"We had good opportunities and weren't able to capitalize when we had them," Martinez said. "Defensively we played the best game all year but our keeper mishandled a couple balls and they found the back of the net.
"The score did not dictate how the game was at the end."
Outside of a 10th minute goal off a free kick, Martinez's squad played a solid first half on both sides of the ball.
"I think we started with great ball touch, control and communication," Martinez said.
Martinez said the game provided a valuable learning experience for his group and that his team will be ready for Reno the second time around.
RHS fell to 2-1, 0-1 in the HDL with the loss.
The Raiders host Hug on Saturday at 1 p.m.
∙Like Reed’s game with Reno, the final score of Spanish Spring’s game with North Valleys failed to paint an accurate picture of the game.
The Cougars knocked off North Valleys 2-1 Wednesday night to improve to 1-0-1, 1-0 in the High Desert League.
Victor Garcia scored his second goal of the game, the game winner, in the 78th minute off an assist from Johnathon Andrede.
“It was total domination,” coach Rob Moreland said. “We just couldn’t get the ball in the net.”
North Valleys scored on their lone shot of the game in the 63rd minute. The Cougars left a man unmarked on a corner kick allowing a header inside the far post.
Garcia scored the first goal of the game in the 41st minute off an assist from Edwin Medina before NVHS tied the game the game early in the second half.
“They’re a good team,” Moreland said. “They are going to give a lot of teams fits this year.
“We are starting to get better and that is all you can ask for.”
The Cougars play host to Reno Friday.