By Kiley Diesner, reporting intern
Hug and Spanish Springs settled for a 1-1 tie at Hug Saturday afternoon. The score remained 0-0 at the half, but a second-half goal from each team led to the game ending in a draw.
Sophomore Christian Camacho-Villa scored for the Cougars early in the second half. After being fouled in the box, Hug senior Santiago Martinez capitalized on a penalty kick to knot the High Desert League meeting. Both teams had numerous opportunities in the second half but couldn’t break the deadlock.
“Our possession this season is really good but we just need to take more shots and finish the opportunities we do get,” Spanish Springs junior captain Court Diesner said.
The Cougars (2-3-2, 2-3-2) travel to Reno on Wednesday.
Sparks, South Tahoe tie
By Jasmine Gutierrez, reporting intern
The Railroaders settled for their first tie of the season, 1-1, at home against South Tahoe Saturday afternoon.
“We were one step behind today, and it’s expected to come out with a tie,” Sparks coach Frank Avilla said. “We made some adjustments (in the second half) but where our illnesses were this week showed in the middle, but our backline, wow, what a performance they did.”
The Railroaders were down at the second half 1-0, before captain Genaro Vazquez assisted Bryan Munoz on the 59th minute.
“(Vazquez) put in the passing through the middle, and I just shot it in,” Munoz said.
South Tahoe’s Michele Crotta scored in the first minute of the contest..
“I’m proud of (the players) for not cowering down or giving up,” Avilla said. “(The players) continue to play with heart and desire.”
The Railroaders (9-1-1, 5-0-1) travel to Dayton next Friday.