By Shyene Joubert, reporting intern
The Raiders picked up their third straight win Thursday afternoon with a 3-1 victory at McQueen.
With the win, Reed improved to 4-3-0, 4-3-0 in the DI North. The Lancers fell to 3-6, 2-6.
But Reed’s Taylor Anderson got the ball rolling—pun intended—in the 19th minute with the first goal, assisted by Ashen Mindnich.
The Raiders played the majority of the first half on the Lancers’ side of the field, which earned them two more goals—one more before the half. Brianna Rosemark assisted Bailey Sambrano in the 35th minute, and Taylor Anderson dished to Hannah Anderson with their final goal of the game—three minutes into the second half.
“This game was super physical with collisions and dirty playing,” Sambrano said. “I’m excited [since this is my final year]. We started rough, but we are getting better.”
Reed coach Jason Saville said he was proud the way his team is playing. He said the team goal was to score three times. Goal accomplished.
“We knew this game would be tough, and it was a good victory,” Saville said. “We expect the best. I think we capitalized on goals, especially since we had two in our back pocket with McQueen pressing us the second half.”
Following halftime, McQueen appeared rejuvenated and had several close shots on goal. Sarah Higgins successfully made their team’s first goal in the 49th minute.
“We are a young team—we have two freshmen and four sophomores in our starting line-up,” McQueen coach Tony Filicchia said. “Though we have strong underclassmen, we play inconsistently, and did not play our best today. We’ll do better the next time we face Reed.”
Reed goes on the road next Tuesday to play Hug at 7 p.m.