Truckee soccer | Girls win, boys stifled at undefeated Sparks |

Truckee soccer | Girls win, boys stifled at undefeated Sparks

Staff report
Courtesy of Nick LeeJose Sarabia chases a Sparks player during the Wolverines' 1-0 loss on Tuesday.

The Truckee soccer teams split their Sierra League games at Sparks on Tuesday, with the girls winning 3-0 and the boys losing 1-0.

In the girls’ game, sophomore Kaylee and#8220;Nedand#8221; Neill gave the Wolverines a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 22nd minute. Senior Shauna Day doubled the score when she followed a shot and scavenged the rebound off the Sparks goalie in the 38th minute. Senior Serena Dill then put in a third and final goal in the 60th minute off a corner kick.

Truckee improved to 4-0 in Sierra League play and 7-4-1 overall as Sparks fell to 0-4 in league and 0-7-1 overall.

The Sparks boys remain unbeaten on the year after defeating Truckee for the second time this season. The Railroaders also defeated the Wolverines, 2-0, in the championship of the season-opening Howell Memorial Tournament at Galena last month.

According to the Daily Sparks Tribune, neither team was able to create many offensive opportunities in the battle for first place in league. The Railroaders took advantage of a crucial Truckee penalty that proved to be the difference in the game.

In the 23rd minute, Sparks sent a shot toward Truckee goalie Nacho Diaz, who misjudged the ball, allowing it to bounce high over his head. With Sparks’ Ruben Pacheco running for the ball and an empty net, Diaz ran into Pacheco and knocked him down.

A yellow card was given, and Sparks’ Edgar Casillas put away the corresponding penalty kick in the bottom right corner of the net for the game’s only score.

Truckee fell to 4-1 in league and 11-3 overall, while Sparks improved to 4-0 in league and 13-0 overall.

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