Truckee soccer: Boys bumped from postseason by Elko
The defending state champs never quite hit their stride this season.
After and up and down league campaign, the third-seeded Truckee boys soccer team was eliminated from the postseason with a 2-1 loss to second-seeded Elko in the semifinal round of the Northern Division I-A regional tournament in Elko on Friday.
The Wolverines, who opened the tournament Thursday with a 3-0 quarterfinal win over sixth-seeded Spring Creek, posted a final record of 16-8-2 overall and 10-4-2 in league.
In the semifinal contest, Elko carried a 1-0 lead into the half before Truckee junior Manny Sarabia tied the score on a penalty kick in the 59th minute.
Near the end of regulation, however, Elko senior Richard Adomako settled a long pass by Jovany Meza and blasted a left-footed shot into the Truckee goal for the winning score.
The Wolverines fought for their playoff lives to even the score, but despite threatening on multiple occasions, it never came.
The Indians went on to lose to top-seeded Sparks, 5-4, in a shootout after playing to a scoreless tie in regulation.
In Truckee’s quarterfinal against Spring Creek, Sarabia put the Wolverines on the board with a goal in the 20th minute.
The Wolverines added two goals in the second frame — the first by Oscar Ingnez in the 42nd minute, and the other by Joel Garcia in the final minutes.
— Elko Daily Free Press Sports Editor Anthony Mori contributed to this report.