Truckee soccer | Wolverines to host opening playoff rounds Wednesday
November 1, 2010
Both Truckee soccer teams defeated Dayton to end the regular season Thursday.
Truckee’s girls, which routed the visiting Dust Devils 7-0, will enter the Northern 3A Regional Tournament as the No. 1 seed from the Sierra League, at 11-0-1. The top seed comes with homefield advantage for the Wolverines’ opener against fourth-seeded Fernley of the Humboldt League on Wednesday at 1 p.m.
Truckee’s boys will enter the postseason as the Sierra League’s No. 2 seed, at 9-3, and will host third-seeded Lowry (11-5-0) of the Humboldt League on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
The regional tournament then moves to Churchill County High School (Fallon) on Friday and Saturday. The top three seeds advance to the state tournament, which is scheduled for Nov. 12-13 in Mesquite. Go to the NIAA website at http://www.niaa.com to view complete playoff brackets.
In the girls’ win Thursday, Truckee coach Amy Valdivia said the Wolverines looked sharp in their final match before playoffs.
and#8220;It was a really strong end of the regular season for us,and#8221; she said. and#8220;Our possession was spot-on, with most of our passes being either one- or two-touch.and#8221;
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Six Truckee players scored in the rout, with Ali Haines opening the scoring with a goal in the ninth minute assisted by Kelsi Decker. Shauna Day scored next in the 36th minute off an assist from Claire Roberts, giving Truckee a 2-0 lead at the half.
In the second half, Decker scored the first of her two goals by heading in a corner kick from Kelsey Porter in the 47th minute. Kennedy Power followed with a goal assisted by Day in the 51st minute, and Decker made the score 5-0 with an unassisted goal just two minutes later.
Kali Fallow pushed the lead to 6-0 in the 67th minute, and Roberts rounded out the scoring with a goal assisted by Sierra Castillo a minute and a half later.
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