The Raiders scored on both sides of the half and pitched a shutout Tuesday night at home against Wooster, winning their second-straight contest, 2-0.
With the win the Raiders improved to 3-3-0, 3-3-0. Wooster fell to 3-4-1, 2-4-0.
“Listen, Wooster used to kind of be the laughing stock of that league (Sierra League). Even though they lost tonight, that’s a really good team,” Reed coach Jason Saville said. “We knew it wasn’t going to be a walk in the park.”
The Raiders finished 3-3 against Sierra League teams this fall after going 0-6 a season ago.
Saville harped on opportunities his Raiders missed throughout the game including in the first 30 seconds. Ali Miller didn’t miss her chance at the end of the first half. She hit a one timer from 25 yards out in the 36th minute to break a scoreless tie. Her rocket inside the far post and just under the crossbar was assisted by Taylor Anderson.
The 1-0 lead held through the remainder of the first half and early in the second half until Anderson won the battle for a through ball from Miller and spotted the Raiders an insurance tally in the 60th with a right-footer just inside the far post.
Saville said there remain numerous aspects to improve upon but wasn’t going to complain about goalie Kayla Kelly and his defense putting up a zero for the first time this season.
“I’ll take a zero all day,” Saville said.
Wooster’s best scoring chance came early, in the 25th minute, when Leslie Ramos rocketed a shot off the crossbar.
The Raiders will now play High Desert League teams the rest of the regular season, starting at McQueen Thursday at 3:30 p.m. The game was originally scheduled to be played Saturday but was moved up two days because of a shortage of referees.
Said Saville, “Hopefully we can keep it rolling.”
Spanish Springs shuts out Galena on the road
The Cougars rode two first-half goals Tuesday afternoon to a 2-0 road win at Galena over a quality Grizzly team.
With the victory, Spanish Springs evened its record at 3-3-0, 3-3-0 in the DI North. The Grizzlies fell to 3-4-1, 3-2-1 in league contests.
Makayla Long put the guests on the board first, in the 25th minute. Halley Morgan doubled the lead just before the half on a header with an assist from Bri Wood.
Spanish Springs will attempt to win its second straight Saturday morning at Hug. First touch is at 11 a.m.