Crystal River Downs Central

CRYSTAL RIVER — Powered by sophomore forward Christina Bresson’s first career varsity hat trick, the Crystal River High School girls soccer team coasted to a 4-1 home victory against Brooksville Central on Friday night.

Delaney Owens netted the Pirates’ other goal, while Natalie Ezzell added two assists to supplement Crystal River’s offensive charge.

The contest, especially during the first half, wasn’t as easy for the Pirates (9-6-1 overall) as the final score indicated. Crystal River dominated possession from whistle to whistle, but the team’s attack wasn’t very proficient. In fact, the Pirates peppered the Bears’ goal, but it was Central’s first attempt that gave the away team a 1-0 lead. more