Truckee soccer: Girls sweep through zones in pursuit of three-peat
The Truckee girls marched through the Northern 3A Regional Championship like a team on a mission, sweeping all three games to earn the regional title and top seed entering state.
The Wolverines and#8212; the two-time defending state champs and#8212; improved to 17-0 against the Northern 3A and 19-1-1 overall. They’re in pursuit of an eighth state championship.
After opening the tournament with a 12-1 win over Dayton last Tuesday, the Wolverines went on to rout Fernley by the same score Friday. They followed up that semifinal victory with a 3-1 win against Spring Creek on Saturday for the Northern 3A championship.
With the North’s No. 1 seed comes a third meeting of the season against Sierra League rival Incline and#8212; which lost to Spring Creek and earned a third seed and#8212; in a state semifinal on Friday at noon. Second-seeded Spring Creek plays White Pine, the top seed out of the South, in the other semifinal at 2 p.m.
The semifinal round will be held at Golden Eagle Regional Park in Sparks, while the state championship game is scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. at Damonte Ranch High School in Reno.
Against the Spartans on Saturday, Truckee junior Jordan Tollison put her team up 1-0 in the fifth minute (assisted by Mikaela Arnstein) before Spring Creek knotted the score 8 minutes in.
Truckee dominated from that point on, taking 35 shots on goal to the Spartans’ five.
and#8220;The score was definitely not reflective of the game,and#8221; said Truckee head coach Amy Valdivia. and#8220;… Our center mids were awesome and#8212; Stephanie O’Neil, Jordan Tollison and Shannon Nicholls. Spring Creek only crossed the half once or twice in the second half.and#8221;
Sophomore forward Shauna Day gave Truckee a 2-1 lead in the 52nd minute off an assist from Kelsey Porter, and O’Neil added a third goal on a penalty kick in the 59th minute.
In the Wolverines’ semifinal rout against Fernley, Tollison tallied a hat trick, with three goals, while O’Neil, Arnstein and Nicholls each scored two goals apiece. Day, Serena Dill and Porter also scored.
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