‘Thunder and Lightning’ strike twice

In a game started in 79-degree temperatures at Spring Hill’s Booster Stadium, a stone’s throw from a community that relishes the Yankees – Nature Coast (13-2-1 overall, 5-1-1 county) appeared in the driver’s seat against archrival Springstead (14-3-1 overall, 7-0-1 county).

The two teams had met earlier in the season in Brooksville settling for a scoreless draw.

That pattern continued until 58:00, when a Zavana Schmit pass led to freshman Chelsea Reid’s biggest goal of the season.

Going one-on-one against Eagle senior goalie Emma Betters, Reid juked her en route to depositing her third goal of the season in the back of the net, snapping a tense scoreless tie. more