Carson soccer blanks Bishop Manogue

Updegrove scores twice in victory in boys soccer

Appeal Staff Report

Afterward this wasn't a situation where the Carson High boys soccer team could walk off the field and gloat about its victory.

The Senators were more relieved than anything after their 2-0 win over Manogue on Tuesday at CHS in a Sierra League opener between the Sierra Nevada Media's top ranked teams. Carson is ranked No. 1 and Manogue is No. 2.

Manogue and Carson battled on even terms for 60 minutes before a five-minute stretch in the second half in which Adam Updegrove scored both goals provided the difference.

It was the third meeting between the two schools and all three games have been highly competitive. Manogue beat the Senators 1-0 at the Galena Tournament before Carson came back to beat the Miners 4-0 in the tournament's championship game, a contest that was as the cliche goes, much closer than the final score.

And for Carson, another tough test comes up next as the Senators travel to Wooster to face the Colts at 1 p.m. Saturday. Wooster will be coming off a 4-0 win over South Tahoe.

"They're a quality team," said Carson coach Nate Brigham about Manogue. "They had four or five chances in the second half that missed by inches.

"The game could have gone either way. We were able to capitalize on the chances we had."

Updegrove scored off of a rebound to give Carson a 1-0 lead. Throughout the game, Carson goalie Brandon Briggs had been sending his booming punts to the other side of the field, creating scoring chances.

Minutes after his first goal, Updegrove finally converted on one of Briggs' long kicks, taking Briggs long ball on the right side and drilling a shot into the left upper corner of the net.

"The guy can punt the ball 80 yards and he's fairly accurate," said Brigham about Briggs. "And Adam can pick it up and finish."

Briggs also made several saves to preserve the shutout, including one diving save early in the second half to keep the game scoreless. Ryan Lee came on in the last 13 minutes for Briggs at goalie and preserved the shutout. Defenders Brian Duran, Luis Aguiar, Nate Enge and Jorge Guevara preserved the shutout.

Note: Manogue principal Tim Jaureguito released the following statement in response to an article that appeared in the Appeal last week on a boys soccer game between Carson and Reed that made reference to an incident that happened in a boys soccer game between Manogue and Reed:

"In the Nevada Appeal it was reported that the Reed High School soccer team had participated in a 'bench-clearing brawl with the Miners.' I would like to clarify the situation as I was in attendance at the Reed vs. Manogue soccer match. A situation arose during the final six minutes of the game which could have turned very ugly. However, I am proud to say that none of the Bishop Manogue players participated in a "brawl" nor did any of the players clear the bench. None of the Bishop Manogue players were carded nor suspended as a result of what took place. Quite to the contrary, I can say that the players and coaches handled the situation in a very professional manner."

CHS JVS 9, MANOGUE 1

Jaime Lopez had four goals and an assist, Luis Gonzalez had one goal and one assist, Ivan Reyes had two goals, Jason Martinez had one goal and three assists, Chris Espinoza had one goal and Luis Camacho and Sam Hutchison each added an assist for Carson. Goalies Pedro Chavez and Mark Lacey combined to post the win and Guillermo Alanzo and Javier Barrios both played well defensively.

NO STATE GIRLS SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP

In a special meeting held by the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association Board on Wednesday, the board voted to accept a settlement in regards to girls soccer. In the settlement, the board approved by a 7-1 vote to allow the Clark County School District Southern 4A girls soccer season to be held during the winter of 2008-2009.

The decision removes any chance for an NIAA State Championship between the Northern 4A and the Southern 4A to be held in the fall of 2008.

In reacting to the decision, NIAA executive director Eddie Bonine said he was disappointed but that the NIAA would pursue holding a state tournament involving the Southern 4A and the Northern 4A in the future.

GALENA GIRLS TENNIS 17, SPANISH SPRINGS 1

Mica Olson swept all three of her matches in singles 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 as Galena rolled to the win. The Grizzlies won all nine singles matches as Hailey Llop won 6-1, 6-2, Hannah Llop won 6-1, 6-1, Ellen Ferguson won 6-2 and Natasha Monga won 6-0.

In doubles Lindy Deller and Adie Potter won 6-1, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, Emily McClintock and Leann Roggensack won 6-2, 7-6 (7-4), Annie Roach and Kelsey Rummler won 7-5, Kylee Joseph and Olivia Mason won 7-6 (7-5) and Cathryn Hansen and Courtney Morse won 7-5.

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