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Reed girls settle with tie at Manogue, boys pull out thriller
by Nathan Shoup
Sep 28, 2013 | 1071 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Judging by the two team’s records, one might have though the Reed girls soccer team (4-1-1) would walk away with a win Friday night at Bishop Manogue (1-5-1). But that’s why they play the games.

Bishop Manogue’s Erin Brosnan lofted a ball off the Raider goalie’s fingertips in the 50th minute to tie the game at 1-1 where the score would stay. Marin Zaccheo, who gave the Raider defense fits all day, assisted the tally.

Lindsay Marsh scored Reed’s lone goal of the match in the 32nd minute after a Raider free kick was knocked down by the Miner defensive line, leaving the ball to sit in the middle of the goal box. Marsh was the first to the ball and found the back of the net.

The Raiders also sent a shot that deflected off the near post in the first half.

“We knew that Manogue has had our number the last couple years and we knew it was going to be a physical match and it was,” coach Jason Saville said. “I think that if we would have been able to handle the physical play early on we could have adjusted better.”

Reed now sits at 4-1-2 and hosts Wooster Tuesday.

“They were first to balls and we weren’t,” Saville said. “We seemed a little slow tonight.”

The Reed boys had a little more luck Friday at Manogue than the girls.

Tied at 2-2 in the final minute, Adrian Lopez finished off his hat trick, beating the Manogue goalie on a counter attack to lift the Raiders to a 3-2 win

Lopez put the Raiders up 2-0 early in the game with goals in the 10th and 15th minutes before Manogue tied the game in the second half. Both of Lopez’s goals were assisted by Kevin McPartland.

Hobbled by injuries, coach Joel Martinez told his team captain he needed to perform. He did.

“We told Adrian as the team captain you have to find the back of the net and lead this team to victory,” Martinez said. “Although he is just a junior he has matured a lot over the last two or three months. He’s leading by example.”

The Raiders improved to 4-3-1 with the win and Martinez could not understate the significance of Lopez’s last-minute goal.

“We needed this as a team,” Martinez said. “We are a much better then what we have showed the last couple games but we’re improving on a lot of the areas we need to work on.”

Up next for Martinez and his squad is the undefeated Spanish Springs squad. The Raiders will make the quick drive up Pyramid Way Wednesday.

“We’re not going to be intimidated by them even though they’re undefeated,” Martinez said. “I expect it to be a great game. This is the ultimate rivalry between the two schools. I know coach Moreland has them prepared and we are going to be prepared too. May the best team win.”

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