"The positive thing is twice we came back to tie the match. We didn't give up," Reed coach Jason Saville. "But I think the kids will look at their play and realize we left some points out on the field, points that could've helped us win."
Reed did get on the scoreboard first. The hosts grabbed a 1-0 edge just three minutes after the opening kick thanks to a goal by Katelyn Raatz. Aubrie Ciesynski contributed the assist.
Unfortunately for Reed, Reno scored the next two goals and forced the host Raiders to play catch-up the rest of the way. Still, Reed was up to the task. Danielle Uptain scored for Reed, on an assist by Vanessa Arzaluz at the 54-minute mark, pulling the Raiders into a 2-2 tie.
The deadlock did not last long. Reno (0-2-2) got a go-ahead goal three minutes later. The Huskies went up 3-2 at the 57-minute mark because they recorded a goal on a free kick from roughly 50 yards away from the goal.
However, the Raiders did not play dead after the Reno scoring ambush. Raatz racked up her second goal of the night when she scored in the 71st minute. Stephanie Kester gave away that assist.
"The opportunity for shots on goal were probably two-to-one for us," Saville said. "We had tap ins that didn't get tapped in. We started strong and had opportunities to put the game away but didn't do it."
Reed (2-1-1) will try to get a win Saturday when it travels to Wooster for a crossover league game against the Colts. First kick is scheduled for 1 p.m.