Truckee lacrosse records win
The 2025 General Plan for Truckee may have over looked this, but there is something booming in the area, and it is not a new housing project.Lacrosse has arrived in the Sierra Nevada, and it has found a home in Truckee. A Truckee Donner Recreation & Parks District program started five years ago by Head Coach Paul Cowie and Team Manager Tom Allen has officially blossomed with more than 90 kids in the youth and high school level programs. Truckee, along with Reno, is part of a strong local rise in lacrosse participation. Statewide, California is seeing the sport take hold with a Major League Lacrosse team now present in San Francisco. Its only a matter of time before California is a powerhouse in lacrosse. Truckee Lacrosse made its first step in that direction on Friday.Playing host to visiting Damonte Ranch, Truckee Lacrosse recorded it first win of the season 12-6 in resounding fashion, bouncing back after a tough loss on Wednesday to the Reno High Sierra Huskies 12-2. Truckee broke a 4-4 halftime tie to erupt in the third quarter with goals from Matt Rabow (2), Cooper Doos, (2), Alex Carlson, Kevin Kellyand defender Ryan Newland to take a commanding 11-5 lead. Newlands goal was the first scored by Truckee defender ever. Kevin Cowie put the finishing touches on a 12-6 win with a laser from just inside the restraining box, (For you lacrosse newbies, thats pretty far!). Goalie Morgan Walters turned in another stellar performance with seven saves. Will Kanellos picked up the first assist of his young lacrosse career on a beautiful groundball, which he carried the length of the field and fed Rabow for a powerful bounce shot in the third quarter. All in all a total team effort from all 23 players helped propel Truckee to a big second half win. The fun continued in an extra quarter, where Truckee piled up six more goals, including firsts for attackman Ryan Cowie and midfielder Scott Koper. Truckee hopes to continue its winning ways next week versus the undefeated Spanish Springs. Truckees next home game will be held May 30. A golf benefit is also being held on June 10 at Northstar to help support youth sports in Truckee. Lacrosse can use your support! For all those out there on Friday, thanks for the support see you on may 30.
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