The two teams played scoreless soccer for the first 15 minutes, but then Douglas broke the 0-0 deadlock with an unassisted goal by Kaitlyn Dry. Then, just seconds later, the Tigers made it 2-0 with a 16th minute goal by Ericka Arellano.
“We went after them in the first half,” Spanish Springs coach Mike Faker said. “We were trying something different since they’ve been wrecking people. We tried to give our outside backs a little help but then we didn’t go for 50-50 balls and didn’t seem to push up quick enough.”
The hosts then tacked on goals in the 30th and 32nd minutes thanks to goals by freshman Alex Von Schottenstein.
The four-goal margin remained at halftime and neither teams scored after the intermission.
“In the second half we went back to our normal formation and we were better,” Faker said. “We got to loose balls. We talked better. We played well in the second half ... Douglas is the best high school team I’ve seen here in recent memory. They are solid everywhere. They don’t have week spots and they have two or three kids that can score goals.”
Spanish Springs (4-5-2) returns to the soccer pitch Tuesday for a 5:30 p.m. home match against league rival McQueen.