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Truckee soccer | Boys, girls sweep through crossover tournament

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Steve Puterski / Lahontan Valley NewsTruckee senior Fernando Rodriguez fights off a Spring Creek defender at the Division I-A tournament in Fallon on Saturday. Truckee won all four games it played by a margin of 31-0.
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The Truckee boys’ soccer team swept through the Division I-A crossover tournament in Fallon this past weekend in dominant fashion, outscoring its opposition 31-0.

The Wolverines, who improved to 7-1 on the season, started the tournament with a 14-0 rout against Battle Mountain on Friday. They went on to defeat Fallon 2-0, Spring Creek 8-0 and Fernley 7-0.

Ten different players scored against Battle Mountain, led by Rolando Zarate’s hat trick (three goals), while Nash McMullen contributed four assists and a goal. Truckee led 8-0 at the half.

Armando Diaz and Nacho Diaz scored two goals apiece, and Colten Roderigue and David Martinez each had two assists. Jose Sarabia, Fernando Rodriguez, Leo Villa, Jordan Fereira, Austin Simonpietri and Nico Kuyper each scored one goal.

Truckee made two first-half goals stand against Fallon. Ruben Diaz scored in the ninth minute assisted by McMullen, and Rodriguez scored in the 16th minute assisted by Roderigue.

The Wolverines struck twice in the fifth minute to take control early against Spring Creek, then buried five more goals before the half to put it away.

Rodriguez finished with two goals and two assists, and McMullen had two goals and one assist. Ruben Diaz, Sarabia, Villa and Simonpietri all contributed a goal.

Truckee again wasted little time jumping on Fernley, scoring in the fourth and sixth minutes before adding on with two more in the half and three more in the second. Ruben Diaz recorded two goals, while McMullen, Simonpietri, Villa and Nacho Diaz each had one. The Vaqueros also allowed an own goal.

The Truckee girls also swept through the crossover tournament with a 5-0 win over Battle Mountain, a 2-1 win over Fallon, a 1-0 win against Spring Creek and a 3-0 win against Fernley.

Against Battle Mountain, Karina Rivera put Truckee on the board with a goal just 1 minute, 17 seconds into the game. Emma Warren then scored the next three goals, two of which were assisted by Olivia Duner and Kaylee Neill, while Neill rounded out the scoring with a goal in just the 13th minute before the Wolverines played a possession game for the remainder of the contest. Paulina Thrasher preserved the shutout at goalie.

Truckee fell behind Fallon 1-0 early but recovered after a lightening delay to score two unanswered goals for the win. In the second half, Quinn Parker scored off of a pass from Lauren Huesby in the first minute. Neill then scored the go-ahead goal in the 55th minute off of a direct kick outside of the 18-yard line. Cassandra Sawyer played goalie.

The Spring Creek game was evenly matched the majority of the way, although in the 21st minute, Shelby Matthews launched a direct kick to Duner, who headed it toward Parker, who put the ball in for our only goal. Sawyer preserved the shutout at goalie.

Against Fernley, Duner hit a well-placed corner kick to Neill, who headed it in to break the ice. Neill scored another goal off of a pass from Warren in the 18th minute. In the 19th minute, Truckee regained possession at kickoff, allowing Neill to line Ashley Harris up with a beautiful pass to score the final goal. Thrasher was goalie.

UP NEXT: The Wolverines will host yet another crossover tournament, this time against the Ruby Mountain League, this Friday and Saturday between the Riverview Sports Park and at high school fields.


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