By Jasmine Gutierrez, reporting intern
Spanish Springs settled for a 3-3 tie at Reno on Wednesday afternoon.
The Cougars moved to 2-3-3, 2-3-3 in the DI North after tying Hug, 1-1, on Saturday. Reno moved to 2-6-2, 1-5-2.
“I felt like the first half we didn’t play well at all,” Spanish Springs coach Winston Mora said. “Second half we came strong as it showed we scored three goals. I thought we did well.”
The Cougars were down at the half, 1-0, before breaking even two minutes into the second half with a goal from Court Diesner, and minutes later with another goal from Daniel Vazquez to take a 2-1 lead..
“Overall we played well,” Vazquez said. “We created some opportunities, and our passing was good.”
Austin Fuller gave Spanish Springs its second lead of the night, 3-2, with goal in the 72nd minute, only for the Huskies’ Sergio Lopez to knot the contest for good minutes later.
Francisco Guerra who put the Huskies in front early, in the 17th minute, also scored Reno’s second goal on the 55th minute of the game that tied the meeting at 2-2.
“I think precise passing is probably what we need to work on and more shots going through,” Mora said.
The Cougars travel to McQueen on Saturday.
Raiders fall on the road, 3-1
By Ty Pimienta, reporting intern
The Raiders fell 3-1 at Hug on Wednesday night.
Reed fell to 2-5-1, 2-5-1 in the DI North. Hug improved to 8-4-2, 4-3-1.
“Well, for the whole team really, they all have a lot of conditioning and they don’t stop”, Hug coach Ralph Renteria said. “You are going to see the last 20 minutes of the game, we are still running. If we are not running, we are not in there.”
In the first ten minutes of the second half, the Hawks’ conditioning showed as they sprinted down the field to grab a commanding 2-0 lead.
For the rest of the match, Hug defended its home field, keeping the ball in control.
“Good performance, I mean we started slow, I would like to have us to have a little bit more communication going in there. But, we picked it up”, Renteria said.
Although the Raiders had a tough time during the majority of the match, junior Dayton Farrow scored on a penalty kick in the 72nd minute for Reed’s lone goal. It was Farrow’s fourth-straight contest with at least one goal.
“Offensively, we couldn’t score and that’s always going to be a challenge”, Reed coach Joel Martinez said. “I mean, we can play a great game, but if we can’t score the opportunities that we have during the game, all they need is one goal and that’s what the scoreboard at the end says. We are on the losing end and they are on the winning end.”
The Raiders try to get back in the win column Saturday at North Valleys at 1 p.m.