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SOCCER

DeAngelis on Web

Springstead High senior forward Angie DeAngelis has gone national as Tampa Bay "player of the week" on the School Sports Web site, which bills itself as "the national network celebrating local high school sports."

DeAngelis, who with Citrus' Amy Bowen co-led the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference with 44 goals, began play in the Class 2A, District 6 playoffs Monday against Wesley Chapel.

The senior may have been honored for a week, but was having a tougher time in the site's "instant poll." In a poll asking viewers to identify the area's best girls soccer player from a list including Chamberlain's Diana and Dana Hemke, Kelsey Kravec (Sarasota Riverview), Michelle Mione (Seminole Osceola) and DeAngelis, the Eagle managed 34 percent of the vote. Mione garnered 63 percent in the unscientific poll. (The site does not limit the number of times you can vote, so you can make her No. 1 in about 5 minutes if you so choose.)

The Web address is www.schoolsports.com.

SOCCER

Heat not so hot

Hernando Heat teams posted two wins in six games over the weekend, with both victories coming from the under-11 boys.

The U-11s started with a 2-0 win against the Elite Heat in Zephyrhills as goalkeeper Jason Bowie earned his fourth shutout of the year. The Heat (9-2-1) followed with a 3-1 victory Sunday against the Hudson Clash, with Troy Lamphier, Josh Magrini and David Roebuck scoring goals. The Heat next travels to face the West Pasco Thunder on Saturday.

The U-12 boys failed to win for only the second time in 11 games, using a second-half goal from Chris Pape, assisted by Kevin Murray, to take a 1-1 tie with the South Hillsborough Stars. Next for the Heat (9-1-1) is a home game against the Northeast Raiders at Delta Woods Park at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The U-14 girls lost 1-0 to the Carrollwood Lightning, continuing a stingy defense that has allowed only 11 goals in 11 games. The Heat (3-6-2) travels to meet the Dunedin Stirling on Saturday.

The U-13 boys (2-6-3) took a 2-0 loss at the hands of the North Tampa Players Club and next face Sarasota United on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Delta Woods Park.

The U-9 boys (2-4-3) had a 1-0 lead on the Clearwater Chargers on a Vinny Panetta goal, but the Chargers scored two second-half goals for a 2-1 win. The Heat plays host to the Tarpon Springs Soccer Club at 3 p.m. Saturday and faces the Azalea Eagles at 3 p.m. Sunday.

BEST BET

WHAT: Girls soccer.

WHO: Hernando vs. Hudson.

WHEN: 7 p.m. today.

WHERE: Hernando.

WHY: This opening-round match of the Class 2A, District 6 tournament has even the winner of this game in a tough position. While the winners of Monday night's games have a day to rest before their semifinal against each other, tonight's winner must come back to play top-seeded Zephyrhills (off for the past week) on Wednesday. Hernando could use a big game from junior Lauren Fraysse, who started the season with seven goals in her first three games.

_ Compiled by Greg Auman

and Brant James

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