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Truckee soccer: Girls take down league foes on road; boys fall to Elko

Staff report

The Truckee girls soccer team kept its undefeated league record intact with wins at Spring Creek, 2-1, and Elko, 6-0, this past weekend.

The Wolverines, at 4-0 in the Northern Division I-A (5-4 overall), are in first place ahead of defending champion South Tahoe, which is 3-0-1 after playing Fallon to a scoreless draw on Saturday.

The Spartans (1-3 league, 3-4 overall) struck first in Friday's game on a penalty kick in the 20th minute. Truckee junior Zareli Villa evened the score seven minutes later with a goal assisted by Ava Seelenfreund.

Seelenfreund also assisted Truckee's go-ahead goal by Olivia Vigano in the 60th minute.

Truckee scored three first-half goals against the Indians (1-3, 4-8) en route to the shutout win. Villa put the visitors on the board with a goal assisted by Chloe Murphy six minutes into the contest.

Amber Simonpietri scored on an assist by Seelenfreund in the 14th minute, and Sophie Warren extended the lead to 3-0 with a PK in the 36th minute.

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Vigano got in on the scoring with a goal assisted by Warren in the 44th minute. Villa scored her second goal, assisted by Heather Pendleton, in the 56th minute, and Simonpietri rounded out the score with an assist from Natalie Seelenfreund in the 66th minute.

Truckee's JV girls also won both games, 8-0 over Spring Creek and 5-1 against Elko.

Ava Stokes scored five goals in the Spring Creek game, while Daphne Lezo, Jenny Martinez and Megan Flynn added a goal apiece, and Flynn and Bridgette Abel both had two assists.

Stokes and Tati Klenk each had two goals against the Indians.

Boys split

After defeating Spring Creek 4-0 at home Friday, the Truckee boys dropped their second league game of the season, 2-1, to visiting Elko on Saturday.

Truckee coach Casey Eberhardt said the Wolverines (2-2, 6-5) did not play their best game against the Indians (2-1-1, 6-4-1).

Competing without Kyle Nicley and Max Krengal, both of whom were injured in the Spring Creek game, Truckee took a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute on a goal by Manny Sarabia, assisted by Joel Garcia.

Although the hosts controlled possession throughout much of the contest, they could not muster another goal. Elko took advantage, scoring the tying goal in the 70th minute and the go-ahead score in the 77th minute to steal the victory.

"We are looking to have this loss be a wake-up call that we have to get better in order to go for a second state championship," Eberhardt said.

Against the Spartans (0-3-1, 2-6-2), Truckee scored two goals in the first 10 minutes to take control. Alex Lopez scored both goals in the third and seventh minutes, both assisted by Sarabia.

Jose Gonzalez extended the lead to 3-0 off an assist by Charles Blanc, and Sarabia converted a penalty kick in the 70th minute after Garcia was taken down in the box.

Sparks is the only remaining undefeated team in league, at 4-0.

Up next

Truckee’s girls are scheduled to host Fernley on Wednesday and Dayton on Friday, both at 5 p.m. Truckee’s boys are scheduled to play at Fernley on Wednesday and at Dayton on Friday.