Rough second half dooms Holy Trinity in regional semis


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Five on five: Holy Trinity's Brian Baumann (left) races in to block a shot by Lakeland Christian's Knox Gibson during a Class 1A regional quarterfinal game. The Tigers won that game, but would go on to lose in the regional semifinals Saturday night.

VIERA VOICE Carl Kotala

The Holy Trinity boys soccer team reached the Class 1A regional semifinals based largely on the strong play of its defense.

But that all ended Saturday night as All Saints Academy scored five times in the second half to defeat the visiting Tigers 7-2 and end Holy Trinity’s season.

Carlo Campanini scored on an assist from Ollie Dunkin and Danny Lynch added an unassisted goal for the Tigers, who finished the season 10-5-3.

Holy Trinity had only given up 12 goals and recorded 12 shutouts prior to Saturday night’s game.

“We struggled on set plays,” Tigers coach James Phillips wrote in an email. “We knew it was a huge part of their game but we still could not deal with it. It was a very disappointing way to end a very good season.”

The Tigers certainly had their moments, winning the Class 1A, District 10 championship with a 2-0 victory over Pine School and then knocking off Lakeland Christian 2-1 in their regional quarterfinal game.

It was the final game for seniors Campanini, Josh Knight, Brian Baumann, Hunter Gaskin, Jack Ganiban, Bryan Chamberland and Trey Pitten.