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Springstead dominated Hernando with sharp passes and consistent ball control in a 3-0 win.

Springstead took an early lead early when Peter Miceli and Kris Baker each scored in the first half.

The Eagles communicated and pass well throughout the game.

"The important thing was to keep control of the ball," Springstead coach Sal Calabrese said.

"I told my boys, if we had the ball for 70 of the 80 minutes we'd beat them regardless, and I think we kept control for about 65 minutes."

The ball stayed in Springstead's possession late in the game, and Steve Sullivan scored in the second half.

"I felt so lucky when that shot went in," Sullivan said.

"It was an incredible feeling to win this game."

Hernando, which struggled to control the ball, could only express its frustration.

"We've been playing poorly in practice," Hernando coach Tony Miziko said. "Our hearts and heads just aren't there.

"Our heads were down the entire game. Our passes weren't crisp, and we just kept passing to blue (jerseys)."

In the end, Springstead's skill and unity won out.

"That's what we aim for,'' Calabrese said, "to play as a team."