The Cougars grinded out a 1-1 home draw against the Huskies on Saturday afternoon to maintain their first-place lead in the High Desert League.
Spanish Springs (11-3-2, 8-3-2) leads Reno (10-6-2, 7-4-2) by three points with three games left to play in the regular season.
After a scoreless first half, Ashley Pittard spotted the Cougs a 1-0 lead with 10 minutes left only for Reno to even the score minutes later on a corner kick.
Spanish Springs hosts McQueen on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Spring Creek gets past Sparks
By Jasmine Gutierrez, reporting intern
The Railroaders’ five-match winning streak came to a close on Saturday with a 4-3 home loss to Spring Creek
Sparks dropped to 8-6-2, 8-4-0 while Spring Creek improved to 6-9-0, 4-7-0.
“We thought we played really well,” Sparks coach Art Hurtado said. “The girls played strong and we were in the game.”
The Railroaders were down at the half 3-1 but snuck two goals in the second half.
Sparks’ Zahori Toledo tied the game 3-3 in the 64th minute but Spring Creek’s Linsey Bessert broke the tie with a penalty kick goal minutes later.
“I feel really confident (about making the playoffs),” Angie Hurtado, the daughter of coach Art Hurtado said. “Last time I checked Sparks hasn’t made playoffs. We’re doing what our slogan says, ‘Making history.’”
Sparks travels to Fallon on Wednesday afternoon.
Raiders sneak past Hawks
Hannah Anderson scored a hat trick to lead the Raiders to a 4-3 home win over Hug on Saturday.
Reed improved to 9-5-0, 8-5-0 Hug fell to 4-13 overall.
Syndee McGrath assisted Anderson in the 30th minute to score the first goal of the match. Erika Robtoy followed with a goal of her own five minutes later to push Reed’s lead to 2-0.
In the 57th minute, Hug’s Lesley Lopez maneuvered through Reed’s defense and snuck the Hawks within 2-1.
Then in the 68th minute, Ali Miller assisted Anderson’s second goal only for Hug to score two quick goals, tying the contest at 3-3.
In the 75th minute, Anderson scored her third goal of the match, the game winner.
“It was a good game, a very competitive game,” Hug coach Kara Housby said. “In the end we fell one goal short, but we were right there in it and sometimes it comes down to luck, but I thought it was a evenly matched game so I’m proud of them.”
Reed hosts North Valleys Tuesday night.