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3A semifinal: Berkeley Prep makes it look easy

FORT MYERS — Mixing a precision passing attack with a suffocating defensive effort, Berkeley Prep cruised to a 6-0 victory over host Bishop Verot in a Class 3A semifinal Tuesday.

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"We were really fired up to play," Buccaneers coach Tim Cooper said. "We had read some things in the newspaper about them wanting us. We wanted to come down here and give them a good game."

Berkeley Prep (25-2-2) got an early break when senior Eri Jacobs was taken down just inside the box and awarded a penalty kick in the seventh minute. Bishop Verot junior goalkeeper Lucas Polk got a piece of the ensuing shot, but it deflected under the crossbar and into the net as the Buccaneers took a 1-0 lead.

The Vikings (17-5-2) responded with a barrage of scoring chances over the next 10 minutes but failed to get one past Berkeley senior Alex Jenkins.

In the 17th minute, Jacobs scored his second goal, one-timing a perfect pass by junior T.J. Roehn to give the Buccaneers a 2-0 lead they carried into halftime.

Roehn also helped set up the third goal early in the second half, drawing a foul just outside the box. Freshman Mark Biddinger headed the ensuing free kick right to senior J.D. Post, who headed it past Polk to put Berkeley up 3-0 in the 43rd minute.

Post, Roehn and senior Blake Evans closed out the scoring for the Buccaneers, who registered their 14th shutout of the season.

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3A semifinal: Berkeley Prep makes it look easy 02/10/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 11:55pm]
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