Sharks swim by Pirates

CRYSTAL RIVER — It was not the way the Crystal River girls soccer team wanted to start the new year.

The Pirates were thoroughly outplayed in a 5-0 loss Friday to Nature Coast Tech. The loss dropped Crystal River to 9-7-1 overall and ended a four game winning streak, and had head coach Bill Reyes questioning his team’s desire afterward.

As his players sat on the bench following the game, he told them, “The team I watched out there didn’t care. The team I watched doesn’t seem to care how their season ends.”

Pirates forward Christina Bresson agreed with the coach that her team wasn’t playing with heart, adding after he spoke, “I think we kind of took this game lightly.” more