TAMPA — It wasn't the first Berkeley Prep goal that got to Clearwater Central Catholic. Or the second that made it 2-0. Or even the third right before halftime.
It was the fourth, early in the second half — not only did it officially kill any Marauders comeback hopes, but it was merely the start of a Buccaneers tidal wave in a resounding 7-1 victory Tuesday night in a Class 3A region semifinal.
Kevin Harvey and T.J. Roehn each scored twice to lead the rout, which sends them on to face Bishop Verot in Fort Myers on Friday. State runnersup last season, Berkeley Prep (13-8-3) is trying to get back to the state final four for the eighth time overall.
"We're playing just as good as last year's team," said Harvey, who also had an assist.
Berkeley Prep's first two goals against CCC (8-15-2) came on headers, by Tanner Bailey and Harvey, making it 2-0 after 18 minutes. The Marauders answered immediately when Jared Brown's shot was saved but followed by Coleman Dean to make it 2-1.
Five minutes before halftime, Berkeley scored on its rebound as Austin Chen powered one home.
It was Harvey who delivered the killer, however, taking a pass from Jake Felman and converting in the 47th minute to all but seal the win.
Roehn scored the next two goals within a minute of each other, giving him 29 on the season and 104 for his career, one away from tying Tyler Davis' school record.
John C. Cotey can be reached at [email protected]