St. Petersburg Times Online: Sports
TampaBay.com
Place an Ad Calendars Classified Forums Sports Weather
tampabay.com

printer version

Citrus blanks Lecanto, secures 2A-7's top seed

The Panthers are still winless against the Hurricanes after Friday night's 4-0 loss.

By CAREY FREEMAN, Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published January 12, 2002


INVERNESS -- After squeaking out a one-goal win in its first meeting with Lecanto this season, Citrus left no doubts the second time. Paced by two goals from Sonya Segars and a stifling effort from its midfield and defense, Citrus rolled over the Panthers 4-0 on Friday at Citrus and clinched the top spot in next month's Class 2A, District 7 tournament.

"We had heard them talking a little trash and we wanted to show them we were better than them," said Hurricanes midfielder Amber Presnick, who had an assist and was a dominant force throughout the midfield.

"We were just ready to win. There's no way they were going to beat us."

Lecanto (10-4-1 overall, 5-2-1 in 2A-7) has never beaten Citrus and it doesn't look like the trend will end any time soon.

The Hurricanes (13-1-1, 9-0) peppered Panthers goalkeeper Trisha Chenoweth in the first game and did it again Friday, outshooting Lecanto 26-3.

The Panthers, in fact, didn't register their first shot until the 19th minute and managed only one shot in the second half.

Citrus and Segars opened the scoring in the ninth minute when Julia Brandtner beat a Lecanto defender on the left sideline and crossed the ball in front of the goal. Chenoweth (15 saves) managed to get a hand on the cross, but not enough to keep it away from Segars, who hammered it home for a 1-0 lead.

Segars almost had her second goal when she broke free inside the Lecanto penalty box in the 25th minute and leveled two shots directly at Chenoweth. The Lecanto keeper managed to deflect both, only to see Jessica Macdonald scoop up the loose ball and tap home her 19th goal of the season for a 2-0 margin.

Citrus made it 3-0 in the opening minute of the second half, when Presnick dribbled the ball deep into Lecanto territory, pulled up and delivered a perfect cross to Amanda Yoder, who one-timed it home from 20 yards. "We were more aggressive. We had a lot more passing opportunities and we passed it well," said Segars, who added her 11th goal of the season on a breakaway in the final minute.

Back to Sports
Back to Top

© 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
Contact the Times | Privacy Policy
Standard of Accuracy | Terms, Conditions & Copyright
 

From the Times sports desk

John Romano
  • Devoted

  • Gary Shelton
  • Bucs fighting off apparent deja vu

  • College football
  • Grossman, Jacobs staying at UF

  • Bucs
  • Dungy trying to shift focus
  • Fry Picks -- Wild card weekend

  • MLS
  • New England picks two from Mutiny

  • Colleges
  • Three problem solvers in one spot
  • Parity is upsetting the old balance of power
  • UF basketball brief

  • Lightning
  • Lightning to begin critical stretch

  • Outdoors
  • Daily fishing report

  • Devil Rays
  • Rays individual game spring training tickets go on sale today at several locations

  • Et cetera
  • Sports in brief

  • Preps
  • Tampa Roundball Classic
  • Western Conference Division wrestling tournaments
  • Rams show Cobras how far they have to go
  • Foul shots clinch win for Eagles
  • Citrus blanks Lecanto, secures 2A-7's top seed
  • Mustangs not too young to win
  • Cowboys escape with 72-70 victory
  • Eagles cap rally with collapse
  • East Lake proves no match for Largo

  • Buccaneers playoff preview
  • 10 and counting
  • Barber's interceptions
  • Key plays of the season
  • Gimme Five
  • The no-holds-barred Eagles have a message for opposing offenses: Bring It On
  • Eagles fans are as tough as they come
  • Famous ahtletic twins
  • The No. 6 seed
  • Bucs Chat
  • Individual Playoff Records
  • On the Net: Even online, you can hear Eagles fans boo
  • Bucs playoff review
  • Players can bundle up and stay nimble
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Record in Games Played at 40 Degrees and Below
  • Offense still is hoping for the best
  • Staff predictions
  • The 'real' game should be hot
  • Bucs: Game-by-game
  • Rookie just says no to Jerri Curls
  • Profiling Steve White
  • The Top Line
  • Monte and Clyde


  • From the wire

    From the state sports wire
  • Jacksonville's Spicer placed on IR after leg surgery
  • FIU-Western Kentucky game postponed because of Jeanne
  • Brown anxious to face old team for first time
  • Dolphins' desperate defense readies for Roethlisberger
  • Former Sarasota lineman sheds tough-guy image with Michigan
  • Rothstein rejoins Heat as assistant
  • No. 16 Florida has history on its side against Kentucky
  • FSU and Clemson QBs both off to slow starts