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Boys’ Soccer: Douglas falls to Reed

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The Douglas boys’ soccer team suffered a setback against cross-league rival Reed Wednesday night, losing 3-2 in Minden.

Douglas, which upset Reed in the first round of the regional playoffs last season, matched the Raiders well early on and even held the edge in possession before the Raiders scored a breakaway goal in the 34th minute for the 1-0 lead.

The Tigers answered less than two minutes later when junior Daniel Calderon cracked a shot from the right side to the far post on the ground.

Reed took the lead for good on a sharp shot from the right in the 44th minute.

They added a goal in the 67th minute to get needed distance as Douglas’s Alex Torres answered with a goal in the 76th minute.

Junior goalkeeper Francisco Sanchez had a big game, coming up with a number of big saves down the stretch.

“He kept us in the game,” Douglas coach Milko Vasquez said. “This was his best game so far. He’ll have up days and have down days and that’s just part of the growing process.”