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Truckee soccer | Girls, boys shut out Sparks

The Truckee girls’ and boys’ soccer teams recorded shutout wins against visiting Sparks on Tuesday, with the girls winning 2-0 and the boys 6-0.

Truckee’s girls improved to 4-0-1 in league while the boys improved to 4-1.

and#8220;It was a very good win,and#8221; said Truckee boys’ coach Hernan Valdivia. and#8220;Sparks is a very good team. It was just one of those days where everything was clicking for us.and#8221;



After an evenly played start, Truckee seized momentum in the 23rd minute when Nash McMullen scored on a shot deflected off the Sparks goalie.

About 10 minutes later, Colten Rodrigue put Truckee up 2-0 with a goal unassisted, and Jonathan Zarate pushed the lead to 3-0 with an unassisted goal in the 39th minute and#8212; an impressive score after he beat a Sparks defender and sent a left-footed rocket into the net from the top of the box.



As Valdivia put it, the Wolverines then came out at the start of the second half and#8220;with their guns blazing,and#8221; scoring two goals within 6 minutes shortly after the break. Michael Brixey scored the first goal, and McMullen followed up with his second of the game off a corner kick from Easel Grass. Jesse Fereira added a sixth and final goal in the 52nd minute, assisted by Fernando Rodriguez.

In the girls’ game, seniors Shauna Day and Kelsey Porter scored a goal apiece to lead the Wolverines.

Day scored in the 14th minute off an assist from Kelsi Decker on a skilled shot from just outside the 18. Porter then scored 3 minutes in to the second half off of an assist from Olivia Duner.


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