Carson High improved to 8-2 in Northern 4A soccer with a 2-0 win over Damonte Ranch Tuesday night.
Brenda Torres and Kenzie Tillitt scored for the Senators, who visit Hug at 11 a.m. Saturday. Josilyn Daggs assisted on Tillitt's header.
"They played us tough," Carson coach Randy Roser said. "They played a 4-5-1 to keep us from getting through. They did a god job of keeping us under control."
Despite Damonte's efforts, Carson still outshot Damonte 17-8, and Carson didn't even have a shot on goal for the first 15 minutes of the contest.
The first half was scoreless, as Torres missed a wide-open net when the Damonte goalie got caught out of position, and Arran Rumbaugh's header in the 35th minute failed to find its mark.
Two minutes into the second half, a loose ball in front of the net found Torres' foot, and she found the back of the net for a 1-0 lead. Sixteen minutes later, Tillitt headed one in off an assist by Daggs, who earlier in the half sent a shot over the crossbar.
Damonte coach Sean Canty spent the better part of 10 minutes chastising two of the game officials. He also refused to grant an interview following the game.
Dayton blanked by Fallon boys
DAYTON - Fallon scored five first-half goals en route to an 8-0 win over Dayton Tuesday night.
Dayton coach Karl Watts praised the midfield play of P.J. Vasquez. The Dust Devils play again a week from Thursday at Incline.
Carson JV blanks Damonte Ranch
The Senators scored three goals in the final 22 minutes of the game to break a scoreless tie and beat the Mustangs 3-0 Tuesday night.
Maddie Ferguson, Josie Veneziano and Danielle Sandage scored goals for Carson. Sandage also had an assist.
Mariah Merriner, Natalie Young, Teresa Boehmer, Mariya Roser, Jenna Buonacorsi, Bailie Zuber and Arlette Mariscal were praised for their defensive work.
Carson girls lose in four
RENO - Carson played a solid match, but Galena was just a bit better, sending the Senators to a 21-25, 22-25, 25-20, 23-25 defeat.
Carson returns to action at 6 p.m. Thursday at Damonte Ranch.
"We did OK," Carson coach Robert Maw said. "We came out soft in the first game, and it caught us off guard how quick and athletic Galena was. The second game we played well and the third game we played very well.
"Our hitting percentage was significantly lower than it has been al season."
Alyson Christl had six kills, eight digs and two aces, while Micaela Vowinkel added seven kills and two blocks. Sarah Lushina added nine kills and eight digs with libero Brooklyn Maw finishing with 22 digs and two aces. Courtney Hack added 17 assists and Mckenzie Price had 11.
Reno eliminates Carson boys
RENO - Reno High's boys tennis team eliminated Carson from the team playoffs with a 16-2 victory.
The two points Carson scored came from Blake Sly and Brinson in the third set, and both wins came against Reno reserves. Sly beat Ari Gupta 6-0 and Peter Brinson stopped Tyler Hart 6-4.
The other close match came in the second round when Sly took Reno's Mahesch Challapali took a tie-breaker, losing 7-6 and 7-4 in the tie-break. Other than that Carson managed just one game or was blanked in the 15 other sets.