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CHARGERS UPENDED

Shorecrest isn't ready for the scoring from a Tampa Prep freshman.

Because Tampa Prep star Chelsea Klotz had a state-best 55 goals entering Tuesday night's game against Shorecrest Prep, as one might expect the Chargers' gameplan centered around stopping her.

"If anyone was going to score," Shorecrest coach Neal Wolfrath said, "it wasn't going to be her."

For 54 minutes, Shorecrest kept Klotz off the board.

Problem was, it had trouble with Connor Zwetsch.

The freshman forward, who entered with three goals all season, had two in the first half Tuesday to help lead the Terrapins to a 6-1 win in a closer-than-the-score-looks game. Shorecrest (15-5-1) trailed just 2-1 until Klotz and her Tampa Prep teammate Megan Wall scored roughly a minute apart to give Tampa Prep (23-1-1) a commanding lead.

"It was really two different halves," Wolfrath said. "We had our chances in the first half. I think we created better (scoring chances) than they did. But in the second half, their depth took over and floodgates opened."

Before that happened, Shorecrest appeared to have a chance.

Jenn Casey's 33rd goal in the 28th minute, which came on a rebound after a Shorecrest miss hit the crossbar, seemed to ignite the Chargers. But four minutes later, a Casey shot that would have given Shorecrest the lead sailed inches high.

Zwetsch then scored her second goal a short while later and Tampa Prep led the rest of the way. In the final 40 minutes, Shorecrest had only one shot on goal.

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