Cougars handle Raiders
Spanish Springs’ winning streak swelled to nine game games on Saturday with a 4-1 win over Reed on Saturday morning.
The first-place Cougars improved to 9-2-0, 9-2-0. The Raiders, who started the day in fifth place in the High Desert League, fell to 2-8-2, 2-8-1.
Court Diesner, Austin Fullmer, Daniel Vazquez and Oscar Espinoza all found the net for Spanish Springs. Carlos Hernandez scored the Raiders’ only goal.
The Cougars will try to grow the winning streak to double digits on Wednesday afternoon at McQueen. First touch is at 3:45 p.m.
The Raiders go to North Valleys on Wednesday. First touch is at 5:15 p.m.
Sparks wins fourth straight
The Railroaders pushed their winning streak to four games on Saturday afternoon with a 5-2 win at South Tahoe.
Sparks improved to 13-1-1, 7-1-1 with the win. South Tahoe dropped to 3-7-1, 3-6-1 with its second loss to the Railroaders this season. The Vikings fell 6-1 at Sparks on Sept. 9.
The Vikings scored 10 minutes into the second half to creep within 3-2. Brandon Paz found the net five minutes later to stretch the lead back to two and Jose Valdez finished off the scoring in the 77th minute.
The Vikings drew first blood in the 10th minute. Jesus Partida tied things up nine minutes later.
Genaro Vazquez scored the first of two goals three minutes before the half to give Sparks a 2-1 edge.
He scored his second goal three minutes into the second half.
Sparks was scheduled to host Truckee on Wednesday but the game was rescheduled due to an issue with officials. The game will be played Monday at 4 p.m.
Cougars pick up big win over Raiders
Spanish Springs won arguably its biggest game of the season on Saturday afternoon, blanking Reed at home, 3-0.
The win improved the Cougars’ season record to 4-5-2, 4-5-2. The Raiders dipped to 5-5-1, 5-5-1.
Reed will try to rebound on Tuesday night at North Valleys. Spanish Springs goes to McQueen on Tuesday afternoon.
Sparks shutout at South Tahoe
The Railroaders went to South Tahoe on Saturday afternoon and got blanked, 5-0.
The loss dropped Sparks to 5-6-3, 3-4-3 in the 3A North. The Vikings improved to 8-4-0, 8-2-0.
Sparks will host Truckee on Monday afternoon. The game was originally scheduled to be played Wednesday, but was pushed back five days to a referee shortage.