Sierra Soccer Club, Great Basin teams lead the pack
The spring season of the Sierra Soccer Club is coming to an end with the teams involved in playoffs in their respective divisions.
The two girls’ teams, the Avalanche (U-12) and Nitros (U-11) are first-year teams which have been involved in both league play and several very competitive tournaments this season.
The Avalanche sport a 2–4 record in the A Division of the Great Basin League, while the Nitros are second overall in the B Division this season at 4-3-1.
In the league playoffs, the Nitros won two games last Saturday, (6-0, 5-3) and will be first seed in their division at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at the Shadow Mountain field in Sparks.
The 11 goals in the playoffs were scored by seven different players: Samantha Saquella, Whitney Hardy, Christy Riva, Mia Perhacs, Amy Harris, Jamie Evans and Jessie Kautz.
The offensive work was supported by teamwork from Melissa Kleffman, Brittany Tollison, Natalie Singer, Breanna Wright, Cassie Denton, Alexandra O’Neil, Jamie McDonald and Jessica Robbins in staging a strong defense and moving the ball down the field for the scores.
In addition to the regular league games, the Nitros have traveled to Carson City and Davis for tournament play and have been accepted at the High Desert Classic in Carson City, the California Cup in Davis and are waiting to hear about acceptance at the Zephyr tournament, all of which will be played later this summer.
The Avalanche lost its first playoff game Saturday, but looked forward to the second game after press time Tuesday to determine the team’s final playoff position.
The team, including Cailtlin Atchley, Brandy Barna, Jenny Baker, Nikki Beck, Michelle Bergman, Alec Drew, Morgan Drew, Casey Fyfe, Camille Gannam, Emily Griesmer, Chenin Krieger-Maddalena, Lesly Lighthiser, Michelle Parker, Jessie Poulsen, Courtney Prouty, Andrea Rogiers and Racheal Wright, has participated in two tournaments in Carson City and San Francisco this spring and will travel to the High Desert Classic later this month.
In boys’ games, the U-16 Terminators won the Memorial Day Classic in Springfield, Ore.
Winning games 4-1, 5-0 and 4-3, the Terminators combined for 13 goals.
Individual stats follow: Tim McMillian (five goals, two assists), Jared Bower (three goals, one assist), Andrew Maller (two goals, three assists), Jimmy Blamire (one goal), Jason Waters (one goal, one assist), Chris Neelands (one goal, one assist), Eric Delgadillo (three assists), Mike Sahlman (one assist) and Wes Ebner (one assist).
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