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Sophomore lifts Warhawks to win

Sophomore Noah Grimes broke a 1-1 tie in the 67th minute to lift visiting Seminole to a 2-1 victory over St. Petersburg Monday night at Stewart Field.

Grimes hit a straight shot from the center of the box, slipping it past Green Devils goalkeeper Alex Bowers. Seminole improved to 13-4-2 while St. Petersburg is 6-4-1.

On a night in which it seemed neither the girls nor boys team would score, it was fitting that the first goal of the evening was a fluke. In the 49th minute, Warhawks goalkeeper Matt Celmer misplayed a slow roller near the top of the box by St. Peterburg's David Bruno, allowing it to go through his legs and into the waiting net.

But the lead lasted less than two minutes, as Richard Legg angled a hard shot past a diving Bowers into the left corner of the goal.

Warhawks coach Rick Masi noted the intensity in both teams, as well as the missed opportunities. "We were just fortunate enough that we came out on top," he said.

In the girls match, the Warhawks and Green Devils played to a scoreless tie. Neither Seminole (6-5-1) nor St. Petersburg (9-1-1) could manage many scoring opportunities, with the bulk of the game played at midfield.