Ricardo Camacho did the heavy lifting, scoring goals in the sixth and 20th minutes before Edwin Medina completed Moreland’s task in the 38th minute of the Cougars' 3-0 High Desert League win.
Victor Garcia assisted Camacho’s second goal and nearly added a goal of his own 30 seconds into the match.
After coasting to a 3-0 lead at the half, Moreland said he was 'knit picking' but would like his team to add a couple goals in the second half.
“I think we should have gone at them a little harder,” Moreland said. “I think the kids were satisfied though.”
Spanish Springs outshot North Valleys 13-2 and the commanding win allowed Moreland to give his already deep bench more playing time.
The Cougars improved to 9-0-1 with the win while North Valleys fell to 4-4-1.
Spanish Springs plays at Galena (5-2-1) Wednesday. The Grizzlies are tied for second place in the Sierra League.
•With a win over Reno Saturday, Reed would have moved into a third-place tie with North Valleys, which lost at Spanish Springs earlier. Instead, the Raiders remain in fifth place after falling 1-0 to the Huskies.
“These are the games we have to win,” Reed coach Joel Martinez said. “We’re starting to play as a team, starting to pass, starting to communicate a lot better but when it comes to finishing we can’t put the ball in the net.”
Reed was unable to take advantage of six one-on-one’s in the second half and fell to 3-5-1. Reno improved to 4-2-3.
The Huskies lone goal came in the 68th minute off a header on a corner kick. Despite scoring the lone goal of the match, Reno was out-shot 14-6 by the Raiders.
The push for the playoffs does not get any easier for the Raiders who play Sierra League-leading Carson (6-2-0) Wednesday and Hug (5-1-2) Friday.
“The season’s not over yet. We have a big week coming up,” said Martinez. “We win or we’re out pretty much.”