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4A-7 boys soccer: Wesley Chapel upends Pasco; Mitchell romps

TRINITY — Host Mitchell cruising through the 4A-7 district tournament was to be expected. Pasco being upset by Wesley Chapel in the semifinals was not, however, and the Wildcats did just that Wednesday night to punch their ticket to the 4A playoffs with a 2-1 victory at Mustang Field.

"We didn't come to play tonight so we did not win," Pasco coach Barry Grayling said. "We did not step up and do what we needed to do."

Pasco went into the semifinal without leading scorer Alex Garcia (27 goals), and the results were dismal. The Pirates took 14 shots on goal, many high-percentage shots, but could not find the back of the net.

Pasco (14-3-1) took an early lead in the 15th minute on an unassisted goal by Eric Garcia. Wesley Chapel (10-12-1) battled back to tie in the 27th minute on a goal by Zach Mine, assisted by Rafael Morales-Siu. No less than three minutes later the Wildcats would strike again, taking the lead on a goal by Max Caceres.

"We knew we could hang with them," Wesley Chapel coach Brian Dorkowski said. "But they were all over us in the second half and they are a really good team.

"Our guys just stepped up and had nothing to lose."

The Wildcats will meet Mitchell at 7 Friday night. The second-seeded Mustangs cruised 7-0 against sixth-seeded Ridgewood (7-16-2).

The Mustangs (20-2-3) took 32 shots on goal and were able to control the tempo, scoring four goals in the first 33 minutes. Mitchell received standout efforts from Alex Wegener (two goals, one assist) and Sean Maser (one goal, one assist).

4A-7 boys soccer: Wesley Chapel upends Pasco; Mitchell romps 01/27/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 11:21pm]
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