Reed sophomore Taylor Anderson had a hat trick and the Raiders picked up their first win of the season, 4-3, at home over Damonte Ranch on Saturday.
“This is just one small step and it’s a long season still,” Reed coach Jason Saville said. “Our side of the bracket seems to be struggling a little bit, so we needed to make sure that we kept even with everybody else.”
The Raiders trailed 3-2 before scoring the final two goals of the day to escape with the win.
Senior Kailey Salter suffered an injury in the win. Salter has been an all-league defender for the last three years.
Reed (1-2-1, 1-2-1) hosts Douglas tonight at 7 p.m.
Carson smacks Spanish Springs
By Kiley Diesner, reporting intern
The Cougars and Senators met Saturday at Spanish Springs where there was certainly no lack of goal scoring. Though Spanish Springs failed to get on the board in the first half,, the Cougars managed to score twice after the break in a 5-2 loss.
Carson led 2-0 at halftime, but in the 42nd minute, Spanish Springs senior Makayla Long cut the gap in half. Four minutes later, Carson scored once more and then another time in the 60th minute of the match. Senior Allie Lepori of Spanish Springs scored in the 63rd minute, but that was where the Cougars’ momentum ended.
“We definitely needed to get the midfield more controlled,” Long said. “A huge mistake we were making was not passing to feet.”
The Cougars (1-2-0) (1-2-0) travel to Damonte tonight. Carson (2-0-1) will travel to Hug.
“I don’t think the issue is tactical, I don’t think you can blame it on anybody, I think it’s just mental,” Spanish Springs coach Matt Faker said. “We’re just going to fix that mental stuff.”