Truckee boys, girls soccer still rollin’
Both Truckee High soccer teams experienced unforeseen problems on a road trip to Spring Creek and Lowry this past weekend.
The games themselves turned out as expected, with the Truckee boys and girls winning handily against the two Northern 3A Sagebrush League opponents. It was the big, yellow school bus that created havoc Friday.
Less than an hour into the 6 1/2-hour ride, Truckee’s bus broke down in Boomtown. A mechanic drove out to fix it, but couldn’t, so another bus was sent out to take the teams to Spring Creek.
Arriving at 3:17 p.m. for the scheduled 3 p.m. girls’ game, the Wolverines were given just five minutes to warm up before kickoff.
It was all they needed, as the defending state champs rolled to a 4-1 win over the Spartans. The Truckee girls followed with a 6-1 win at Lowry on Saturday.
On the boys’ side, Truckee defeated Spring Creek 6-0 and Lowry 9-1.
Against Spring Creek, Kelsi Decker scored one of three first-half goals about five minutes into the game on an assist from Serena Dill.
Annika Deurlington scored next on an assist from Stephanie O’Neil in the ninth minute, and O’Neil followed with a header goal on a perfectly placed corner kick from Kaitlin Cocard in the 28th minute.
Mikaela Arnstein scored the fourth goal unassisted late in the second half.
Decker and O’Neil posted two goals apiece against Lowry, while Arnstein and Dill each scored once. O’Neil headed in her second goal on another corner-kick assist from Cocard. Decker, O’Neil and Arnstein also had assists in the game.
“Despite the exciting journey, we really played very well for both games and it was a good weekend,” said Truckee coach Amy Valdivia.
The Truckee girls are now 7-1 overall.
The Wolverines dominated possession in their shutout win over Spring Creek, firing 23 shots to the Spartans’ two.
Truckee sophomore Michael Brixey opened the scoring on an assist from Raul Cardenas in the first half, while Cardenas scored the second goal on an assist from Easel Grass to put the Wolverines up 2-0 at the break.
Brixey scored again early in the second half and Abel Islas put in a corner kick to give Truckee a 4-0 lead midway through the half. Senior Salvador Tejeda and Grass scored the final two goals for the Wolverines, who improved to 7-1 overall on the season.
Stats were not available for the Lowry game.
” The Elko Daily Free Press contributed to this report
The Truckee High soccer teams play league games at Incline today (Tuesday). The girls start at 3 p.m. and the boys at 5 p.m.
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