By JEREMY RASMUSSEN
Published December 23, 2003
CITRUS PARK - For one half, it looked as if Berkeley Prep
might join its co-host, Jesuit, in
the finals of the Student
Sports Invitational at Ed Radice Park. Then the Bucs ran into
The Bulls scored
three goals in five minutes during the second half to erase a
deficit and advance
to today's 4 p.m. Premier bracket final against Orange Park.
Bloomingdale (13-1-0) won the tournament in 1994 and '96 and
has finished second twice.
Berkeley (10-1-2) scored 10 minutes
in when Scott Strickland headed in a long throw-in from
Christian Martens. It made it 2-0 in the 27th minute when Tyler
Davis took a throughball
from Strickland cut back, beat two
defenders and sent it into the far corner.
Bloomingdale got back
in it in the 66th minute. Striker Alex Muniz took a pass from
Davison, carried it
to the corner of the goal box and chipped it in off the far
minutes later, Muniz
scored off of a cross from David McClelland, and two minutes
that, Davison broke
free in the middle and scored the winner.
TAMPA - Jesuit coach
Bob Bauman only asked for a couple of wins in the Elite bracket.
Little did Bauman
know he would play for a title today.
A 3-0 victory against Gulf Breeze gave Jesuit a spot in the 2
p.m. final against Brandon.
Sierra scored the final goal midway into the second half with a
that rolled in.
Earlier Sierra's long shot hit the upper right corner of the
About 22 minutes in, sophomore Xaviero
Pecora scored off of Tim Miller's square pass to
About five minutes later, sophomore Chad Dalton scored off an
assist from Sean Bayode to
put Jesuit ahead 2-0.
Bauman said Jesuit's
needs solid defense again in today's match against Brandon. The
beat Palm Beach
- GRACE AGOSTIN