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Truckee soccer: Girls win two; boys split on road

Staff report
Olivia Vigano (2) receives a hug from teammate Ava Seelenfreund during the Wolverines' league win against Spring Creek on Friday. Vigano and Seelenfreund scored two goals apiece in the 4-0 win.
Courtesy Hans Baumann / AbDiver Photography |

Northern Division I-A standings

Boys

Team League Points

Sparks 9-0-3 30

Elko 8-1-3 27

South Tahoe 7-0-5 26

Truckee 7-4-1 22

Lowry 5-5-2 17

Spring Creek 3-7-2 11

Dayton 2-7-3 9

Fernley 2-9 6

Fallon 0-10-1 1

Girls

Team League Points

Truckee 11-1 33

South Tahoe 10-1-1 31

Sparks 8-4 24

Lowry 6-4-2 20

Fallon 5-4-2 17

Elko 4-7-1 13

Spring Creek 4-8 12

Fernley 1-9-1 4

Dayton 0-11-1 1

The Truckee girls soccer team won a pair of home games, 4-0 over Spring Creek on Friday and 6-1 over Elko on Saturday, to retain first place in the Northern Division I-A.

The Wolverines, who improved to 11-1 in league, hold a two-point lead over South Tahoe (10-1-1) with four league games remaining, including a showdown at South Tahoe next Tuesday. Truckee and South Tahoe are followed by Sparks (8-4) and Lowry (6-4-2) in the league standings.

Olivia Vigano and Ava Seelenfreund accounted for all the offense against Spring Creek, with each scoring two goals. Vigano put Truckee on the board with a goal assisted by Nicole Harris in the 11th minute, and Seelenfreund extended the lead to 2-0 after following up her blocked penalty kick in the 22nd minute.

Vigano scored her second goal on an assist from Seelenfreund eight minutes into the second half. Seelenfreund scored her second goal in the 63rd minute on an assist from Natalie Seelenfreund.

Ava Seelenfreund, Olivia Koster and Vigano scored two goals apiece against the Indians as the Wolverines built a 4-0 lead by the half. Vigano finished with two assists, while Hannah Seppi, Sophie Warren and Mia Winans each contributed one assist.

Elko’s one goal came in the 49th minute.

Boys split

The Truckee boys split their last two games on the road, defeating Spring Creek 3-2 on Friday and losing 4-0 at Elko on Saturday.

Against the Spartans, the Wolverines got on the board in the third minute with a goal by Hunter Simpson assisted by Toni Oregal. Truckee extended its lead to 2-0 in the 24th minute with another goal by Simpson, assisted by Oscar Ingnez.

Truckee adjusted the score to 3-0 six minutes into the second half, as Manuel Sarabia sent a through-ball up to Joel Garcia, who finished the play.

Spring Creek scored a goal in the 68th minute and pulled to within a point as the result of a penalty kick in the 80th minute. Truckee goalie Gabriel Serna blocked the first attempt, but the ref ruled that he came off his line early and awarded another PK.

Playing in a steady rain on Saturday, Truckee played Elko to a scoreless draw through one half.

The hosts heated up in the second half while Truckee came out flat, said coach Casey Eberhardt. The Indians took advantage with goals in the 48th, 52nd, 68th and 72nd minutes. The loss was Truckee’s second of the season to the Indians, who won 2-1 in Truckee on Sept. 19.

The Wolverines are now in fourth place at 7-4-1 in the Northern Division I-A. Sparks, which finished in a scoreless tie against Elko on Friday, leads the standings at 9-0-3. Elko is second at 8-1-3 and South Tahoe third at 7-0-5.

The top six teams advance to the regional championship tournament, which will be contest in Elko from Nov. 5-7.

The Truckee boys are scheduled to host Fernley on Wednesday at 4 p.m., while the girls will play at Fernley.