By Shyene Joubert, reporting intern
Reed nor Douglas scored a goal Wednesday, resulting in a scoreless tie in east Sparks.
Though the final score beamed with two zeros, countless shots on goals were made by both sides. Reed had an attempt to score early in the first half, but a collision snuffed the chance. Yellow cards and free kicks were as common as hot chocolate this match.
Reed coach Joel Martinez said his team had been practicing possession and control, as demonstrated in this draw. He also applauded Douglas’ defense, which was a challenging aspect of Wednesday’s contest. However, Reed matched its opponent and kept the game back and forth.
“We played our best of the year,” Martinez said. “There were two great opportunities in both halves we should’ve capitalized on. But we are improving little things every game.”
Milko Vasquez, the Tigers’ coach, described the game as “competitive” and said the game will prepare his team for upcoming league games.
“It was good to play them because we are about to start league,” Vasquez said. “Both teams kept the game pretty even and played honestly. I feel good about the match.”
Reed (2-1-1, 2-1-1) ventures to Galena this Saturday at 1 p.m.
Spanish Springs shuts out Damonte on road
By Kiley Diesner, reporting intern
Spanish Springs traveled to Damonte Wednesday night and defeated the Mustangs in a 2-0. It was the direct opposite of the team’s 2-0 loss against Carson in the last week.
The Cougars scored both of their goals in the first half of the game and played successful defense the entire second half.
Danny Vasquez, a junior midfielder, put the Cougs on the board in the 31st minute with a chip over the keeper’s head into the top-right corner of the goal. Four minutes later, another junior, Angel Lara, scored an insurance goal. The 2-0 lead held the rest of the match.
“We played more as a team tonight (as opposed to last week),” Spanish Springs head coach Winston Mora said. “We passed the ball a lot better, and I felt like our confidence was a lot better tonight.”
Oddly, the score of all four of the Cougars’ games so far has been 2-0, whether they have won or lost.
Next Spanish Springs (2-2-0, 2-2-0) will travel to Douglas Saturday. The Mustangs (1-3-1, 0-1-1) will host Hug, also on Saturday.
“We always look to win games, we don’t really try and figure out if the other team is really good or not,” Mora said. “We just play to the best of our abilities.”