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Truckee soccer: Girls edge Sparks to open league

Staff report
Truckee's Zareli Villa and Sparks' Zahori Toledo contend for a ball during Wednesday's league game at Sparks.
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Truckee is scheduled to host a league game against Fallon on Friday at 5 p.m. The Wolverines will then hit the road for league games at Spring Creek and Elko next Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-19.

The Truckee girls eked out a 4-3 win against at improved Sparks soccer team in both squads’ league openers Wednesday.

Zareli Villa was the difference-maker for the Wolverines. The junior initiated the scoring in the third minute, assisted by Lydia Christian, and converted what turned out to be the winning goal in the 74th minute on an assist by Mia Winans.

Sparks sophomore Juanita Lopez put the Railroaders on the board in the 30th minute, but senior Sophie Warren scored Truckee’s second goal on a penalty kick to give the Wolverines a 2-1 lead at the half.

Truckee’s Olivia Koster got in on the scoring action with a goal assisted by Villa in the 59th minute. Sparks again cut into the lead minutes later on a goal by Liz Mendez.

Following Villa’s second goal late in the contest, which extended Truckee’s lead to 4-2, Sparks sophomore Angie Hurtado scored another Railroader goal to narrow the score to the final margin.

Before the varsity game, Truckee’s JV girls team took care of business with a 7-0 win over the Railroaders.

Ava Stokes scored four goals for the Wolverines, while Tati Klenk, Jane Nall and Isa Gonzalez scored a goal apiece.


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