Reed girls soccer coach Jason Saville thought his squad was a little nervous heading into Tuesday’s season opener at home against Damonte Ranch.
If they were, they should have butterflies more often.
The Raiders (1-0, 1-0) scored four goals in the first 25 minutes and went on to roll, 6-2, over the Mustangs (1-4, 0-1).
“It was good to get ball in the back of the net early, then it was even better to score another one,” Saville said. “Then it was 3-0, 4-0.”
He said it was the first time Reed picked up three points in the opener in the better half of the last decade.
Junior Hannah Anderson played in role in four of the six goals. She finished with three assists and scored one of her own.
In the seventh minute, she assisted Taylor Anderson. In the 15th, she assisted Mikayla Farrow. In the 22nd, she put Reed up 3-0 with an assist from Sydnee McGrath. Two minutes later, Ashlee Saville helped McGrath stretch the lead to 4-0.
Damonte got on the board after McGrath’s goal and the score remained 4-1 going to the half.
The Mustangs added another goal two minutes into the second half to get within 4-2. McGrath immediately stretched the lead to three goals one minute later with her second goal of the night.
Hannah Anderson assisted Jacqueline Martinez in the 63rd minute for the final tally of the night.
Reed will take a week over before going to reigning regional champ, Bishop Manogue, next Tuesday.
“We haven’t beat Manogue in five or six years so we have to go and try to get a W and get off the schnide with them,” Savillle said. “We have to clean some things up this week then we’ll be ready to go.”
Spanish Springs blanked in opener
The Cougars’ High Desert League title defense started on Tuesday night with a 2-0 home loss to Wooster.
Michelle Werdenn put the Colts up 1-0 in the 30th minute and Lauren Van Dorn added an insurance goal four minutes later.
Spanish Springs (0-1, 0-1) will try to pick up its first points of the season next Tuesday at Carson.