Berkeley down, Holy Names out

A transformer blows with Bucs down by a goal; Jaguars fall 6-0.

By JUSTIN DARGAHI Times Correspondent
Published January 18, 2007

TAMPA - St. Petersburg Catholic had Berkeley Prep right where it wanted it until a blown transformer ended the semifinal early.

The lone goal of the first half came from Barons forward Kelsey Doughtery in the 33rd minute. Doughtery took a feed from Casey McKeon and slid the ball past Buccaneers keeper Hope Ellis.

As the teams prepared to come out for the second half, the lights went out and the game was called.

The FHSAA will rule whether or not to give the Barons the win or make the two teams play the second half sometime before the district championship on Friday.

"I've never had this happen before," Barons coach D'arcy Clarie said. "I have no idea what the FHSAA will do. We just have to be prepared, even though it obviously takes momentum away from both teams."

In the earlier game, No. 1 Clearwater Central Catholic dominated fourth-seeded Academy of the Holy Names 6-0 to reach the finals.

The two-time defending district champs got a hat trick from midfielder Kelly Campbell and were never threatened as they outshot the Jaguars 23-2.

Tennessee recruit Ali Halverson, Zoe Lombard and Morgan Kimsey rounded out the scoring for the Marauders.