Bloomingdale's Christy Reccord scored in the 52nd minute to lift the Bulls to a 1-0 win over Seminole in the Class 4A, Section II game _ and a spot in the state tournament.
Bloomingdale (15-3), No.
8 in the 4A state poll, will play in the state tournament starting Friday at Fort Lauderdale's Lockhart Stadium.
Reccord's goal came after Jenny Hill blasted a shot from 17 yards. It deflected off the crossbar and bounced to Reccord.
Seminole keeper Lisa Montgomery fell down after Hill's shot, and Reccord kicked the ball into the open goal.
"Christy has just been wonderful," Bulls coach Jo Garber said of Reccord, who has nine goals in five post-season games. "She sure isn't playing like a sophomore. I don't think she realizes how good she really is."
Although the first half ended scoreless, Bloomingdale dominated the 40 minutes by outshooting Seminole 16-4. But Montgomery kept the Warhawks (14-6-3) in the game with 12 saves.
"Bloomingdale just played a lot quicker than we did tonight," Seminole coach Steve Kuplicki said. "And I think the game came down to overall quickness. They won the battle at midfield, and their back line did an excellent job of forcing the action to our side of the field."
In the second half, Bloomingdale's defense didn't allow Seminole a shot, and the Warhawks seldom moved past midfield. But Montgomery, again, kept the game close with five point-blank saves.
The win marks the first time that Bloomingdale has advanced to the state tournament.
Schramek's two goals
send Spartans to state
ST. PETERSBURG _ Julie Schramek scored both goals as Lakewood defeated Berkeley Prep 2-0 for the Class 3A, Section III title.
The victory moves the Spartans into next week's state tournament. It is the school's first state tournament berth in girls soccer.
Holly Sulte assisted on the first-half goal, and Schramek scored unassisted on the second-half goal.
Lakewood (20-3-2) dominated with 23 shots to the Bucs' 2.
Berkeley Prep ended the season 23-3-2.
The state tournament opens Friday at Fort Lauderdale. Lakewood will be the only team from Pinellas competing in the final four.
_ Staff writer Tim Looney contributed to this report.