By Jasmine Gutierrez, reporting intern
Truckee’s girls soccer team beat the Railroaders 4-3 on their home field Wednesday afternoon in both team’s D-A North opener.
Zerali Villa put the Wolverines in front early, minutes into the game and also scored Truckee’s winning goal during the 74th minute.
“We played well. We have to finish shooting,” Sparks coach Arturo Hurtado said. “Positive thing we’re working better as a team.”
Juanita Lopez equalized Villa’s early goal in the 30th minute, but a penalty kick from Truckee’s Sophie Warren secured a 2-1 lead for the Wolverines during the first half.
Truckee’s Olivia Kostel scored during the 59th minute. Sparks’ Liz Mendez cut the gap to 3-2 minutes later. Villa again extended the lead to two goal in the 74th minute before Angie Hurtado snuck the Railroaders within a goal four minutes later but the home squad was unable to complete the comeback.
“We could’ve had that game,” Hurtado, the sophomore daughter of coach Art Hurtado, said. “There were amazing shots. We need to work on communication, and finishing those shots.”
The Railroaders (0-1-2, 0-1-0) travel to Fernley on Monday.