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Truckee soccer: Boys bumped from postseason by Elko

Staff report

The defending state champs never quite hit their stride this season.

After and up and down league campaign, the third-seeded Truckee boys soccer team was eliminated from the postseason with a 2-1 loss to second-seeded Elko in the semifinal round of the Northern Division I-A regional tournament in Elko on Friday.

The Wolverines, who opened the tournament Thursday with a 3-0 quarterfinal win over sixth-seeded Spring Creek, posted a final record of 16-8-2 overall and 10-4-2 in league.

In the semifinal contest, Elko carried a 1-0 lead into the half before Truckee junior Manny Sarabia tied the score on a penalty kick in the 59th minute.

Near the end of regulation, however, Elko senior Richard Adomako settled a long pass by Jovany Meza and blasted a left-footed shot into the Truckee goal for the winning score.

The Wolverines fought for their playoff lives to even the score, but despite threatening on multiple occasions, it never came.

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The Indians went on to lose to top-seeded Sparks, 5-4, in a shootout after playing to a scoreless tie in regulation.

In Truckee's quarterfinal against Spring Creek, Sarabia put the Wolverines on the board with a goal in the 20th minute.

The Wolverines added two goals in the second frame — the first by Oscar Ingnez in the 42nd minute, and the other by Joel Garcia in the final minutes.

— Elko Daily Free Press Sports Editor Anthony Mori contributed to this report.