“I thought today we really slowed the ball down and passed with a purpose,” Reed coach Jason Saville said. “We weren’t just kicking the ball. We were passing the ball. We moved it well up front.”
It didn’t take long for Reed to break the scoreless tie against North Valleys (2-7). Eleven minutes into the match, Kennady Whitehead took an assist from Lora Wagener and scored the first goal of the match.
Three minutes later, the score was 2-0 when Raiders forward Taylor Ryckebosch scored with a Jessie Eiting assist.
Ryckebosch tallied her second goal of the match just before halftime. At the 37-minute mark, she scored on a Whitehead assist.
Reed tacked on another goal after the intermission. Eiting found the scoring column after Katelyn Raatz provided the assist.
“I’m proud of the way we built up play through the field. And it was 4-0, but it could’ve been seven or eight,” Saville said. “We can’t miss open nets. If we’re going to beat good teams, we have to finish. You’re not going to get that many opportunities against good teams. You have to make the most of the ones you do get.”
Reed returns to the soccer pitch for a rematch with cross-town rival Spanish Springs. The teams tied in their previous meeting last month. First kick Tuesday is set for 5:30 p.m. at SSHS.
- Spanish Springs 3, Hug 0 -
At Hug, Spanish Springs picked up a 3-0 road win and improved to 7-1-2 in league play this fall.
Bianca Hansen scored first for Spanish Springs, putting the Cougars up 1-0 in the 38th minute after getting an assist from Morgan Allen.
In the 56th minute, Megan Evans took another Allen assist and scored for the Cougars. Spanish Springs got its last goal when Evans put up an unassisted goal in the 68th minute.
“We always struggle against Hug for some reason,” Spanish Springs coach Mike Faker said. “It seems like a lot of other teams beat them 8-0 or so and then we get them 3-0. We just have a little struggle with people that play kickball. They took us out of our game for awhile, but once we got going, we were fine.”