That didn’t happen. McQueen scored its first win of the fall campaign by beating Reed 4-1 at RHS in a High Desert League affair.
“It’s very frustrating,” Reed coach Jeff Valentine said. “My team played flat. Maybe two of our 11 guys on the field at any time were ready to go. They all looked asleep.
Dylan Valentine gave Reed a 1-0 lead when he scored five minutes into the match.
Unfortunately for the host Raiders, that’s all the offense they could muster in the lackluster outing.
McQueen tied the match at 1-1 in the 27th minute. They tacked on another goal in the 38th minute en route to snaring a 2-1 advantage at the intermission.
The visiting Lancers (1-5) tacked on insurance goals in the 55th and 78th minutes to account for the final 4-1 margin.
“It’s especially frustrating to lose that match at home,” Valentine said. “We need to cover our wins at home ... I told our guys after the match that when you walk through that gate, you have to be ready to play. We looked tired.”
Reed (3-3) is in action again Saturday when it plays a 1 p.m. match at Hug.