One more win.
Sparks boys soccer team downed Dayton 6-2 at home on Tuesday night and is now a win at Lowry (7-7-3, 6-5-3) on Friday away from clinching the DI-A North league title.
The Railroaders improved to 15-1-4, 11-0-4 and maintained their one-point lead over Elko for first place.
The Dust Devils dropped to 4-11-4, 2-9-3 with the loss.
First touch on Friday is at 6 p.m. before the regional tournament starts next Thursday at Elko. Sparks can finish no worse than second in the DI-A North and has secured a first-round bye in the six-team tournament.
Sparks girls fight off Dayton rally
Sparks snapped a three-match losing skid with a 4-3 home win over Dayton on Tuesday night under the lights.
With the win, the Railroaders improved to 9-8-2, 9-6 in the DI-A North and maintained a two-point lead over Fallon for third place. The Dust Devils remained winless in league play.
Thanks to a pair of Angie Hurtado goals, Sparks led 2-1 at the half. The lead ballooned to 4-1 in the second half before Dayton rallied but fell short.
Sparks outshot Dayton 30-7 in the win.
“We can blame it on senior emotions, first time playing under the lights or whatever but we need to finish more than what we did today,” Sparks coach Art Hurtado said.
The Railroaders wrap up the regular season on Friday at home against Lowry (9-6-2, 7-5-2) at 4 p.m. before opening the DI-A North regional tournament next Thursday at Elko.