Wasting little time getting on the scoreboard, the Raiders put their offense on display early and often in the first half.
Two minutes after the match started Angie Pastor assisted Katelyn Raatz as she put the ball into the back of the net for a 1-0 RHS advantage.
In the 13th minute, Reed was back in action as Aubrie Ciesynski put home a goal with an assist from Raatz. Raatz tallied her second mark of the contest in the 21st minute with more help from Pastor as a deep ball into Wooster territory bounced over the Colts defenders and to an awaiting Raatz who then beat the keeper for a 3-0 lead. Danielle Uptain capped off the scoring for the Raiders as she corralled a corner kick from Hannah McCollum and chipped in a goal over the Wooster goalie in the 30th minute to give Reed a 4-0 edge.
“As much as we were scoring, I thought we could have connected more passes,” Reed coach Jason Saville said. “No disrespect to Wooster, but I think the girls sometimes have trouble playing games where they mentally go into games thinking they’re going to win already. There’s just not that sense of urgency we needed to. Although the scoring doesn’t show it, there were more opportunities that we didn’t capitalize on. You don’t need to come in and beat teams 10-0 though. We came in and got the job done and got some kids to play that don’t normally get to.”
Reed (3-1-1) will face off against McQueen on Tuesday at Reed with the match set for 7 p.m.
“They need to bring their intensity and their confidence and they need to bring their simplicity on Tuesday” Saville said about the game against the Lancers. “They need to look to posses and connect. It can’t be this direct game that they sometimes get themselves into when they’re playing weaker opponents. They need to maintain possession and make the other teamwork and when we have opportunities, that’s when we need to take advantage of it and finish the shots that we have.
“Hopefully we can shut them down. They have three really good, world-class players on that team. We’re going to have to be careful of them and hope that we’re going to be better on the night than they are."
On Friday the Reed boys soccer team looked to salvage its week with a win against Wooster after dropping a pair of one-goal contests to Reno and Hug earlier. Unfortunately for the Blue and Gold, the hosts Colts were not in a cooperating mood.
Wooster put two goals into the back of Reed’s net in the first half to grab a 2-0 lead at the intermission. Both sides then traded a goal in the second half en route to a 3-1 victory for the Colts, resulting in the third dropped contest of the week for the Raiders. Julio Cortez scored the lone Raiders’ goal.
“I don’t think there has been a team that has beat us because they’re a better team,” Reed coach Joel Martinez said. “I think we’ve beaten ourselves every game this year, especially these past three. It’s been our mistakes. It’s just missed opportunities and a lack of finishing. I think we’re up there though and I think we’re going to be up there at the end of the season.
“We just have to focus. I told these boys to go home and look at themselves in the mirror and ask themselves “How bad do you want it?’ I’m still confident in these guys.”
Reed (1-3-1) will look to end its losing streak against McQueen at home Wednesday. The match is set to start at 7 p.m.