No. 1 Reno pushes ahead for win over Douglas soccer

In all the talk of the Sierra League boys' soccer powers - Carson, South Tahoe and Douglas - many have missed Reno's quiet rise to the top.

The Huskies, who topped South Tahoe at the Lake earlier this season, have put together an 8-0 record on the year and came in ranked No. 1 in the Sierra Nevada Sports Media Poll this week after formerly top-ranked Truckee lost to Incline and Carson lost to the Vikings.

Reno proved true to the test, taking a 4-2 victory from Douglas in Reno Wednesday to run its league record to 6-0 while Douglas dropped to 9-3, 3-3 on the year.

"I'm obviously not happy with the result, but I was happy with the effort," Douglas coach Milko Vasquez said.

Reno jumped out to a 2-0 lead with goals in the 11th and 15th minutes.

Douglas answered with two goals from Mike Gransbery in the 38th and 40th minutes to tie the game up just before halftime.

Gransbery scored on a penalty kick after Edgar Arceo drew a foul. He then scored on a breakaway off of a long pass from Eddie Vega.

Gransbery now has 20 goals on the season which ties him for 13th in the NIAA record book and 51 for his career, which ties him for sixth in the NIAA record book.

Reno came back with two goals shortly after halftime to push ahead to the win.

Vaquez praised the play of Arceo, who made the switch from forward to defense and said goalie Jose Alcaraz had an outstanding game with eight saves.

He also said Vega, Derik Cantley and Oscar Gonzalez had solid games as well.

Douglas hosts Wooster Saturday at 1 p.m.

The junior varsity squad picked up a 2-1 win as Ben Wood scored in the second half to break a 1-1 tie.

Cole Kline scored the Tigers' other goal.

Goalie Corbin Zumpft made four saves and Nick Hales, Fabian Ramos, Bill Sunderland, Austinß Shick, Brian Randall and Jeff Crozier all played well.


Reno picked up a 2-1 win over the Lady Tigers in Reno Thursday afternoon.

The Huskies got up on goals in the 14th and 32nd minutes but Douglas got back within striking distance with a goal from Katie Nalder in the 70th minute.

Nalder was assisted by Allie Freitas on the play.

Douglas keeper Jamie Greer had five saves in the game.

The junior varsity squad defeated Reno 2-1 in Reno.

The game was scoreless at halftime despite the Tigers having five shots on goal.

Reno took the lead five minutes into the second half but Douglas responded by taking control of the field and being awarded several corner kicks.

Douglas finally broke through on a high shot from the outside by Jillian Brune over the goalie's head. The go-ahead goal was a line-drive shot made by Ashley Hill off of a pass from C.J. Baumgartner.

Douglas now has a season record of 5-2.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment