Roundup: Fallon soccer teams sweep Lowry

Fallon sophomore Kylee Simper battles for possession in Saturday’s win over Lowry.

Fallon sophomore Kylee Simper battles for possession in Saturday’s win over Lowry.
Photo by Tony Erquiaga.

The Fallon girls and boys soccer teams swept Lowry on Saturday, extending their individual winning streaks. The teams will be off for almost two weeks.

The Lady Wave ran its streak to six after a 4-2 win in Winnemucca as four players scored.

Freshman Kaylee Craig scored the team’s first goal in the sixth minute from 20 yards out before sophomore Kylee Simper’s 30-yard strike gave Fallon a 2-0 lead going into intermission. Freshman Kortnie Simper scored from 28 yards away in the 63rd minute, and senior Zoey Jarrett gave Fallon its final goal with two minutes left in the game. Junior Yasmien Laceste, sophomore Jada Anastasio and freshman Karlie Simper each had an assist.

Karlie Simper and Laceste are the Nos. 3 and 4 scorers in the 3A East at 11 and 10 goals. Anastasio ranks No. 4 and Kylee Simper is No. 5 in the division in assists.

Natalie Jaques, the team’s goalkeeper, ranks No. 1 in the 3A East for goals against (0.635) and is ranked No. 14 in the state.

Fallon (8-1, 24 points) travels to Elko (8-0, 24) on Oct. 6 and Spring Creek (5-2, 15) on Oct. 7. The Elko game could decide the No. 1 seed for the 3A East.

The boys’ 2-1 win over the Buckaroos in Fallon extended their winning streak to three after shutting out Fernley and Dayton two weeks ago. Fallon trailed Lowry at halftime.

Fallon improved to 4-2 in the 3A and is tied with West Wendover for third with 13 points. Elko and Spring Creek are tied in the division with 6-0 records and 18 points each.

Fallon hosts Elko on Oct. 6 and Spring Creek on Oct. 7.


The Lady Wave volleyball team won two of three matches against the 3A West last week.

Fallon swept both Sparks and Hug on Monday and Tuesday before falling to South Tahoe in four games on Friday in Fallon. The Hug match was the team’s home opener after spending a month on the road.

Fallon, which is 3-0 in the 3A East, hosts Fernley at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Fallon defeated Sparks, 25-11, 25-13 and 25-10, in the Rail City last Monday.

Senior Kiley Wallace led the team in kills with six, senior Reece Hutchings had five, and juniors Raygen Bartel and Halle Johnson each had four. Bartel led in aces with seven and junior Vernita Fillmore added six. Bartel and Wallace each had two block assists and junior Maddie Keller had the team’s lone block solo.

Fillmore led the team in digs with six, senior Bailey Stritenberger had five and Johnson finished with four. Fillmore also tallied 11 assists. Johnson finished with nine assists.

Fallon defeated Hug, 25-8, 25-12 and 25-16 in Fallon on Tuesday.

Wallace led the team in kills with nine, Hutchings had five and Johnson added four. Fillmore led in aces with five, and Bartel and Johnson each had three. Hutchings finished with 10 digs, and Fillmore had 13 assists and six digs.

South Tahoe snapped Fallon’s five-match winning streak after the Lady Wave almost forced Friday’s contest to go five. The Vikings won 25-18, 25-21, 23-25 and 25-23.

Hutchings led the team in kills with nine, Wallace added six and senior Keliah Brady added four. Fillmore led in aces with three, senior Kaitlynn Hoffman led in block solos with three, and Stritenberger led in digs with 18 as four players recorded in double figures. Hutchings finished with 11 digs, and Fillmore and freshman Layla Walker each had 10.

Fillmore also dished out 13 assists and Johnson had 10.


The Fallon girls and boys tennis teams concluded their regular seasons last week against South Tahoe and North Valleys.

The top six teams in the Class 3A Northern advance to next week’s team tournament, which begins on Monday and concludes with the championship on Friday at the higher seeds. The individual tournament (singles and doubles) is Oct. 20-21 at the Tahoe Donner Tennis Center in Truckee.

The Lady Wave sat in sixth place with a 3-4 record after falling to South Tahoe, 10-8, before last Thursday’s match against North Valleys (results were unavailable). Truckee leads the league at 5-0 followed by North Valleys and South Tahoe at 5-1. Fallon would travel to either North Valleys or South Tahoe if the standings remain unchanged.

Fallon, which doesn’t field a third doubles team, rides the strength of its top-two singles players and No. 1 doubles team of seniors Kasey Lattin and Thalia Mortensen de la Cruz, who have lost only one set this season. The duo swept South Tahoe without yielding a game. Ashley Jimenez won two of her three matches — 2-6, 7-5 and 6-1 — and AshLynn Gilman won her first two, 6-2 and 6-2, before falling in the third, 6-3.

No. 3 singles player Jeana Lee won a tiebreaker, 7-3, after falling 6-1 and 6-0. No. 2 doubles partners Abigail Gilman and Elizabeth Madera lost all three matches: 6-1, 6-2 and 6-1.

The Greenwave boys also sit in sixth with a 3-3 record and would face either South Tahoe or North Valleys if the standings remain unchanged. Truckee is in first with a 3-0 record.

Fallon fell to South Tahoe, 11-0, last Tuesday before dropping a 10-7 decision to North Valleys.


The Lady Wave golf team finished tied for fifth in last Tuesday’s tournament in Fallon.

Truckee won the event with a team score of 410 followed by Wooster with 413 and Elko with 414. Fallon tied with Lowry with a score of 472.

The low medalist honors went to Wooster’s Rya Montoya, who carded an 80.

For Fallon, Charissa Chenoweth led with a score of 102 followed by Hannah Benjamin at 112. Rylie Guerrero scored a 128 and Megan Johnson finished with a 130 to round out the scoring golfers. Jessica Lewis carded a 138 followed by Ava Faught with a 140.


The Greenwave cross country team competed at the Reed Invitational on Friday in Sparks.

Freshman Leojro Chavez led the team in the boys division, running the 5K race in 21 minutes, 12 seconds, followed by freshman Jackson Barbee in 21:27. Freshman Takoda Pacheco finished the course in 22:41 followed by freshman Alexander Sorensen in 23:04 and sophomore William McNeill in 26:57.

In the girls division, Abigail Lacow ran the race in 30:08.

The top times in the boys and girls divisions were 16:44 and 19:37.


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