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)

Soccer: See's goal turns tide in Gaither win

TAMPA — In a sport where one unlucky deflection can doom a team, Hillsborough's misery was compounded Tuesday. On a cool night at Chelo Huerta Stadium, the Terriers (0-3) were victimized by a wicked bounce and bruise.

Facing a Hillsborough unit playing without star forward Kofi Forkuoh (right thigh bruise), Gaither (3-0) neutralized Hillsborough's offense and got two goals from junior Jordan See for a 4-1 triumph in a Class 6A, District 7 match.

See's first goal, in the 23rd minute, broke a 1-all tie and changed the complexion of the match. Positioned on the left side of the box, See hit a soft shot that bounced off the hands of veteran Terriers keeper Andrew Milian and rolled inside the near post.

"I just caught the keeper off-guard, I guess," See said.

Roughly one minute earlier, Terriers freshman Matthew Szabo had tied the score with a goal in front of the net on a Daniel Barboto assist.

"I think (See's goal) kind of changed the tempo of the game," Cowboys coach Eric Sims said. "For a good goalkeeper like that to give up a soft goal, mentally, you look at that and you can see it kind of deflated them a little bit."

Further deflation had occurred several minutes before, when Forkuoh was removed from the match by Hillsborough coach Steve Colborne. Forkuoh, who plays for Sims' elite Y-League team, had a noticeable limp and couldn't get any elevation.

"I couldn't run," he said.

That enabled Sims to man-mark Barboto — Hillsborough's other primary threat — and essentially play 10 against 10. The Terriers finished with seven shots.

Charlie Delmar and David Barrientos had Gaither's other goals, both off corner kicks.

"I wouldn't count (Hillsborough) out yet," Sims said, "because (Forkuoh) is that explosive and he's that dynamic."

Soccer: See's goal turns tide in Gaither win 11/17/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 11:37pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays set to activate Tommy Hunter from DL

    Blogs

    The Rays plan to activate RHP Tommy Hunter from the DL for Thursday's series finale against the Angels.

  2. Steven Souza Jr. snaps out of slump as Rays defeat Angels (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — After Tuesday's shutout loss to the Angels, Steven Souza Jr. stood in front of his locker and talked about his need to contribute to the offense.

    Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jesus Sucre (45) hugs right fielder Steven Souza Jr. (20) in the dugout after his two run home run in the second inning of the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Angels at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
  3. Tom Jones: Rays made right move sending Blake Snell to minors

    The Heater

    tom jones' two cents

    ST. PETERSBURG

    Blake Snell’s struggles on the mound were only one of the reasons the Rays sent him to the minors; some other red flags existed. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]
  4. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Wednesday's Rays-Angels game

    The Heater

    Rookie RHP Ryne Stanek has had his early struggles, but Wednesday he showed his high-octane potential, working around a one-out walk to strike out the mighty Mike Trout (on a 98.4 mph fastball) and legendary Albert Pujols (98.7), both swinging.

  5. Rays journal: More bullpen changes as Diego Moreno heads to DL

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays bullpen has another new look.

    Rays reliever Diego Moreno, pitching Sunday against the Yankees, heads the DL with shoulder bursitis.