Tigers edge Raiders, 1-0
Some timely offense and defense helped the Douglas High girls soccer team overcome a formidable Reed team and adverse weather for a 1-0 victory Tuesday night in Sparks.
Peri Buck scored on a header in the 50th minute to account for the scoring and Payson Coverley came up with a late defensive play to preserve the Northern 4A cross-over win for Douglas (3-0-1 league, 4-1-1 overall).
Despite heavy rain through 15 minutes at the game’s outset, the Tigers controlled the tempo and played one of their best games of the season, according to coach Werner Christen.
“The ball movement and moving without the ball was some of best we have had all season,” Christen noted.
The Jason Saville-coached Raiders (1-2-1) have played better than their record shows, including a 9-1 loss three days before against Carson. On Sept. 6, the Raiders came away with a 1-1 tie at defending region tournament champion Bishop Manogue.
“My hat’s off to Jason and his team,” Christen said. “They fought hard after getting beat by Carson on Saturday.”
Buck scored off a cross from Alexa Moss 10 minutes into the second half to break up the scoreless duel.
Reed (1-2-1) mounted a furious attack the last five minutes and a save off the line from Coverley helped the Tigers preserve their 1-0 lead.
“The defense was fun to watch and I’m not talking about only the back line,” Christen said. “The midfield and forwards did a great job disrupting their flow.”
Douglas hosts Hug Saturday in another cross-over contest. The game is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
(Submitted by coach Rick Smith)
The Douglas Tigers girls JV futbol team moved to 4-0 for the season with a 2-1 win over Reed on Tuesday.
After a scoreless first half, with Douglas having the better of play and possession, the Tigers opened the scoring about 12 minutes into the second half on a shot by Vaneza Diaz from outside of the right-hand side of the box. Austin Zivkovic was credited with the assist. This was followed about eight minutes later by a header goal by Callie Weston off a cross from the right sideline by Diaz.
Reed got on the scoreboard on a low shot to the near post after a scramble in the box.
Strong defensive performances were turned in by Clarie Ingrey, Hailey Christensen, Sophia Bottino and Jess Cabrera to hold Reed scoreless after that.
Douglas received sold midfield play from Caitlyn Camara, Tess Sando, Hayley Killion and Dana Merriam.
All 23 Douglas players saw action in both halves.