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Springstead shuts out Hudson

DEREK LaRIVIERE
Published November 18, 2005

SPRING HILL - Snake bitten? Not on Thursday night.

Springstead dismantled Hudson 5-0 in front of the home crowd.

Springstead (5-2) was led by junior forwards Angela Passafaro and Christina Anthony. Passafaro, the defending conference player of the year, has 17 goals on the season after converting yet another hat trick.

Anthony has been her partner in crime all season. She netted her 10th goal a little more than two minutes into the first half and also added an assist on Passafaro's first goal.

Junior captain and midfielder Nicholynn Faulkner added a goal on a penalty kick. Faulkner got the opportunity after Passafaro made another run at the goal but was tripped from behind by a Hudson defender.

Springstead scored all five in the first half, then took a conservative approach to finish the outing. "The second half we had to keep possession a lot more," Springstead coach Polo Furlong said. "The lead gave us a chance to practice some things that we can't do against other teams."

The Class 4A, District 8 schedule is in full swing. Springstead moves to 4-0 in the district, while Hudson drops to 0-3, 1-6 overall.

Springstead boys prevail

SPRING HILL - It was Michael Lambraia's coming-out party.

Less than a week after taking down Zephyrhills in the district opener, Springstead (3-0) defeated Hudson 7-1.

Lambraia, a senior forward, accounted for five goals.

The trend in Springstead's past two victories had been solid defense and goaltending, but Lambraia and the offense stole the show Thursday.

"I didn't give up," Lambraia said. "If the ball seemed out of reach, I still gave it everything I had to make sure I was there."

The Eagles scored less than two minutes in on a breakaway goal from junior forward Kris Baker.

Lambraia then scored three times to secure his hat trick for the game. But he wasn't finished.

Things got out of hand with about 10 minutes left in the first half as two consecutive penalty kicks were assessed because of yellow cards against Hudson. Bowie missed the first kick, but Lambraia converted on the second to put the Eagles up 4-0.

Senior midfielder Tristan Lowry tacked on an insurance goal with four minutes before halftime.

After the half, Springstead breezed to victory with two more goals from Lambraia. Hudson (0-5, 0-2) mustered its only score midway through the second half on a shot from midfielder Scott Combs.

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