The Buccaneers have lived up to their lofty billing in the first period, scoring twice into the wind.
Pine Crest had the wind at its back to start the game, but it was high-powered Berkeley Prep that drew first blood.
In the 10th minute, J.D. Post beat Pine Crest keeper Wyatt Zeller with a low shot that snuck inside the left post. Eri Jacobs recorded the assist.
In an instant, the underdog Panthers were in a 1-0 hole.
Ten minutes later, Berkeley Prep doubled its lead with an incredible individual effort by T.J. Roehn. The striker redirected a failed clear past Zeller with a power blast off his right laces.
Pine Crest's only true opportunity of the period came in the 22nd minute, Matt O'Connor blasted a free kick to the left upright, but Berkeley Prep keeper Alex Jenkins fought through a screen to make a sliding save.