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)

6A boys soccer: Palm Harbor University holds off Bloomingdale on PKs

PALM HARBOR — Two overtime periods were unable to produce a score in Thursday's Class 6A region quarterfinal game between Bloomingdale and Palm Harbor University.

So the outcome had to be decided on penalty kicks.

Both teams had five players set the ball up 12 yards from goal. Heading into the fifth and final player for that round, the score was tied 3-all.

The Hurricanes' Robert Sennabaum was up first. His shot eluded Bulls goalkeeper Austin Spagnola. Bloomingdale still had a chance, but its kick sailed inconsolably high.

That was the difference as Palm Harbor University won 1-0 victory, 4-3 on penalty kicks.

Afterward, the Hurricanes rushed from midfield and the sideline to pile on their goalkeeper Joshua Paul, whose instincts and reactions during penalty kicks were key.

"We're happy with how the game turned out, but we still have a lot of work to do," Palm Harbor University coach Alex Delgado said.

"Bloomingdale played excellent. They had us frustrated from the beginning until the last whistle."

Playing rugged and unyielding defense, the Bulls thwarted most of the Hurricanes' opportunities on offense in regulation and in overtime.

Palm Harbor University was more aggressive in the final minutes of regulation in hopes of breaking the tie but could never punch anything in.

"We just couldn't find the net," Delgado said.

And whenever the Hurricanes had opportunities, Spagnola was there to smother the ball.

"This is the best game we played all season," Bloomingdale coach Troy Smith said. "We did everything we were supposed to do to stay in the game, and we matched Palm Harbor all night.

"This is a great building block for us."

Bob Putnam can be reached at putnam@sptimes.com

Palm Harbor Univ.1
Bloomingdale (PKs)0

6A boys soccer: Palm Harbor University holds off Bloomingdale on PKs 02/04/10 [Last modified: Thursday, February 4, 2010 11:47pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Cup-winning Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk makes Hockey Hall of Fame

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman said Dave Andreychuk's name has surfaced often the past eight years with the selection committee.

    30 Oct 2001:  Left wing Dave Andreychuk #25 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates towards the blue line during the NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada.  The Maple Leafs defeated the Lightning 3-2.  Mandatory Credit:  Dave Sanford /Allsport
  2. Rays acquire slick-fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from Marlins

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Chaim Bloom said the Rays weren't necessarily in the market for a shortstop. The team has a number of those. But when the Marlins recently began shopping Adeiny Hechavarria, well, that was too much to pass up.

    Adeiny Hechavarria has emerged as one of baseball’s top defensive shortstops in the past three seasons with the Marlins.
  3. Rays at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Pittsburgh

    The Heater

    Tonight: at Pirates

    7:05, PNC Park

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    Probable pitchers

    Rays: Alex Cobb (6-5, 4.05)

    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)
  4. Lightning journal: Forward Yanni Gourde agrees to two-year deal

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Just three years ago, Yanni Gourde was fighting to stay in pro hockey.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde celebrates after scoring against the Florida Panthers during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) TPA108
  5. What they're saying about Dave Andreychuk making Hall of Fame

    Lightning Strikes

    "Dave helped me so much when I was just starting my career, a young kid that was looking to find his way as a hockey player, a person and a member of the Tampa Bay community. In addition to watching him compile such awe-inspiring statistics, I remember him as a big brother to me and many others, making sure all the …