Make us your home page

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 boys soccer: Seminole settles in, routs Northeast

ST. PETERSBURG — The start to Thursday's region quarterfinal could not have gone any worse for Seminole.

The Warhawks were called for a penalty right outside the box in the second minute, and Northeast (10-3-3) took advantage when Richie Parrey latched onto the end of Kyle Apperson's free kick and headed it into goal for a 1-0 lead before most of the crowd had settled onto the aluminum bleachers.

Ten minutes later, though, Seminole's Shane Wixted blasted a shot from 25 yards away into the lower left corner of the goal to tie. Seconds later, Wixted scored again to give Seminole its first lead. Then the floodgates opened in a 7-1 Seminole rout.

The Warhawks (16-8-2) will try for the fifth time this season to beat East Lake when the teams meet Tuesday.

"We came out a little lackadaisical," Wixted said. "We can't let that happen on Tuesday night."

The first 12 minutes might have been nailbiting for Seminole, but for the rest of the game, the Warhawks settled into a style of play they are more accustomed to. They sent wave after wave of attackers at keeper Marino Pavacic, scoring five times before halftime.

"We've been working on runs in the offensive third," Seminole coach Rick Masi said. "We did that really well tonight. We had it working for us."

After Wixted put the Warhawks ahead for good in the 13th minute, Charles Lynch ran onto a long pass and buried a shot into the upper corner of the goal in the 21st. Jeff Arnoldy flicked a shot over a defender that dribbled past Pavacic for the Warhawks' fourth goal, and Lynch scored his second goal just before halftime on a header off Wixted's corner kick.

After halftime, Dalton Schomp connected from 30 yards out and Garrett Bocon scored in the closing seconds to bring the winning margin to six.


5A boys soccer: Seminole settles in, routs Northeast 02/04/10 [Last modified: Friday, February 5, 2010 12:15am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. For starters: Rays lineup vs Orioles



  2. Alex Faedo, Florida advance to face LSU in College World Series finals


    OMAHA, Neb. — Alex Faedo pitched three-hit ball for 71/3 innings in a second straight strong performance against TCU, and Florida moved to the College World Series finals with a 3-0 win Saturday night.

    Florida’s Austin Langworthy scores on a single by Mike Rivera in the second inning during a 3-0 victory over TCU.
  3. Jones: Bucs need success to get national respect


    Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones offers up his Two Cents on the world of sports.

    No respect

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter walks the field during the second day of mandatory minicamp at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times
  4. Rays journal: Jumbo Diaz falters after getting within a strike of ending rally

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Saturday's game got away starting with a leadoff walk in the seventh inning by Rays LHP Jose Alvarado, who was brought in exclusively to face Baltimore's lefty-swinging Seth Smith.

    Rays reliever Jumbo Diaz wipes his face as he walks off the mound after the Orioles score four during the seventh inning to give them a 7-3 lead. Diaz was one strike away from working out of the jam before he allowed a two-run double and a two-run homer on back-to-back pitches.
  5. Rookie Jake Faria dissatisfied with performance in Rays' loss to Orioles

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The rookie pitcher walked to his locker Saturday after tossing the fourth quality start in as many tries to begin his career. He held the potent Orioles bats to three runs and for six innings gave his team a chance to win.

    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado tags out the Rays’ Mallex Smith at third after a rundown in the first inning.