The Carson High girls' soccer team celebrates around Alyssa Tomita, who scored the game-winning goal for the Senators in the 74th minute against Reno Saturday.
Photo by Carter Eckl.
Senior Day for the Carson High girls’ soccer team went about as planned for the Senators.
Though it was a little stressful, Carson was able to knock off Reno 1-0 Saturday afternoon.
It was an all-around performance from the Senators as they controlled possession for a majority of the afternoon.
The senior-laden defensive line kept the Huskies from putting together and true scoring chances all afternoon.
Reno’s best scoring chance arguably came in the second minute, but a diving deflection from senior defender Madison Rabideau made easy work for keeper Breanna Ailes.
Throughout the contest, the Senators would push the ball into the Huskies’ attacking third and have a chance turned away.
Until the 74th minute when Alyssa Tomita gained control of the ball near the far sideline.
Tomita used a quick touch to cut inside of her defender and take an angle on goal, finishing with a textbook strike into the side netting of the far post, over the outstretch Husky keeper.
“It was beautiful. It was so good. We’ve been working on finding the corners all week so for her to translate that into the game was perfect,” said Rabideau.
It was Tomita’s first goal of her season, but her play has still drawn compliments from her teammates.
“If she keeps on trying the next two years, she’s going to be great,” said Perez-Morris.
Cady Garrett and Tomita had a couple of quality connections in the first half on overlapping runs, but Carson couldn’t find the back of the net in the first 40 minutes.
While Garrett, Perez-Morris, Rabideau and other continued to keep the defensive end clear, Carson started building with more and more chances from players like Gracie Walt and Reese MacKenzie.
The win is the first of the season for Carson, despite holding ties against three of the top five teams in Northern Nevada Class 5A.
“I’m so happy. The team has been working so hard on the field in practice. It really showed on the field today,” said Rabideau. “I’m very proud of our team.”
“It’s bittersweet. … The four years, goes a lot quicker than you would think,” said fellow senior captain Marissa Perez-Morris. “To get a win feels really good. I’m going to go celebrate with my family.”
UP NEXT: Carson settled into the No. 8 seed with the win Saturday afternoon, meaning the Senators will play tonight against ninth-seeded Damonte Ranch.
Carson will host the Mustangs at 6 p.m. tonight.
Senator boys soccer bests Wooster, earns fourth seed
Omar Mora, Jose De La O and Emiliano Brave each tallied a goal in Carson’s 3-0 win over Wooster Saturday morning.
It was a 90-minute win for Carson as it wraps up the regular season with a 5-3 record.
The win solidifies the Senators as the No. 4 seed in the upcoming Class 5A Northern Nevada regional playoffs, meaning Carson will open the postseason Tuesday at home.
Carson was 3-1 this year on its home turf and will need to keep playing with the same poise on the home carpet if the Senators want to take down rival Hug (2-3-3).
The Senators beat the Hawks 2-1 in their only meeting this season, which came on Hug’s home field.
Carson and Hug will kickoff at 6 p.m. Tuesday night.
Football 'Bowl Week' assignments
Carson High School (0-4) will travel to Reno (1-3) to take on the Huskies at 6 p.m. Friday night.
Douglas (3-2) will also be heading north Friday as the Tigers will take on McQueen (4-1) on the Lancers' home field. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.
Carson and Douglas volleyball open regionals against each other
They’ll meet for the third time this season Monday night as No. 4 Douglas and No. 5 Carson hit the hardwood for a shot at a regional semifinal.
Douglas has won both meetings between the two schools this season, 3-2 and 3-0.
The regional quarterfinal contest is set to start at 6 p.m. tonight.