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Truckee soccer | Boys sweep through Fallon tournament

Steve Puterski / Lahontan Valley NewsTruckee senior forward Johnny Zarate makes a move on a defender before scoring during the Wolverines' 2-1 win against Elko on Friday.
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The Truckee boys’ soccer team swept its four games in a Northern 3A crossover tournament at Fallon this past Friday and Saturday, while the girls finished 2-1-1.

The tournament, which did not include a championship, was intended to match up Sierra League schools against their Humboldt League rivals from Eastern Nevada. The two leagues won’t mix again until the postseason.

Truckee’s boys opened with a 2-1 win against Elko and followed with an 8-1 rout against ROP on Friday. They finished the tournament with a pair of shutout wins, 2-0 against Fallon and 4-0 against Fernley, on Saturday. The Wolverines are now 8-2 overall on the year.



The girls, meanwhile, dropped their opening game to Elko, 2-0, before bouncing back with a 6-0 shutout against Pershing County. The girls then played Fallon to a 2-2 tie on Saturday and ended the tourney with another shutout win, 5-0, against Fernley. The girls are 4-4-1 overall.

Truckee girls’ head coach Katie Jamison said the Wolverines came out slowly against Elko and were not able to recover, despite both goalkeepers, Cassandra Sawyer and Gina Bauerline, holding their own in the goal.



The Wolverines scored all six goals against Pershing County in the first half. Claire Roberts put Truckee on the board with two quick strikes, scoring in the second and third minutes of the game, before Shauna Day pushed the lead to 3-0 with a goal in the 14th minute.

Olivia Duner scored on a header from a pass led by Ashley Harris in the 21st minute, Alex Mezger scored on a breakaway from the defensive line about a minute later, and Kaylee Neill finished a cross from Day in the 26th minute to round out the scoring.

and#8220;Overall, the team performed amazingly well,and#8221; Jamison said of the game.

Against host Fallon, the Wolverines built a 2-0 first-half lead and maintained possession throughout most of the contest, yet they allowed two goals in the second half and had to settle for the tie. Day scored first on a penalty kick in the 11th minute, and Melissa Cardoza extended the lead with a goal off a cross from Duner in the 21st minute.

Truckee left little doubt against Fernley. Ali Haines scored the first goal off of a beautiful pass from Molly Redmond in the second minute of the game. Roberts then scored off an assist from Duner at 24:36, and Neill scored off of a cross from Cardoza at 32:35. After the half, Redmond assisted a goal by Roberts in the 43rd minute, and Mezger assisted a goal by Maison Power in the 56th minute.


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