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Carson girls win Reed Invitational; entire boys field DQ’d

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

RENO – The Carson varsity girls cross country team led by April Shonnard won the Reed Invitational on Friday.

Shonnard ran the 3.1 mile course in 20:10.

“She looked really good,” coach Pete Sinnott said. “She got stronger as the race went on.”

Also running for Carson: Alexandra Drozdoff was 10th at 22 minutes; Amanda Gordon was 13th at 22:22; Erika Sosa was 23rd at 23:20; Cindy Juchtzer was 24th at 23:22; Chelsea Gordon was 42nd at 24:31; and Ashley Salcedo was 46th at 24:55.

“The girls ran a real good team race,” Sinnott said.

As for the varsity boys meet, well it might go down into history … every team and every runner was disqualified as they all went the wrong way.

Sinnott said course monitors would have helped clear the confusion.

“They were running a great race,” SInnott said, about the Senators keeping up with Galena and Reno the preseason favorites. “It was a good workout.”

Sierra Lutheran’s Becky Grabow was fifth at 21:26; Erin Henery was 51st at 25:34; Phoebe Mark was 53rd at 25:46; Sierra Stulac was 56th at 25:57; Karina Young was 65th at 28:46; Brittany Rubert was 68th at 29:38 and Abby Williams was 71st at 30:54.

The JV girls finished third overall out of nine teams. Mallory Wilson covered the 2.4 mile course in 17:55 good enough for 8th. Alexandra Theiss was 14th at 18:44; Avery Hudak was 18th at 19:13; Haley Toups was 43rd at 21:07; McKennah Tackett was 49th at 21:44; and Emily Toups was 72nd at 30:15.

Virginia City’s Tobi Steele won the meet at 17:07; Heather Harrower was 4th at 17:42; Heather Redmond was 37th at 20:27; and Tracy Adamson was 69th at 25:56.

Sierra Lutheran’s Alesha Martinez was 62nd at 24:05.

The JV boys finished fifth out of 10 teams. Galena won the meet.

The Senators were led by Dominic Kinder who finished third at 14:43. Sinnott said Kinder closed really well gaining nearly 50 positions the last mile. Chris Merriner was 15th at 15:44; Craig Smith was 32nd at 16:43; Tony Xie was 45th at 17:05; Rhett Petrenko was 51st at 17:20; Joe Ward was 57th at 17:31; Scott Galloway was 83rd at 19:18; and Micah Davis was 97th at 22:33.

From Virginia City: Brynden Whitten was 64th at 17:59; Sawyer Robbins was 71st at 18:27; Jacob Pond was 81st at 19:11; and Chris Dufresne was 85th at 19:43.

Sierra Lutheran’s Donovan Harrison was 7th at 15:25; Alex Borgman was 88th at 20 minutes; Jacob Medlock was 93rd at 21:57 and Barrett Andrews was 94th at 22:05.

DaYton solid

at Whittell

The Dayton cross country teams competed at Whittell on a tough course. Coach Shawn Anderson said the runners had a lot of fun running on the hilly course with six water crossings.

For the boys: Brian Hagedorn was 47th at 22:45; Ethan Galloway was 49th at 22:49; Skyler Rose was 50th at 22:50; Aaron Elissa was 54th at 23:08; and Ben Woods was 94th at 28 minutes.

For the girls: Freshman Rhael Ransom continued to impress finishing 25th at 26:32; Shanleigh Brethauer was 30th at 27:26; Brenda Cid was 33rd at 27:27.

SOCCER

Carson tops damonte

It was a struggle but the Carson girls varsity soccer team knocked off Damonte Ranch 2-1 in 4A play on Friday.

Carson coach Randy Roser said the Senators didn’t play well to start, but after some adjustments at halftime the team finished strong.

Carson took a 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute when Kenzie Tillitt, a goalie who is now playing forward, scored on a pass from Allison Cowan.

Carson was able to move the ball forward quickly on the goal, something Roser and the coaching staff emphasized heading into the game.

Damonte tied the game just before half.

“We were having communication problems in the first half. We got on them at half, and got them focused,” Roser said about his young squad.

Carson played better in the second half and took the lead for good in the 72nd minute on a second effort goal by Katherine Schulz.

Emmy Heller stopped three shots in goal for the Senators, 2-0-1. Carson outshot Damonte 13-8.

Roser praised the play of Josilyn Daggs, Kiahna Pimental, Kaitlyn Holmes, who Roser said did a good job of getting the ball forward, and Schulz.

Roser also said playing the first game on the turf at Carson High took some time to adjust to. The Senators have played and practiced exclusively on grass so far this year, which is much slower than turf. He said the players will be better adapted to the turf the more home games they play. Carson has until Tuesday to prepare, because that’s when rival Douglas comes to CHS for a 7 p.m. game.

GIRLS GOLF

Inchausti third

at Fallon

FALLON – Maria Inchausti shot an 87 to lead Dayton’s golf team on Friday at Fallon. The Dust Devils didn’t submit a team score.

Inchausti, an exchange student from Spain, placed third overall at Fallon Golf Club. A Spring Creek and Elko golfer each shot 84 for first.

Lauren Coons shot a 98 and Moki Flores had a 112. It was a personal best for Flores.

Dayton also had three players who played 18 holes for the first time on Friday -Taylor Ingersoll, Kylie Crosby and Elena Watts. All three picked up the game six days ago.

“They had a good time,” Dayton coach Brad Wick said. “They are talking about getting better and wanting to practice more.”

Dayton plays at Elko on Wednesday.

VOLLEYBALL

VC sweeps Excel Christian

VIRGINIA CITY – The Muckers varsity volleyball team swept Excel Christian, 25-19, 25-19 and 25-16, on Friday.

Jill Dupre had seven kills and seven aces for the Muckers. Taylor Parsons and Jamie Poston each had six kills and four aces, while Denali Fickus, who had surgery yesterday, returned to set the ball well.

Virginia City is 1-0 in league and 2-5 overall heading into a match at Coleville today.