Reservoir traveled to Glenelg Monday, picking up a lopsided 4-0 victory over the Gladiators thanks to Keri Rager’s impressive performance.
The senior collected two goals and an assist for Reservoir, which improved to 1-1 in county play on the year.
“She’s a workhorse,” said Reservoir coach Josh Sullivan about Rager after the game. “She’s a great force up there. She does whatever she needs to get it done.”
Sullivan was proud of his squad, which hadn’t played in six days after losing a nail-biter to River Hill on Sept. 10.
“It was definitely just a great game,” he said. “It’s one that you hope to bottle up and relive a couple of times.”
The Gators’ first strike came 15 minutes into the match, as Darci Fehr netted a perfectly placed Tara Thompson cross.
Then, with eight minutes remaining in the half, Rager struck for her first score of the game.
Thompson added another goal for the Gators.
The game was originally scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12, but Mother Nature had other plans. Then, a scheduling conflict forced the contest to be played at Glenelg High School, even though Reservoir was originally the home team.
Gladiators coach Maureen Hammond said her team had trouble keeping up with Reservoir’s pace, as well as avoiding penalties.
“We had a difficult time getting past their defense and not being called offside,” she said of her team, which falls to 0-2 with the loss.
Sullivan spoke highly of Glenelg, calling the Gladiators a “tough team” that is expected to play some good games this season.
However, everything came together for the Gators in this matchup, and Sullivan said he couldn't be more proud.
“As a coach, you really couldn’t find any holes or mistakes for us out there,” he said.
Lindsay Mazer had five saves for Glenelg, which was able to land just nine shots to Reservoir’s 16.
Visiting Glenelg Country defeats Indian Creek 8-3
Deja Hursey continues to have a fast start to the season, and Monday's 8-3 rout of Indian Creek was no exception.
Hursey racked up two more goals and two assists in the Dragons’, brining her season total up to six scores in just three games.
Catelyn Gamble and Chloe Lewis each had two more goals. Kiersten Moore and Alex Sawim also scored. Kara Barnes and Jasmine Garcia also got in on the fun, collecting one assist each.
Glenelg Country improves to 3-0 on the season, and 2-0 in conference play.
Karli Lawrence had seven saves for the Dragons.