Playing in the first home night game in school history, the Douglas girls' soccer team turned in one of its finest performances in recent years with an emphatic 2-0 win over Reno Tuesday night at Keith "Duke" Roman Field.
"The girls were pumped heading into the game," Douglas coach Lorraine Fitzhugh said. "You could just tell that they sensed it was a special night.
"It was a great result for us. The girls were very well prepared and they met all of our strategies. It wasn't an easy game, but they pulled through."
The teams battled through scoreless play most of the game before Ally Freitas broke through with an unassisted goal in the 73rd minute.
"She just ripped a shot into the net," Fitzhugh said. "It was a great goal."
With the one-goal lead, the Tigers' started sending the ball long trying to protect the late lead and a Lisa Christen clearing pass got through to Tianna Gregory who put Douglas up 2-0 in the 76th minute.
"Tianna was just scrapping in front of the goal and it paid off," Fitzhugh said.
Fitzhugh was impressed with Douglas' passing on the artificial turf, which played much faster than natural grass.
"We took control with our passing, just completing the triangles and filling holes," she said. "We found each other all night and knew we just had to be patient and keep the heat on."
Douglas goalie Jamie Greer recorded five saves to post her fourth consecutive shutout and her sixth of the season.
The Tigers also extended their home unbeaten streak to 13 games with the win.
"We're proud of this win but we're going to start preparing for the next game and look forward to what we'll see," Fitzhugh said.
Douglas travels to Damonte Ranch Saturday.