choo.
  4. Rays journal: Steven Souza Jr. gets extra day off to let hip heal

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — RF Steven Souza Jr. ran in rightfield before batting practice under the watchful gaze of the Rays training staff and manager Kevin Cash. Afterward, Souza told Cash he could use one more day of rest before playing on the left hip he strained Wednesday in Oakland.

    Steven Souza Jr., hugging Mallex Smith after Smith’s solo home run in the eighth inning, feels relief after tests are negative on his injured hip.