The league-leading Railroaders improved to 14-1-3, 10-0-3 with a 4-0 shutout home win over winless Fallon on Wednesday.
Gernaro Vazquez scored twice in the victory. He started the afternoon’s scoring in the ninth minute (Alex Cabrera assist) and ended it in the 77th (Eric Cervantes assist).
Omar Vasquez gave the Railroaders a 2-0 halftime lead with a tally in the 32nd (Alex Medina assist). The 2-0 score held until late in the second half, when Bryan Munoz pushed the lead to 3-0 in the 75th (Medina assist).
Sparks can wrap up the DI-A North title on Saturday with a win at second-place South Tahoe (8-0-5, 8-0-5). The Railroaders lead the Vikings by four points with two games remaining following Saturday’s contest.
McQueen too much for Spanish Springs
By Kiley Diesner, reporting intern
Spanish Springs fell to 5-5-4, 5-5-4 with a 3-2 home loss to McQueen on Wednesday.
The teams were tied 1-1 at half, but McQueen (4-7-2 in DI North) outscored its hosts 2-1 in the second half to pull out the road win.
Spanish Springs sophomore Anibal Gonzalez scored the first goal off of a cross from Court Diesner and Austin Fullmer scored the second. The team had many more opportunities to score, but simply couldn’t finish to get the win.
“Well I thought we played a good game but McQueen is a good matchup for us,” Spanish Springs coach Winston Mora said. “They just got the best of us tonight.”
Spanish Springs goes to High Desert League champion North Valleys on Saturday. The Cougs lost 1-0 to North Valleys in the two team’s first meeting.
“It matters that we get this win,” Mora said. “I feel like we’ve been playing well, we just need to stay aggressive and be confident in what we’re doing.”
North Valleys clinches league title with win over Reed
By Jasmine Gutierrez, reporting intern
Reed fell to 2-10-2, 2-10-2 with a 4-0 home loss to North Valleys on Wednesday.
The Panthers improved to 13-5-1,10-3-1 in the DI North and clinched the High Desert League title with the win..
“It was a good win to come out here and be able to have two games to prepare for playoffs,” North Valleys coach Erik Martinez said.
Jose Contreras scored the Panthers’ first goal of the match and third goal in the 55th minute. Manny Carrillo swept in three minutes later to score the Panthers fourth goal.
Reed trailed 2-0 at the half and was outscored 2-0 again in the second half.
“As a team I feel like we have to work on passes and communication,” Reed’s Austin Parawan said.
Kevin Carrillo scored the Panthers’ second goal of the game.
“(We) always play to win. Today, we lost to a better team,” Reed coach Joel Martinez said. “At this point in the season we got to start off on a new page.”
Reed hosts Reno on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.