Truckee soccer | Boys sweep past Ruby Mountain League
TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The Truckee boys improved to 10-1 on the year after handily sweeping through a crossover tournament against three Division I-A schools from the Ruby Mountain League this past weekend.
The Wolverines outscored their opponents 13-0 in the three home games, beating Elko 4-0, Lowry 7-0 and Spring Creek 2-0.
Facing Elko at River View Sports Park on Friday, Truckee wasted little time setting the tone, as Colten Roderigue buried a goal in the first minute and Fernando Rodriguez followed with another goal, assisted by goalie Nacho Diaz, in the third minute.
The Wolverines relaxed after the two quick strikes to carry a 2-0 lead into the half.
and#8220;I thought the first half we came out a little sluggish after scoring those two quick goals,and#8221; said Truckee head coach Casey Eberhardt. and#8220;Obviously the first part of the half was really strong, but I think we let up and didn’t play through the half. We stepped it up in the second half and started controlling possession more.and#8221;
Rodriguez scored Truckee’s third goal 15 minutes into the half, and David Martinez rounded out the scoring with a goal assisted by Nash McMullen in the 72nd minute.
The Wolverines received plenty of offense later that day against Lowry in a game played at the high school. They scored two early goals again and led 6-0 by the half.
Ruben Diaz put Truckee on the board with a goal assisted by Roderigue in the fifth minute, and Austin Simonpietri scored off an assist from Diaz a minute later.
Roderigue added another goal in the 15th minute, McMullen scored off an assist from Thomas Arnstein in the 21st minute, Rolando Zarate scored off an assist from Roderigue in the 29th minute, and Jesse Fereira was assisted by Jose Sarabia in the 32nd minute. In the second half, Arnstein assisted Simonpietri in the 51st minute.
On Saturday against Spring Creek, which nearly upset two-time defending state champion Sparks in a 4-3 loss later that day, Truckee received a goal in the 14th minute from Diaz, assisted by Arnstein. Truckee carried the 1-0 lead into the half before Diaz struck again with a goal assisted by Fereira in the 67th minute.
The Truckee girls finished with two wins and a loss against the same trio of schools. They rebounded from a 4-0 loss to Elko to defeat Lowry 3-1 and Spring Creek 4-0.
Elko, the state runner-up each of the past two years, avenged a 1-0 loss to Truckee in the season-opening Galena Tournament with a shutout win at River View on Friday. While play remained evenly matched early in the game, the Indians took control with a strong counter attack that repeatedly penetrated the Truckee defense.
and#8220;It’s tough when we lose possession. It’s hard for us to recover,and#8221; said Truckee head coach Katie Jamison. and#8220;We’re having a bit of a rough go right now with injuries. The girls who we had out there gave it their best, but they’re just limited.and#8221;
Haley Simpson scored Elko’s first goal in the 20th minute, following the rebound of a shot and that was blocked skillfully by goalie Cassandra Sawyer, while Natalie Kump scored the Indians’ second goal in the 24th minute, again off the rebound of a shot.
The Indians added a third goal in the first half when Simpson scored off an assist from Kump in the 33rd minute. Michelle Ygoa scored a final goal in the 62nd minute.
Facing Lowry at the high school Saturday, Truckee senior Ashley Harris scored a goal off of an assist from Lauren Huesby in the 25th minute to put the Wolverines up 1-0. Just 3 minutes later, Shelby Mathews scored from a pass by Karina Rivera to extend the lead to 2-0 entering the half. Sydney Vandenberg scored Truckee’s final goal off of a pass from Harris about 8 minutes into the second half.
Lowry scored its lone goal after a breakdown over an offsides call, said Jamison, who was disappointed to report that and#8220;many of our players were injured and carried off the fieldand#8221; during the game, including Quinn Parker, Olivia Duner, Huesby and Emma Warren.
Due to the Wolverines’ injury-depleted roster, Jamison said she had to bring up three players from JV to face Spring Creek on Saturday.
Truckee scored all four goals in the second half against the Spartans. Duner, who returned to the lineup after leaving the Lowry game, crossed a ball to Melissa Cardoza for a goal in the 50th minute. Five minutes later, Cardoza scored again off of a deflection from Melisa Pena.
Harris then scored off of a close pass from Lynde Tucker in the 30th minute, and a minute later, Duner converted a goal off a cross from Sara Lade.
and#8220;Aside from the injuries that kept many of my original starters from playing, these ladies did a wonderful job making due,and#8221; Jamison said.
The Truckee girls are now 8-3 on the season.
UP NEXT: The Truckee boys and girls play at Sparks on Thursday.
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