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Truckee prep roundup: Wolverines fall short of regional titles, but advance to state tournament

Staff report

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee girls tennis team was outlasted by Fallon 10-9 in the 3A Northern Region finals Friday at the Reno Tennis Center.

Both teams tied after each of the three rounds to force the tiebreaker when Fallon won 5-1 to claim the school’s first-ever regional championship.

Despite the loss, the Wolverines puch their ticket to next week’s state tournament, as the top two teams from each region advance.

“When both teams play their best, we always end in a tiebreak,” said Truckee coach Henry Ryerson, whose team lost a 10-9 tiebreaker to Fallon last month. “They’ve been a tough team all season. Our team, we’ve surpassed any expectations. It’s been a rebuilding year.

“We knew there was potential for another tiebreaker. We were hoping for an upset here or there. We made improvement since the last meeting. I’m really proud of the girls and both teams for playing good tennis. You can’t win them all.”

The Lady Wolverines were strong in singles action, but struggled in doubles play to surrender their third loss — and second by a score of 10-9 — to the Lady Greenwave this season.

For Truckee, junior Rebecca Ziegler, Willis and Guerra each won two singles matches. The doubles teams of junior Kyle Greeno and senior Meghan Stokes, senior Emmy Downing and junior Sarah Jane Shaffer, and freshmen Engberg and Heath each won one match.

“We all played our best and it came down to the wire,” Ziegler said.

Truckee players are slated to compete in the individual state qualifying tournament Friday and Saturday at Tahoe Donner.

Boys tennis: Truckee falls to South Tahoe

The Truckee boys tennis team has only had trouble with one team this season: South Tahoe.

Such was the case again Friday, when the second-seeded Wolverines fell to the top-seeded Vikings 10-8 in the 3A Northern Region finals at the Reno Tennis Center.

The undefeated Vikings (12-0) have handed the Wolverines (9-3) all three of their losses this season.

Nevertheless, the Wolverines advance to state, as the top two teams move on to next week’s NIAA team tournament.

Truckee players are slated to compete in the individual state qualifying tournament Friday and Saturday at Tahoe Donner.

Volleyball: Truckee remains unbeaten in league play

The Truckee volleyball had little trouble with Fallon in a 3-1 victory Monday at Truckee High School.

The Wolverines ousted the Greenwave in scores of 25-22, 25-19, 21-25 and 25-22.

On Wednesday, Maia Dvoracek’s 11 kills helped lead Truckee to a swift 3-0 sweep (25-7, 25-10, 25-5) of Sparks at Sparks High School.

Kelly Cross added five kills for the Wolverines.

Kyleigh Hogland spun over a team-best eight aces. Stephanie Randall and Hayli Stewart added five aces each.

Jordan Brown and Shelby Gendreau had 10 set assists apiece.

Truckee (17-6, 10-0) squares off at Spring Creek on Friday.

Girls soccer: Wolverines blank Greewave

Ava Seelenfreund netted three goals, steering the Truckee girls soccer team to a 9-0 shutout of Fallon on Friday.

Both teams played hard, but Truckee’s offense was strong, and the Wolverines kept the ball on Fallon’s side of the field for most of the first half.

Truckee coach Kevin Nichols said his team moved the ball well and limited the Lady Wave’s chances at scoring. He also liked the Lady Wolverines’ offense and the pressure the girls put on the ball. He said they kept it moving well and away from the Fallon players.

“That’s the simplest thing you want to do, and I think we did that today,” said Nichols, whose team jump out to a 6-0 command at halftime.

Adding to Seelenfreund’s team-leading hat-trick, Truckee’s Zareli Villa scored two goals, and Chloe Murphy, Marley Simpson, Sophie Curtis and Amber Simonpietri tacked on one goal apiece.

Truckee goalkeepers Izzy Abarno and Elena Orozco had quiet outings in the net, as they faced just one shot-on-goal in the shutout.

Truckee (10-1, 9-0) hosts Sparks at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Boys soccer: Truckee topples Fallon, falls to Sparks

Manuel Sarabia provided the lone goal for the Truckee boys soccer team in its 5-1 loss to Sparks in 3A Northern League action Monday at Sparks High School.

The Wolverines trailed by a slim 2-1 count at halftime before getting outscored 3-0 in the second half.

Sarabia’s first-half goal came on an assist from Jose Gonzalez.

In the net, Truckee goalkeeper Jose Apolinar made five saves.

On Friday, the Wolverines breezed to a 9-0 shutout of Fallon at Truckee High School.

Truckee (9-3-3, 5-2-3) is back on the road Friday for a 4 p.m. clash with Spring Creek.