Sparks was on the wrong half of the scoreboard in both Howell Memorial Tournament contests on Friday afternoon at the South Valleys Sports Complex.
Coach Art Hurtado said he’s not necessarily concerned about wins and losses in the preseason tournament, though.
“This tournament is for my coaching staff and myself, mostly to work out some formations and where each of the players we have are going to be the most effective,” he said. “I’m not looking to win the whole thing, but to see where our break downs are and what we have to fix in a real-game situation.”
The Railroaders dropped their first game of the season to Coronado, 5-1, then fell in a 4-1 contest to Damonte Ranch. Angie Hurtado scored Sparks’ lone goal in the first, and she assisted Brittany Mora’s tally in the second.
Sparks wraps up the tournament on Saturday with a pair of games against Galena (9 a.m.) and Elko (noon).
Spanish Springs, Wooster scoreless
The Cougars and Colts played to a 0-0 draw on Friday afternoon at South Tahoe. It was the first game of the year for both teams.
Sparks will play two tomorrow at South Tahoe, against Douglas (1 p.m.) and host South Tahoe (6:20 p.m.).