By Shyene Joubert, reporting intern
Reed fell 4-1 at home to Douglas, the defending DI North champion, Tuesday night.
The loss dropped the Raiders to 1-3-1, 1-3-1 in the DI North.
Within the first seven minutes, Douglas’ McKenna Kynett scored back-to-back goals, securing an early lead that Reed never caught up to. For the remainder of the first half, the teams were clustered on Reed’s half of the field with numerous shots on goal by Douglas.
Alissa Holley of the Tigers picked up the fourth and final goal in the 48th minute.
“We played really well the first 25 minutes,” Douglas coach Werner Christen said. “It was an impressive start for us because Reed has a good, young team and are well-coached.”
Taylor Anderson scored Reed’s only goal of the night seven minutes into the second half.
Reed coach Jason Saville felt his team settled in after allowing the early goals.
“We haven’t beat Douglas in seven years, which had the girls intimidated for the first twenty minutes,” Saville said. “After that, the game was pretty even. But this time the score was too lopsided for us to get back.”
Reed heads to Galena on Saturday. First touch is at 11 a.m.
“The girls have taken a step forward every game and we’re proud of that,” Saville said. “We will continue to move forward.”
Spanish Springs escapes Damonte with 1-0 win
Freshman Taylor Gunther’s goal from 30 yards out at the end of the first half was enough to give Spanish Springs a 1-0 win at Damonte Ranch Tuesday night.
With the win, the Cougs improved to 2-2-0, 2-2-0 in the DI North. The Mustangs dropped to 1-5-0, 1-3-0.
Spanish Springs will attempt to win its second-straight DI North meeting Saturday morning at Douglas. First touch is at 11 a.m.