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Boys soccer roundup: Reed forced to settle for tie, Spanish Springs sneaks past Hug
by Tribune Staff
Sep 21, 2013 | 1474 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Reed never trailed Saturday afternoon at McQueen but was left to settle for a 3-3 tie to move to 3-2-1.

"It's better than a loss and we are slowly picking up momentum," coach Joel Martinez said. "We just have to capitalize. We have to finish with the lead and not give up late goals."

Fernando Martinez spotted the Raiders a 3-2 lead in the 73rd minute with an assist from Adrian Lopez but Reed only saw the lead disappear two minutes later.

Julio Cortez put Reed on the board first, in the fifth minute off an Anthony Chinchilla assist. McQueen responded with a goal of its own.

Kevin McPartland put Reed up 2-1 in the 56th minute, with Adrian Lopez passing out the assist only to once again see McQueen counter.

"It's definitely frustrating to have the lead throughout the game and they come and tie us," Martinez said. "We gave them the goals. We made mistakes on the defensive line and they just tapped it in.

"We didn't clear the balls and that's what came back and bit us."

The Raiders host North Valleys Wednesday.

•Jonathan Garcia scored in the 64th minute to give the Cougars a 2-1 High Desert League win at Hug Saturday afternoon.

Spanish Springs improved to 4-0-1 win.

"We played really well," coach Rob Moreland said. "We played like a team. We played hard. Hug is pretty good. They battled."

Jesus Garcia gave the Cougars a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute after driving home a penalty kick before Hug's Javier Monreal tied the match in the 58th minute.

Monreal's shot was Hug's first of the game and Hug managed to get just three shots off to Spanish Springs' eight.

"The midfield marked them really well. There was always two or three guys around the ball pressuring," Moreland said.

Spanish Springs is back at it Wednesday at home against McQueen.

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