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Short-handed Vikings still win

Published January 17, 2004

ST. PETERSBURG - Playing down one man, Northeast scored during the final minutes to beat Dunedin 2-1 on Friday.

With the score tied since the first half, Samir Tatarevic took on two defenders then beat keeper Zach Hayth to score in the 78th minute.

"That was individual effort," Dunedin coach Gerald Clemente said. "You've got to admire his perseverance. He wasn't going to allow his team to get beaten or allow a tie."

Up 1-0, the Vikings (8-4-1) lost Marijel Rakovic in the 10th minute when he threw a punch at a Dunedin player and was red-carded.

The Falcons (8-4-2) tied it in the 27th minute when Ryan Boyton blew by a defender and got a shot off to the far corner of the goal.

During the second half, the Vikings kept sending the ball long for their forwards, Tatarevic and Eric Chanthanasinh. Chanthanasinh, who moved from sweeper this week, scored Northeast's first goal. Both teams had several opportunities to score, but the Vikings' backline stifled Dunedin.

"For us to go down a man 10 minutes into the game and come back and win, I'm proud to see," Northeast coach Tom Blauvelt said.

It wasn't a district game, so both teams played without the pressure of postseason implications.

"The best thing we got out of this game was coming out of the East Lake game, we had good behavior. We didn't press the issue," Clemente said about his team's reaction to Rakovic's punch.

The FHSAA on Friday suspended three East Lake players, Chris Cheredar, Ryan Lindquist and Chris Zachary, for two weeks for their actions Monday against Dunedin. And they will miss four games, including the first round of the district tournament.

The red cards of Dunedin's Karsen Brown and Daniel Weber were rescinded by the FHSAA, and Vladimir Petricevic's red card still is under review. But Falcons sweeper Bobby Degen, who was not issued a red card Monday, received one retroactively Friday, and his punishment has not been determined.

It's likely Dunedin and East Lake will meet in the first round of the Class 5A, District 9 tournament.

[Last modified January 17, 2004, 01:32:39]


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