By Jasmine Gutierrez, reporting intern
Sparks pushed its winning streak to five games on Friday night with a 3-2 home win over Elko.
Sparks moved to 8-5-2, 8-3-0 while Elko dropped to 7-12-1, 4-6-1.
“I feel real good,” Sparks coach Art Hurtado said. “It’s great to have another win at home.”
The Railroaders were down 2-1 at the half but scored two goals in the final forty minutes to seal the win.
Lizeth Garcia tied the match in the 44th minute with her second goal of the day and Angie Hurtado scored the game winner in the 64th.
“The first half was tough we didn’t really know what to do and (Elko) took in two goals straight ahead,” Hurtado, the daughter of coach Art Hurtado, said. “Then (in) the second half we came back showing that they were going to win on our field.”
Siana Carsud scored both goals for Elko in the third and final minute of the first half.
Garcia put Sparks on the board in the 24th minute.
“(We’re) looking forward to (making playoffs) we still have a few more teams that we have to put up against,” Hurtado said. “I know we’re in third place I think right now but we still got about four or five games that we have to go through, and I got to keep the girls focused on that.”
Sparks hosts Spring Creek on Saturday at noon.