Girls soccer: Terrapins annihilate foe

Chelsea Klotz keeps up her high-scoring ways, notching four goals for Tampa Prep.

By SEAN FITZGERALD, Times Correspondent
Published February 2, 2008

TAMPA - In the Class 2A girls region finals, Tampa Prep took care of business, earning an 8-0 victory over St. Stephen's and a spot in the state tournament.

The Terrapins got the scoring started early Friday when Chelsea Klotz, who entered with a state-best 56 goals, scored a breakaway goal three minutes in.

Tampa Prep (24-1-1) struck twice more in the first half. Klotz scored on a blast from outside the penalty box and assisted on a goal scored by Paige Goodwin. Tampa Prep forwards Klotz and Goodwin pressured the Falcons (13-6-2) defense throughout and were rewarded for their efforts.

After halftime the Terrapins kept the pressure on, scoring four goals in the first 10 minutes. Taylor Richardson notched a goal, followed by two more from Klotz. Midfielder Megan Wall scored Tampa Prep's final two goals and goalkeeper Jordan Patton made three saves.

Despite heavy pressure throughout, St. Stephen's goalkeeper Shannon Morrish tallied 11 saves.


State semifinals

All games at Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale

Class 2A: Tampa Prep vs. Orangewood Christian, 2 p.m. Thursday