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Reed boys soccer upends Wooster with second half furry
by Nathan Shoup
Sep 19, 2013 | 875 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It certainly looked bleak for Reed, which hosted Wooster Wednesday night, but the Raiders scored three goals in the final 22 minutes to overcome a 2-0 deficit on a chilly night, winning 3-2.

Despite leading just 1-0 at the half, the speedy Wooster squad dominated early, playing nearly the entire first 40 minutes on Reed's side of the field.

Wooster's Jonathan Cuevas, a junior, added his second goal of the game in the 53rd minute with another laser.

Said coach Joel Martinez of Cuevas' play: "He's solid."

Martinez also had praise for the entire Wooster squad which was undefeated coming into the game.

"They are not to be taken lightly," Martinez said. "They are probably the best team we've played all year."

Falling into a 2-0 hole, Martinez made a formation shift to play with more possession, which led to the three consecutive goals.

Five minutes after Wooster's second goal, team captain Adrian Lopez snuck a shot inside the far post to cut the distance in half. Four minutes later, Lopez was tripped in the goal box by the Wooster goalie and was given a free kick from straight away, 20 yards out. Lopez's kick deflected off the cross bar and bounced once before fellow captain Anthony Chinchilla tied the game with a header.

In the 69th minute, Chinchilla was flattened by a Wooster defender in the goal box, giving Reed a penalty kick. The Wooster defender was given a yellow card.

Kevin McPartland buried the free kick in the top right corner of the goal which proved to be the game winner.

Because of a slew of injuries, Reed was left with only two players on its bench. Martinez told his squad Tuesday night that "this is their team" and he made the decision not to bring up any JV players.

The Raiders improved to 3-3 with the win and host North Valleys Wednesday.
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