Truckee soccer | Boys, girls win league games at Dayton
The Truckee boysand#8217; and girlsand#8217; soccer teams earned Sierra League wins at Dayton on Thursday, as the girls won 3-0 and the boys 5-1.
Truckee girlsand#8217; head coach Amy Valdivia said she was pleased to see her team play with heart, intensity and creativity while and#8220;playing complete soccerand#8221; for an entire game and#8211; something the Wolverines had yet to do this season, she said.
Serena Dill put the Wolverines on the board with a goal assisted by Kelsi Decker in the 12th minute. Shuana Day then gave Truckee a 2-0 lead when she scored off an assist from Claire Roberts just one minute later, and Day connected again, assisted by Dill, in the 40th minute to round out the scoring.
Valdivia said while the Dust Devils had some strong players up top, Truckeeand#8217;s defenders did a commendable job keeping them from getting anything going. Alex Mezger, who recently moved to the sweeper position, played particularly well, Valdivia said.
The Truckee girls improved to 5-0-1 in league. Dayton fell to 2-5.
In the boysand#8217; game, Truckee head coach Hernan Valdivia said the Wolverines got off to a slow start, allowing the Dust Devils to hold the game to a 1-1 tie at the half. Only Jose Sarabia scored for Truckee in the first half, recording an unassisted goal in the 25th minute.
and#8220;It was not the prettiest game in the first half,and#8221; Valdivia said. and#8220;We came out a little flat, which was disappointing because we had been on a roll. But we refocused and bounced back after the half.and#8221;
The Wolverines posted four goals in the final 40 minutes to run away with the win.
Michael Brixey scored unassisted in the 43rd minute, Nester Lopez scored on a penalty kick in the 63rd minute, Sarabia kicked in his second goal of the game off an assist from Ryan Reed in the 68th minute, and Jonathan Zarate ended the scoring with a goal assisted by Easel Grass in the 74th minute.
Truckee improved to 5-1 in league, while Dayton dropped to 0-6.
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