Carson High’s offense looked out of sync. Possessions didn’t last long. The crisp passing was missing.
As a result, good scoring chances were few and far between which led to a 0-0 draw against Spanish Springs in a Division I girls crossover match Saturday afternoon.
Carson is now 1-0-2 in league play, while Spanish Springs is 3-0-1. Carson has failed to score a goal in its last two games after opening with a 2-0 win over Reno.
“We just didn’t get in rhythm with our possessions,” Carson coach Greg Lehman said. “It was a ho-hum game of transitioning back and forth between offense and defense. We’re having a hard time finishing.
“Spanish Springs is strong and fast. They didn’t give us a lot of time and space. We had a hard time putting together anything (offensively).”
Mike Faker, Spanish Springs coach, seemed disappointed to walk away with a draw.
“I thought Carson did well,” he said. “I thought we had some opportunities that we should have finished. It seems our last touch or last pass wasn’t good enough to finish a play.”
Unofficially, Carson had an 11-6 edge in shots attempted.
Spanish Springs came close in the opening minute of the match, but the shot went wide left. In the 12th minute, Karla Reyes hit the right post. Carson’s Lauren Hudak had a nice look in the 32nd minute, but was unable to convert.
The Cougars had good looks in the 58th and 73rd minutes on shots by Audrey Barham, but were unable to convert.
Chantal Torres and Hudak were wide on shot attempts, while Melissa Glanzmann mishit a ball from about 20 yards.
Carson hosts Hug Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Lowry rolls over Dayton
DAYTON — Lowry scored five goals in the first half en route to a 7-2 Northern Division 1A soccer match Saturday afternoon.
Victor Gomez scored in the 28th minute after gaining a loose ball about 18 yards out. Thirteen minutes later, Jaime Avila scored off a corner kick.
The loss dropped Dayton to 0-4.
“Lowry is a good team,” Dayton coach Vismar Rivas said. “They were in control the first 28 minutes of the game. After we scored, I thought we controlled the rest of the first half.
“We made an adjustment defensively in the second half. We moved Sergio Talavera from stopper to the right side, and they only scored two goals in the second half.”
Dayton hosts South Tahoe on Tuesday at 5.
VC sweeps Carlin
Virginia City swept Carlin 25-6, 25-13 and 25-9 in a Division IV match on Saturday.
Nicole Huffman had three aces, four kills and 12 assists, while Gwyn Landaburu had three aces, six kills and eight digs. Niki D’Agostino had four aces, eight kills, four blocks and six digs.
VC is 1-1 in league and 7-2 overall.
Delgado runs well at NU
GRASS VALLEY, Calif. — Carson’s Eveline Delgado was the second-fastest Nevada runner and finished sixth overall in 20:20 in the varsity girls race at the Nevada Union Invitational Saturday afternoon.
She was followed by Athena Favero, Jiavanna Wong Fortunato, Rheanna Jackson and Shelby Brown. The Carson girls were eighth.
“She ran a strong race,” Carson coach Pete Sinnott said. “She is getting stronger. She is starting to run like she did as a freshman.”
Ian Van Rensselaer led the varsity boys by finishing 24th in 17:26. Michael Leiken was 66th in 18:53, the same time as Ethan Lopes recorded. Daniel Jauregui ran an 18:59.
The JV boys finished third. Kiefer Catron was eighth overall in 19:09 for the 3.0-mile course. Miles Bean was 10th in 19:14 and Hector Gomez was 20th in 19:41. Adam Maw placed 22nd in 19:45.
“The JV boys lost to McQueen by several minutes at the Twilight Meet, but they cut down on the time between them,” Sinnott said.
The JV girls placed sixth overall. Kara Bergren was the top CHS finisher followed by Chloe Hataway, Kyndra Holloway, Maeve Hoerle and Kathryn Liemondt.