Sparks improved to a perfect 7-0, 2-0 in the 3A North with a convincing 6-1 win over South Tahoe on Friday night in the home opener.
The Vikings fell to 1-3, 1-1.
South Tahoe scored the first goal in the 27th minute to take a brief lead. Genaro Vazquez tied the game two minutes later then assisted Jesus Partida in the 33rd minute to push Sparks in front 2-1. That score remained at the half.
Sparks poured it on out of the break, scoring four unanswered in the final 40 minutes.
“Again, (it was) a full team effort,” Sparks coach Jose Espana said. “We had a sloppy first half, but made some adjustments.”
Partida scored his second goal of the day on a penalty kick in the 47th minute. Omar Vasquez made it 4-1 in the 49th minute with help from a Vazquez assist.
Vazquez scored his second of the day in the 57th minute (Partida assist) and Fancisco Macias capped the scoring, heading in a Jose Pintor corner.
Sparks hosts Elko on Friday.
Sparks girls dropped 5-1 at South Tahoe
The Railroaders fell hard at South Tahoe on Friday evening, coming up on the wrong end of a 5-1 decision.
Sparks dropped to 2-4, 0-2 in 3A North play with the loss. The Vikings improved to 2-2, 2-0.
Angie Hurtado scored Sparks’ lone goal of the game. Lizeth Garcia assisted.
Sparks will look to pick up its first league points of the season on Friday at home against Elko.