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3 goals plenty vs. Lions

By SCOTT PURKS, Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published January 8, 2003

TAMPA -- Plant won Tuesday night the way it's won just about every time this season: scoring in a variety of ways with a variety of people.

Don Griewe scored the Panthers' first goal at the 25-minute mark on a ball that ticked off his right foot, then dribbled 10 feet over the keeper's right hand and inches inside the left post.

The second goal, by Tommy Howell, was a header in the right side.

The final score, by Alistair Campbell, was a drilled shot from 20 yards to the middle.

That's more than Plant needed in a 3-0 victory against King, which appeared to lose steam as the contest wore on.

"We just pressure the whole field, and run and run and run, and that way good things happen," first-year Plant coach Kelvin Jones said. "We get everybody involved and I think we showed that again.

"I don't think we have a player with more than three goals this season. We're really playing as a team."

A team that is 6-0-1 and positioning itself for a district top seed.

King dropped to 5-4-1, but coach Vaclav Duda, despite what he called a "below-average" performance, remained optimistic.

"We played a couple of tournaments in the past few weeks, and I think that had something to do with us being sluggish," Duda said. "We were flat and didn't play close to what we're capable of.

"When we play our game, it's a beautiful game. It's hard to figure, but I know we'll be back. We'll be ready for districts."

King also lost its first game to Plant 2-1, but that one came down to the final minutes before the winning goal was scored.

"I feel like we're an evenly matched team to Plant," Duda said. "We just didn't have it tonight.

"But I think we can beat them in districts."

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