Lopez sparks CHS boys to soccer win

A pair of goals by Isreal Lopez early in the second half were enough to

lift Carson to a 2-1 boys soccer win over Fallon on Saturday at the Edward

Arciniega Athletic Complex.

The loss drops the Greenwave to 2-3 in the Sierra League and 4-5-1

overall. Fallon plays at Wooster on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

Carson improved to 3-1-1 in league play and 6-0-1 overall.

Lopez scored on a penalty kick in the 43rd minute, then beat two Fallon

players to score again in the 47th minute. His goals came after a scoreless

first half where both teams missed several chances to put the ball in the

net.

Fallon's Alfredo Gonzales drove in front of the net and scored in the

65th minute to bring the Greenwave within one, but Fallon was unable to tie

the game. In the final minutes the majority of the action was in front of

the Senators net, but, unlike on Wednesday against South Tahoe, this time

Fallon was unable to score.

"It was a very solid match both ways," Fallon coach Nate Waite said.

"Both teams were solid offensively and defensively. Unfortunately we came

out a little bit low on the scoreboard, but both teams were very good

today."

Carson coach Nate Brigham was full of praise for the Greenwave's play.

"I knew Fallon was going to be a tough game," Brigham said. "This is

definitely not the Fallon team it was last year. I was not at all surprised

by what they did. They gave us a tough match. They have a very good team."

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