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Boys’ soccer defeats Incline

Dan Savickas

The Truckee High School boys’ varsity soccer team came up with a big win against Incline High School on Thursday at Incline.

Scott Eberhardt wasted no time driving for the goal, working past his defender and firing a shot past the goalie for the first score of the game.

In the first half the Truckee defense allowed little room for the Incline offense to make passes. The Wolverine offense however had plenty of shots on goal in the first half.

Shane Collins found his goal as he worked the ball past and out hustled his defender and the goalie to put Truckee up by two. Eberhardt assisted Collins on the goal.

Incline found its first goal when Luis Delgadillo scored off Sergio Hernandez’s assist.

The game began to grow more and more physical as the minutes counted down.

Kevin Flynn and Forrest Platt came up with some big defensive plays in the last few minutes of the first half. The game began to balance itself out as Incline’s offense began to link passes together and earn shots at goal.

In the first minutes of the second half Timmy McDonald came up with an impressive goal of a header as the goalie tried to clear the ball. Truckee pulled ahead 3-1.

Incline would try and battle back with a nice goal by Cesar Bernal, but the Truckee defense proved to be too much.

Towards the end of the game the roles were reversed and Incline began to control the ball on offense, but they were unable to put the ball in the net.

The game continued to grow physical as Danny Rostad was ejected from the game with a red card. The call was made from a line judge on the opposite side of the field.

“Danny plays hard,” said Truckee coach Rob Curtis. “In doing so he inspires the team, I’m not going to tell him not to play hard.

Although the game was physical on both ends, the Truckee players drew the most cards.

Hernandez had a few key chances to tie the game for Incline, but the Truckee defense persevered to walk away with a 3-2 victory. Kyle Adams came up with some huge defensive plays in the last few minutes of the second half.

“There were a lot of swings in momentum,” Curtis said.

“Once again when it comes to the team coming together to fight a common cause they play as a team. It’s not always the best soccer, but they really come together as a team,” Curtis said.

On Saturday the Wolverines went on to defeat Lowry 4-1.

Sean Collins had the first goal to put the Wolverines up by one going in to the half.

In the second half Chris Pearson had two goals and Pamiro Aguilar had one. Scott Eberhardt had two assists.

“The first half we were feeling it out,” Curtis said. “In the second half we got organized.”

“Right now we still have a tendency to hold onto the ball too long. I’m looking for one and two touch passes to keep the defense off-guard,” he added.

“They (the team) understand we have to continue to improve, and they’re prepared to work hard,” Curtis said.


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