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Truckee boys beat Galena, girls draw

The Truckee High boys soccer team denied Galena its revenge, winning 2-1 in a non-league contest on the road Tuesday.

Truckee also defeated Galena, one of the top Northern 4A programs, 5-0 in the Seventh Annual Howell Memorial Preseason Tournament at Galena on Aug. 24-25.

“They came out pretty strong,” Tom Arnstein, head coach of the Wolverines, said of Galena. “But we were able to recover. It was a tough win, but it was a good win.”



The energized Grizzlies squad scored first about 22 minutes into the game. Truckee senior Al Virrey answered with a goal from the top of the 6-yard box, tying the score at 1-1 entering halftime.

With about 12 minutes remaining in the second half, Truckee junior Max Brixey found the back of the net to put the Wolverines in front for good.



The Wolverines improved to 11-1 overall and remain 5-1 in Northern 3A league play.

The Truckee High girls soccer team tied 2-2 with host Galena in a non-league game Tuesday.

Truckee junior Katie Dill scored both Wolverine goals. The first goal came on a through ball from Katy Stephens and the second on a cross from Stephanie O’Neil that Dill headed into the goal.

Senior goalkeeper Michelle Plapp collected nine saves while center midfielder Lauren O’Neil put constant pressure on the Grizzlies defense.

The Wolverines remain 5-0-1 in league.

The Wolverines play at Whittell on Oct. 2. The boys start at 2 p.m. and the girls at 4 p.m.


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