Nature Coast Technical High School Varsity Girls Soccer won by an impressive 10 goals Monday night against the Zephyrhills High School Bulldogs. It was a special night off the field as well, as the Sharks were honoring their one lone senior on Senior Night. Senior Marina Augugliaro was honored on the night, after she honored her team and the crowd by hitting a hat trick. The game was called at half time via the mercy rule, but not before the Sharks netted 10 times. The scoring didn’t take long to start, in the very one sided game.
Sophomore Mia DeRonda opened the scoring before a whole minute managed to slip from the clock. After a ball played over the back line by sophomore Alexandrea Florkowski, DeRonda finished calmly past the GK, 1-0 NCT. Florkowski didn’t wait long to pick up her second assist to freshman Kennedy Weissman. Weissman took a 3rd minute pass and slammed home a shot past the GK, 2-0 NCT. The Sharks added another after Weissman picked out sophomore Riana McAdam in the box to smash home in the 11th minute, 3-0 NCT. Two minutes later Weissman picked up a very errant pass from a Bulldog defender and calmly stroked the ball past the GK, 4-0 NCT. Two more minutes and another goal, this time by sophomore Alani Morales. Morales picked up a cross by Augugliaro and finished superbly in the corner, 5-0 NCT. The Sharks were finally halted by the water break 5 minutes later, still creating many chances.
In the 25th minute, Morales snagged her second goal after a shot by freshman Haley D’Ambrosio clanked off the gloves of the GK right into Morales’ path, 6-0 NCT. In the 32nd minute, DeRonda scored a nice outside the box shot after picking up the ball from Florkowski, 7-0 NCT. A minute later, Augugliaro snagged her 5 minute hat trick. The first in the 33rd minute came after McAdam sent her right up the middle to score 1v1 with the GK, 8-0 NCT. The second came in the 34th minute from a DeRonda pass, which Augugliaro netted from 18 yards out, 9-0 NCT. The last goal came with 2 minutes left in the half. Augugliaro pounced on a loose ball in the box after a corner kick and slammed home the hat trick goal from 2 yards out, 10-0 NCT. The game died out from there as the halftime whistle sounded 2 minutes later.
Nature Coast picked up their second mercy rule win of the year, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since the 12-13 NCT team that made it to the regional finals. NCT improves to 7-2-1 overall and 6-2-1 in district play. Nature Coast returns to action on Tuesday night as they travel to Hudson HS in a non-district game.
Goals: Marina Augugliaro (3), Mia DeRonda (2), Kennedy Weissman (2), Alani Morales (2), Riana McAdam
Assists: Alexandrea Florkowski (3), Marina Augugliaro, Mia DeRonda, Kennedy Weissman, Riana McAdam, Haley D’Ambrosio
Saves: Alexa Kraus (0)