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)

IRC gets by Bishop McLaughlin this time

TAMPA — When Indian Rocks Christian lost to Bishop McLaughlin 3-2 earlier this month, the Golden Eagles admittedly didn't look all that sharp.

But they had an excuse.

"We hadn't played in two weeks (during winter break)," IRC coach Joe Raissi said. "The girls really weren't in shape."

In Thursday's Class 2A, District 9 semifinal at Tampa Prep, IRC was ready, and it showed. Behind four first-half goals, the third-seeded Golden Eagles cruised to a 4-1 win. They'll play top-seeded Tampa Prep tonight at 7.

In its defeat to Bishop McLaughlin, IRC (10-6) missed numerous scoring chances. Thursday night, it let very few slip away. Just a few minutes into the match, IRC ninth-grader Ashley Llerena connected on a 35-yard free kick to put her team ahead 1-0.

IRC goals from Juliette Raissi, Kristen Brown and Stephanie Pattison followed as the Golden Eagles built a 4-0 first-half lead.

Bishop McLaughlin (11-3-2), which squandered a few early chances, didn't get on the board until Katie Hellman found the net in the 38th minute. In the second half, IRC played keep away.

"We really weren't on our game tonight," Bishop McLaughlin coach Tim Gronau said.

IRC gets by Bishop McLaughlin this time 01/21/10 [Last modified: Thursday, January 21, 2010 11:52pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Officially official: Malik Zaire, Jake Fruhmorgen join Florida Gators

    Blogs

    It's finally, officially official: Malik Zaire has joined the Florida Gators.

  2. Is this Dave Andreychuk's Hall of Fame year? Doubtful

    Blogs

    The Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2017 will be announced at 3 p.m. today. It's a downright crime that former Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk still isn't in, and his chances today are iffy with those in the first year of eligibility, including Daniel Alfredsson and Teemu Selanne. Others …

    Former Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk is 14th on the all-time goals list with 614.
  3. College World Series: Gators, LSU face off in all-SEC finals

    College

    OMAHA, Neb. — The matchup for the College World Series finals bolsters the case for those who say the best baseball in the land is played in the SEC.

    Florida’s Brady Singer, delivering during a CWS win over Louisville last week, is scheduled to start tonight against LSU.
  4. Jones: Fox Sports Sun shows depth in Rays coverage

    TV and Radio

    tom jones' two cents

    Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend of televised sports.

    Best coverage

    Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (3) makes a run home for a score in the in the final game of a three-game series between the Tampa Bay Rays and AL East rival the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, June 25, 2017.
  5. Brian Boyle says returning to Lightning a 'huge option'

    Blogs

    As former Lightning forward Brian Boyle approaches free agency this week, he said he's trying to stay busy.

    Former Tampa Bay Lightning player center Brian Boyle (24), on the ice during first period action at the Amalie Arena in Tampa on March 16, 2017.