Soccer teams post winning week
The Truckee High School boys’ varsity soccer team beat Bishop Manogue 4-1 in the most physical battle the Wolverines have faced all season.
The Wolverines fell behind in the opening minutes when Manogue scored the first goal.
Truckee’s Chris Pearson was quick to respond, and the Wolverines tied the game 1-1.
Truckee demonstrated good passing on Manogue’s small field. Timmy McDonald and Kevin Waters put solid pressure on the goal while Kyle Adams, Matt Freeman and Forrest Platt helped goalie Clayton Bena fend off any Manogue shots on goal.
At half time the score remained tied.
In the second half, Bena had some of his most solid saves all year.
Danny Rostad had great foot-work to dribble around defenders and find Scott Eberhardt driving to the goal. Eberhardt drove and shot at goal, where the Manogue goalie saved the ball before throwing an elbow, trying to behead Eberhardt. Both players were given yellow cards.
The Wolverine’s kept the ball in their offensive zone, but the small field caused congestion, hampering the ability to get clear shots on goal.
Adams showed strong defense to keep the ball in Truckee’s offensive zone. Manogue had a tough time getting past him as he held mid-field.
Eberhardt made a great pass to McDonald, who spun 180 degrees around two defenders and nailed the ball into the upper corner of the net.
On defense, Remy Denton showed great hustle and good coverage.
Ramiro Aguilar sent a shot at goal which bounced off the goalies chest, and proceeded to roll into the net off of back spin. The Wolverines led Manogue 3-1.
On the opposite end of the field, Bena had a huge diving save.
Waters continued to have good shots on goal while Adams nearly sank a shot from mid field.
The Wolverines Kevin Flynn scored the last goal of the game off an assist by Matt Freeman to win 4-1. Truckee scored another goal, but chose not to except it because a Manogue player was down on the field.
“It was good for us to come out and find ourselves behind,” said head coach Rob Curtis. “It’s good for us to play the roll of the team that has to come back.”
“They (the Wolverines) don’t back down in the face of physical play and they kept their composure.”
The Truckee High School girls’ varsity soccer team had another huge victory over Manogue, 8-0, on Thursday at Manogue.
In the first minute of the game, Caitlin Holman scored off a kick off. The Wolverines dominated offensively with great passing and solid shots on goal.
Camille Gannam wasted no time driving to the goal and sending the ball into the left side of the goal for another score.
Sara Grossman scored of a penalty kick to put the Wolverines up by three.
In the second half, there was more Truckee domination. The Wolverines worked the ball in and out of the defense, waiting for a good pass and the perfect shot.
Mimi Precit scored on another penalty kick. Jenna Lowrance sent a shot at goal that bounced off the goalie. Nicole Cardinali charged the net and sent the rebound from Lowrance’s shot into the back of the net. The Wolverines led by 5.
Whitney Hardy sent a perfect pass to Gannam for Gannam’s only goal of the game and a six-point lead.
Melissa Kleffman scored on another penalty kick, and scored again on the next play when she sent a rebound into the net.
“I challenged them to put themselves under pressure because I knew Manogue couldn’t do it. If we have time, we pick people apart, pass well and play well,” said head coach Kyle Adams.
Junior varsity boys
The Truckee High School boys’ junior varsity soccer team took first place out of 12 teams in the division one frosh tournament in Fairfield at Armijo High School on Saturday.
In the first game, Truckee beat Benecia High School 2-0 – after a red card in the first half forced them to play one player short. Goals were scored by Sean Stewart and Scott Eberhardt.
Truckee tied their second game against Dixon High School, 1-1. Chris Pearson scored the Wolverine’s goal.
In the semi-finals, Truckee came up with a 2-0 win over Pioneer High School. Austin Lynch and Pearson scored for the Wolverines.
In the championship game, Truckee beat the Vacaville Bulldogs 2-0. Lynch sank both goals for the Wolverines.
Eric Newland and Salomon Sanchez kept a clean goal for the Wolverines. Eric Ditta, Casey Haskell, Scott Kelly, Greg Pearson and Sean Collin kept Truckee on the attack throughout all four games with strong pressure on the opposition’s goal.
The Wolverine’s defense put forth a solid performance with Josh Benge, Sean Stewart, Steve Whitten, Spencer Wood and Kevin Flynn charging their opponent’s offensive players.
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