The Lightning struck early, with an unassisted goal by junior Kianna Vincent in the 13th minute. Lauren Murphy then connected with Kate Harkleford in the 27th minute for the game's second score.
Then the Hawks finally got on the board, scoring three unanswered goals from Sheridan Street, Alex Hamer and Jen Voyton. Callie Allen, Caitlin O'Brien and Voyton all had assists in the win.
"The Long Reach defense played a great game, let by marking backs Leah Jordan and Gillian Engelbrecht, and anchored by Rachel Kim," Lightning coach Erik Sandersen said. "River Hill has enormously talented players, and strings passes together well to build the attack. It was a great game."
River Hill improves to 5-0 in county play. Long Reach drops to 3-3.
Howard defeats visiting Wilde Lake 2-1
Senior captain Katie Cocozza scored within the first five minutes of the game. Christine Robinson had the assist.
Twenty minutes later, Wilde Lake tied it up with a Rachel Lazris goal.
With eight minutes left in the game, Sarah Cocozza connected with Sydney Mastalerz, who then sent a diagonal ball into the box. Nia Elbeck was able to beat the keeper for the score and the win.
Howard improves to 2-3 against county opponents. Wilde Lake falls to 3-1-1.
Glenelg gets first win of season, defeats visiting Atholton 1-0
Sydney Peirce scored, Elena Symmes had the assist and Lindsey Mazer tallied five saves for the Gladiators.
"It was a great game tonight," said Glenelg coach Maureen Hammond. "Before the game, I told the girls all we had to do was score one goal and then not let them score any. They were able to do just that. Hopefully, we will continue to improve and finish the season strong."
Glenelg imrpoves to 1-4 in the county, while Atholton drops to 2-3.