By Jasmine Gutierrez, reporting intern
The Sparks boys’ soccer team defeated Fernley 10-1 on the Railroaders home field Saturday afternoon.
Captain Genaro Vazquez put Sparks in an early lead, scoring three goals within the first twenty minutes of the game.
The Railroaders showed their strength throughout the contest, scoring goals No. 4 and 5 a minute apart. Eric Cervantes scored at the 26th minute, and captain Francisco Macias scored a minute later.
Vazquez who scored four goals in the first half, scored his final goal during the 38th minute, and Bryan Munoz sealed the first half with a 7-0 lead a minute later.
“We just keep on doing what we’re doing at practice,” Vazquez said.
Dillon Peterson put Fernley on the board in the 51st minute. Jose Cerritos scored in the 50th minute, and five minutes later Alejandro Ramirez scored.
Manny Mena scored Sparks’ final goal during the 73rd minute.
“We don’t change anything. We continue working hard,” Sparks coach Frank Avilla said. “Next week we play Elko and Spring Creek [and] we’re looking forward to a good competition.”
The Railroaders (6-1, 2-0) host Elko next Friday afternoon and Spring Creek next Saturday at noon
Raiders pick up win No. 2
By Ty Pimienta, reporting intern
Four different Reed players found the net Saturday afternoon in a 4-1 home win over Damonte.
“It was a big improvement from our first game,” Reed Coach Joel Martinez said. “We worked on our mistakes, and one of those mistakes was not missing open shot opportunities.”
Bryan Segura, a Reed senior, broke an early scoreless tie in the first half.
Benjamin Vega, freshman, was the second player to score a goal which gave the Raiders a two-goal advantage over the Mustangs.
Before the half, junior Dayton Farrow, stretched the lead to 3-0 with a penalty kick.
Senior Daniel Morales scored Reed’s final goal of the game in the second half.
“We didn’t play well,” Damonte Coach Erick Wilson said. “You know, to give all the credit to Reed for coming out and attacking the way they did, I just think we need to step up and we didn’t today.”
The Raiders (2-1-0, 2-1-0) host Douglas Wednesday night at 7 p.m.
Spanish Springs blanked by Carson
By Kiley Diesner, reporting intern
After defeating Manogue last week 2-0, the roles were reversed this week as Spanish Springs lost to Carson 2-0 at home on Saturday afternoon. The Cougars had a plethora of opportunities in front of the goal but couldn’t finish.
Carson scored its first goal in the 14th minute of the game and it went unanswered the remainder of the first half. Nine minutes into the second half the Senators sealed the deal with their second and final goal.
“I thought we played well, we are definitely improving from where we started this year (a 2-0 loss to Wooster),” Spanish Springs head coach Winston Mora said. “I’m positive we are just going to get better.”
Spanish Springs (1-2-0, 1-2-0) travels to Damonte on Wednesday.
“We can’t really work on anything specific yet, we just need to build confidence first” Mora said.