Carson’s Angel Vega tries to avoid a tackle from Reed’s Will Wolters during a league contest Monday.
Photo by Jeff Mulvihill, Jr. | InstaImage.
The Carson High boys soccer team went blow for blow with Reed on Monday on the Senators’ home turf.
After a scoreless first half, Carson’s Borrego Lepe gave the Senators’ a lead in the 58th minute.
From the left corner of the 18-yard box, Lepe bent a shot perfectly into the top right corner of the net.
The lead didn’t last long as the Raiders had tied the game at 1-1 within a minute, a score that would last.
“We just lost focus there. That’s one thing we have to work on there,” said Carson head coach Pedro Chavez. “It was a phenomenal goal coming from Borrego. The way he placed it, it was an amazing goal.”
Despite allowing the Raiders quick response, the Senators’ defense saved the result a few times in the second half.
In the 65th minute, defender Josue Gomez cleared the ball off the back line with a bicycle kick that kept the draw intact.
“I got to give credit where it’s due. We have something of a defense that’s kind of set, but with injuries we’ve been rotating people around,” said Chavez. “It’s nice to see that no matter who we’re putting back there, … everybody is stepping it up.”
UP NEXT: Carson (1-3-3, 0-3-3 in league) is back in action today at Hug (8-1-1, 6-0-1) for a 6 p.m. kick.
Carson harriers impress at most recent outings
The Senator cross country teams both had top two finishes Sept. 20.
On the girls side, Carson’s Hannah Budd was third behind a pair of runners from Galena.
Jinnie Ponczoch was just off Budd’s pace, taking fifth for the Senators.
Vea Miner and Madison Hager both crossed the line inside the top 10 as well.
Eleanor Romeo and Brianna Rodriguez-Nunez were 13th and 14th, respectively.
This past Saturday, the Carson girls were at it again, finishing second of 15 teams with 45 points — only 10 behind Galena — at the Truckee Invite.
Budd was once again the top finisher for the Senators, taking fifth.
Miner was 19 seconds off her pace en route to an eighth-place finish.
Ponczoch (21:22) and Hager (21:24) were 11th and 12th for Carson while Ella Dooley was 14th in 21:29.
The Carson boys took fourth as a team Saturday in Truckee.
Sophomore Sawyer Macy, who finished fourth in 17:03, led the Senators.
Alex Miner was 21st for Carson while Sean Thornton was 24th in just over 18 minutes each.
Last Tuesday, Macy won Galena’s HOKA meet in 10:16.85 as the Senators as a team finished second.
Miner was 11th for Carson while Thornton took 14th and Tristan Rutledge was 16th in 11:14.32.
Carson High girls soccer falls to Douglas
The Senator girls soccer team saw its three-match winning streak snapped Saturday at home by rival Douglas, 2-0.
The Tigers scored a goal in each half courtesy of junior forward Aleeah Weaver.
UP NEXT: Carson (5-3-2, 3-3-1) went right back to work Tuesday evening, hosting Spanish Springs (1-6, 1-6). The Cougars lone win came by a 3-1 mark over Carson in the season opener.
(Carson High senior forward Alyssa Tomita looks up at the defense while dribbling against Douglas High on Saturday. / Jeff Mulvihill, Jr. | InstaImage)
Senator volleyball continues run at weekend tourney
The Carson High volleyball team went 3-1 across four matches, during a tournament this past weekend.
Carson was able to beat Capuchino (2-1), Benicia (2-0) and Rio Americano (2-1) before falling to Roseville (2-1) in the final contest of the tourney.
UP NEXT: Carson (14-6, 4-3 in league) will take on the top two teams in the Class 5A North this week with a road contest at Bishop Manogue (14-7, 8-0) Tuesday before hosting Spanish Springs (21-3, 8-1) Thursday.
Carson High girls golf second at Sierra Sage
Last Thursday, the Senator girls golf team was able to come back to town with a second place finish under their belts.
Carson posted a team score of 383, finishing only behind Bishop Manogue (333).
The Senators’ four scoring golfers were Madeline Silsby (91), Madeline Roberts (96), Kylee Wentz (97) and Jamie McGee (99).
Reno girls tennis defeats Carson
Last Thursday, the Reno High girls tennis team was able to top Carson, 13-5.
Meryl Johnson went a perfect 3-0 for the Senators in singles with wins of 6-0, 6-4 and 6-4.
Senator senior Ashleigh Naranjo also added a singles win by a set score of 6-2.
In doubles, Ava Schofield and Dahlia Keating-McEllistrem won the only set for the Senators, 6-2.
Dayton volleyball plays in two five-set contests
The Dust Devil volleyball team fell at Elko on Friday in five sets before turning around with a five-set win over Spring Creek on Saturday.
Riley Glynn had 17 kills for Dayton against Elko while Ayisha Agee posted 10 kills.
Agee had all three recorded blocks for the Dust Devils while Penny-Laine Vaelua led the team with 21 assists.
Senior Kassandra Miller had 18 assists against Elko.
Saturday against Spring Creek, the Dust Devils used a 15-7 fifth set to quickly get back into the winner’s column.
UP NEXT: Dayton (17-4, 1-1 in Class 3A North-East) is home Friday against Lowry (13-4, 1-0) before traveling out to Fallon Saturday to take on Churchill County (7-4, 0-1).
Sierra Lutheran cross country gets back in action
After a few meets were called off due to smoke, the Sierra Lutheran cross country team finally was able to compete again. The boys started first with the JV boys race; Anton Granata placed 30th with a time of 21:04; Chandler Ricks placed 39th with a time of 21:23; and Cameron Bourne placed 144th with a time of 28:38.
The girls ran in the Girls varsity race: Saige Gregory placed 55th with a time of 23:51; Vanessa James placed 104th with a time of 27:30 and Christi Kennedy placed 112th with a time of 30:20.
Falcon coach Robin Williams was pleased with her team.
"It finally gave us a chance to allow the athletes run race. But it also gave us a chance to see where we place against other teams. We are ready to continue and keep getting better with each race,” she said.