Scattered Clouds72° FULL FORECASTScattered Clouds72° FULL FORECAST
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)

Shorecrest makes goal stand vs. CCC

CLEARWATER — Last year, Shorecrest recorded its first victory over Clearwater Central Catholic in school history.

The Chargers thought they had win No. 2 wrapped up earlier this season at the Seminole Soccer Classic. That is, until the Marauders came from behind to earn a tie.

Playing on the road Wednesday on CCC's Senior Night, Shorecrest scored an early goal and made it stick this time for a 1-0 victory.

"We were definitely hungry for this victory, especially because they're in a higher classification than us," Shorecrest coach Jeff Diedrich said. "So to beat them felt good."

Nine minutes in, Shorecrest (12-2-2) scored the only goal after Joey Martinez pushed a rebound shot past CCC goalkeeper Matthew Thomas (six saves). On the play, the Chargers' Alistair Flynn had a one-on-one shot at goal, but his shot was pushed wide by Thomas. Martinez, however, followed up the miss to score easily.

"We talk about that all the time. Someone takes a shot, crash the goal," Diedrich said. "He did a great job."

After that, it was all on the Shorecrest defense, which responded by shutting down the Marauders (6-8-4) time after time. The Chargers allowed only three shots in the second half, and Shorecrest goalkeeper Toms Bernards-Callahan came off his line numerous times to punch away corner kicks and long throw-ins.

"He was outstanding tonight," Diedrich said. "He owned the box."

CC Catholic0

Shorecrest makes goal stand vs. CCC 01/15/09 [Last modified: Thursday, January 15, 2009 12:02am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2015 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours