Reed (7-2-2, 7-1-1 High Desert League) started off with a bang, scoring in the fourth minute of the match. Kayla Gomer knocked a header into the net, thanks to an assist by Chandra Stimpson.
After that the Raiders slowed it down a little bit and neither team scored for the rest of the first half.
Reed coach Jason Saville said his team was passing and dribbling more than it should've been.
“We had 15 shots in the first half,” Saville said. “We probably should've had 25 to 30.”
The Raiders picked it up in the second half and the Gomer sisters went on a scoring frenzy.
Kelsey Gomer scored in the 43rd minute on an assist by Alissa Marshall. The ball bounced off of Hug's goalkeeper and Kelsey was able to save the rebound. She then flicked it into the back of the net.
In the 57th minute, Kayla Gomer got her second score of the game. She used her head again, this time on a corner kick taken by Jessie Eiting to give the Raiders a 3-0 lead.
Kelsey Gomer recorded her second goal on the night just two minutes after her sister. Karina Espinoza made a good attempt at a bicycle kick after a corner, but the shot was blocked by Hug's defense. Kelsey was in the right place and managed to pick up the loose ball for the final 4-0 margin.
Reed tallied 31 shots in the match and earned the shutout over the Hawks.
Saville said he was impressed by the toughness of the Hug squad, which didn't have a single sub.
“They were quick and physical,” he said. “They’re a good, strong, hard fighting team ... with only 11 girls, they kept fighting all the way.”
Reed goes to Spanish Springs (6-4 HDL) on Saturday at 1 p.m. Reed won the last time these squads met up, 2-0 last month. The two squads are still battling postseason seeding.
At the moment, Reed is in first place with a total of 22 points and Spanish Springs is battling for second with Reno. Spanish Springs currently has 18 points. Reno (5-2-2) has 17 points.
“They're speedy and tough,” Saville said about Spanish Springs. “We don't take anything for granted.”