The lady Raiders took the field against the Bulldogs of Monrovia to kickoff the 2016 season. Abby Downard had a strong showing, battling and shoving 2 goals in the back of the net, courtesy of great passes through by Leda Turpen, to get the game rolling. Monrovia battled back and put a goal in, but Downard answered again with another run to goal. The Bulldogs would answer one more time right before half making the score 3-2 at halftime. Downard would respond with 2 more second half goals, making the final score 5-2. Strong performances by Downard, Turpen, and Phoebe Schembre from the outside highlighted the night. Assists of night came from Turpen, Megan Kilar and Azul Aceves.
The Raiders are looking to build on their win as they head to Cascade Thursday evening at 5:30.