The Raiders wasted no time starting where they left off, getting on the scoreboard in the 6th minute when Laura Barrett put home a goal on an assist from Aubrie Ciesynski. The shot went between the legs of a Wooster defender and Reed took the early 1-0 lead.
Reed continued to put the pressure on the Colts, adding another tally in the 12th minute on a cross from Barrett that Kennady Whitehead redirected into the back of the net.
Play remained in the Wooster end of the field as the Raiders dominated control of the ball. Reed missed on a number of close chances before Katelyn Raatz took a pass from Devin Switzer in the 34th minute and beat a diving Coalts goalkeeper, putting the ball just under the her arm and into the left corner of the goal, giving the Raiders the 3-0 advantage.
Reed closed out the first half with two more goals, each by Kristen Smith, with assists from Taylor Wiebke and Raatz, respectively. The goals gave Reed a 5-0 lead, which would prove to be the final score, into the intermission.
“The first half we were spot on,” Reed coach Jason Saville said. “We came out fired up and got some early goals and took some pressure off ourselves. The intensity was good. The movement of the ball was good. We had short passes, one-two touch, and a lot of movement off the ball. We had a lot of opportunities and we finished a lot of opportunities. That is how they moved the ball against Reno the second half the other night, so hopefully it’s something that we can roll into.”
The Raiders (2-2-1) will look to stay in the win column as they face off against McQueen Tuesday.
“The girls have to keep doing what they’re doing and not back off,” Saville said. “The defense played composed. The midfield had great vision and the forwards had great movement. It was a team win tonight. We are putting some pieces together. We got a tie and then two big league wins, and now we have to get two more next week and carry the momentum going into the second half of the season.”