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)

5A-8 girls soccer: Newsome repeats in convincing fashion

GIBSONTON — Newsome made it back-to-back district championships with a 3-0 shutout of top-seeded East Bay in Friday night's Class 5A, District 8 final.

That marked a drastically different result for those teams, which had tied three times in the past four years. East Bay (12-4-2) moved up this season and played Newsome to a 2-2 draw in December.

"It's nice to be on top," Newsome coach Kelly Townsend said. "It's something that we strive for every year."

The second-seeded Wolves (15-3-4) carried play for most of the game, pulling away in the second half on two goals by Caroline Evers.

"We were only up 1-0, so we wanted to come out in the second half and come out strong and put the game away before it got out of hand," Townsend said.

Evers, a sophomore who has yet to miss on a penalty kick this season, kept that streak intact by beating Indians keeper Andrea Owens on a low shot to the right side in the 51st minute.

"The more I take the more confidence I get with them," Evers said of PKs.

Evers, who was awarded that PK after East Bay defender Isabel Vasquez took down Karina Gutsche in the penalty box, added a fluke goal off a corner kick that Owens mishandled in the 60th minute.

"I was surprised because I thought it was going out," Evers said of her hooking corner kick that trickled in. "When it went in it was like icing on the cake."

Jackie Simpson gave the Wolves a 1-0 lead with her 14th goal in the sixth minute. Simpson took a cross from the left side from Shea Rhoney and kicked it under the crossbar on a point-blank shot.

Newsome3
East Bay0

5A-8 girls soccer: Newsome repeats in convincing fashion 01/22/10 [Last modified: Friday, January 22, 2010 11:25pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays beat Orioles, but tough stretch looms that could change their plans (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Tuesday was a step back in the right direction for the Rays, who halted a season-high five-game losing streak by hanging on — and we mean that pretty much literally — for a 5-4 win over the Orioles.

    The Rays’ Tim Beckham celebrates with Mallex Smith after hitting a three-run homer in the second inning for a 5-0 lead.
  2. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Tuesday's Rays-Orioles game

    The Heater

    Rookie RHP Jake Faria had his lucky rubber duck — OG, the original one he has had since high school — with him, and the Rays had nothing to worry about as he put his rocky Wednesday outing well behind him, working into the eighth while scattering seven hits.

  3. Rays journal: Rookie Jacob Faria continues to show veteran poise

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Orioles threatened in the first inning and the second. They loaded the bases with one out in the fifth inning with the top of the order up and seemed poised for a big inning. But those opportunities produced only one run because Rays rookie RHP Jacob Faria kept his composure and got the …

    Jacob Faria goes a career-high 71/3 innings, staying composed when the Orioles threaten.
  4. Rays vs. Orioles, 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, Tropicana Field

    Sports

    Today: vs. Orioles

    12:10, Tropicana Field

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM

    Tickets: $15-$275; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, surcharge of up to $5 within 5 hours of game time.

    PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 18:  Alex Cobb #53 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a portrait during the Tampa Bay Rays photo day on February 18, 2017 at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Floida.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  5. Bruce Arena blends intense demands with humor to lead U.S. soccer

    Soccer

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Bruce Arena bites his fingernails religiously, a habit he has had since age 10.

    Among some other unmentionables.

    Bruce Arena