U10 Boys’ Lightning soccer team captures area championship

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Submitted to swright@sierrasun.comThe Truckee U10 Boysandamp;#8217; Lightning, starting in the back row, left to right, are made up of coach John Tone, Evan Tone, Elliot Rost, Dalton Pruyn, Spencer Edmondson, Cristian Ruiz-Meneses, Coach Andy Rost and Deacon Mehler. In the front row are Yahir Ruiz-Meneses, Jesse Sanchez, Anders Norman and Cody Flynn.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Truckee U10 Boys’ Lightning of the American Youth Soccer Organization is coming off a successful season after winning the Area 2F Championship on Nov. 6.After beginning the tournament with 1-1 tie against South Tahoe, the Truckee U10 Lightning found themselves down 2-0 with 10 minutes left in their game against Sparks and in danger of being eliminated from the tournament. Dalton Pruyn moved to forward and sparked a three-goal run by Truckee, including a long-range goal from 15 yards outside the box, giving Truckee the 3-2 win and sole possession of first place. The Lightning found themselves in the position of needing at least a tie against Mammoth in the last game of pool play to advance. Thanks to a great effort by Spencer Edmondson on defense, the Lightning were able to pull out the tie to make to the championship game. During the warm-up games leading up to the tournament, the Lightning team was dominant with excellent passing and movement off of the ball. The championship game saw the entire team step up and return to their previous form, resulting in a 4-0 win over Bishop.- This article was submitted-to Sports Editor Sylas Wright at

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