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SOCCER

DeAngelis produces

one-third of little

Angie DeAngelis, a 52-goal-scorer last year for the Springstead High School girls soccer team, has accounted for a third of Saint Leo's goals this season.

The problem is, the freshman has just one, and the first-year Lions' program is 0-4.

After a 4-0 loss to the University of South Carolina-Spartanburg on Monday, Saint Leo has been outscored 21-3.

DeAngelis, who scored the first goal ever by a Saint Leo player, has not had a shot since the team's inaugural game _ a 5-2 loss to Thomas University.

Still, she is in a three-way tie for the team points lead (2).

Hernando scores points

with home page

The Hernando High School girls soccer team has its own home page at http:// www.eteamz.com/HHSLadyLeopards, and we're impressed by what we've seen.

The site has a link to a soccer dictionary, a history of the Hernando program and looks to be updated frequently.

The main page details a preseason meeting for girls interested in trying out for the squad on Wednesday morning.

The Leopards' page has better than 500 hits. As more local teams get a presence on the Web, we'll check in and offer other sites worth checking out.

Aiken for title

in Peach Belt

AIKEN, S.C. _ Morehouse College's Luqman Abdur-Rahman scored 12 minutes, six seconds into the second half against former Springstead High School goaltender Pete Calabrese on Sunday.

The Maroon Tigers held on to beat South Carolina-Aiken 1-0 in the Peach Belt Conference Invitational final.

South Carolina-Aiken (3-1) held a 6-5 advantage in shots at halftime, but Morehouse outshot the Pacers 4-1 in the first 15 minutes of the second half.

Down 1-0 with 8:52 remaining, the Pacers produced their best scoring opportunity when a cross by Mark Turner found Paul Okumu in front of the goal.

But the shot was deflected off the crossbar by goalkeeper Kasumu Sillah.

Calabrese, who finished with six saves, has started all four games for South Carolina-Aiken, allowing six scores for a 1.69 goals-against average.

BEST BET

WHO: Hernando volleyball at Central

WHEN: JV 5:30 p.m., varsity to follow (typically 6:45)

WHY: Tonight's game pits more than just county rivals.

It opens a huge week for the Bears, who take a 4-3 record into a five-day stretch that has home dates against Hernando and Springstead, then a road trip to another district opponent, Lake Weir.

"It's a big week for us as far as the district is concerned," Bears coach Jim Jensen said.

"Once this week is over, we will have played everyone in the district once," he said.

The district's volleyball coaches were to gather at Central on Monday night to decide a location and format for the Class 4A, District 6 tournament.

Jensen said Central never has played host to a district volleyball tournament and that the Bears might bid to host the postseason gathering.

Jensen will be happy so long as the tournament's not too far off.

"I don't want to travel to Lake Weir every night," he said of the 65-mile, nearly two-hour bus trip his team will make Saturday morning.

"And from what I hear, they don't have air-conditioning in their gym, and we're playing in the middle of the day. We'll be hot on the bus and hot on the court."

The fact that Springstead (2-2) gave Hernando (3-0) a run last week, losing 15-13, 15-13 to the Leopards, should remind the Bears that any intracounty match is up for grabs.

Jensen said his club will relish the underdog role for now.

"There's no pressure on us," Jensen said. "We're not the team that's supposed to win.

"They're the ones with something to prove," he said. "We're going to go out there swinging."

_ Compiled by Brant James and Greg Auman

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