Spanish Springs’ win streak halted
The Cougars’ 10-game winning streak came to a close on Saturday morning, but not with a loss.
Spanish Springs scored two second-half goals at North Valleys to salvage a 2-2 draw. Jose Estrada scored the equalizer with one minute left in regulation.
The Cougs now sit at 10-2-1, 10-2-1 atop the High Desert League. The Panthers moved to 7-5-3, 7-3-3 – remaining seven points back of the Cougars.
Anibal Gonzales pulled Spanish Springs within a goal after North Valleys led 2-0 at the half.
The Cougars have three games remaining in the regular season schedule, starting Wednesday with their final home game of the season, against Hug (7-5-2, 7-4-2).
A win would give Spanish Springs the outright league title.
The Railroaders suffered just the second defeat of their season Friday night at Elko and rebounded on Saturday with a 3-2 win at Spring Creek.
The Spartans had plenty of time to tie the game late as the officials awarded 18 minutes of extended time.
The Railroaders improved to 16-2-1, 9-2-1. The Spartans dropped to 3-8-2 in the 3A North.
Sparks returns home on Wednesday to play Fallon. The Railroaders beat the Greenwave 10-1 last month.
Raiders edged by Huskies
Reed’s outside hopes of sneaking into the postseason ended on Saturday with a 1-0 home loss to Reno.
The Raiders’ fourth straight loss dropped their record to 2-10-2, 2-10-1 in the 4A North, 12 points back of the Huskies (6-5-2 in 4A North) for the fourth and final playoff spot with just three games remaining.
Reed will start the stretch of its final three games of the season on Wednesday at home against McQueen.
The Lancers are one of the two teams the Raiders have beaten this year.
Spanish Springs routs North Valleys
The Cougars had no problem at North Valleys on Saturday afternoon, breezing to a 5-0 win.
Spanish Springs (5-6-2, 5-6-2) will attempt to win for the third time in four games on Tuesday night at home against Hug.
Raiders shut out
Reed dropped to 6-6-1, 6-6-1 with a narrow 1-0 home loss to Reno on Saturday afternoon.
The first-place Huskies improved to 10-3-0 in the 4A North with their sixth straight win.
With just three games left in the regular season, the Raiders host McQueen on Tuesday night.
Railroaders’ slide continues
Sparks finished a rough 72 hours on Saturday with a 3-0 home loss to Elko.
The defeat capped a stretch of three shutout losses in three days.
“We need to work on some things with the young defense,” Sparks coach Art Hurtado said. “Hopefully we can turn this around in the next couple of games.”
The Railroaders dropped to 6-9-3, 3-7-2 with the defeat.
They continue 3A North play on Wednesday at Fallon.