RENO — Carson High extended its Sierra League lead with a 3-1 win over Galena Tuesday afternoon in a battle of the league’s top two teams.
Carson improved to 11-0-1, extending its lead over Galena to four points.
Mallory Otto scored a season-best three goals, the second hat trick by a CHS player this year. Yanitzia Perez had three in a recent win over Wooster. Otto has 13 goals this season. She has scored in every game but two.
“We played well today,” coach Greg Lehman said. “It was a tough game. I thought Valerie Sue (Meyer), Hailey (Palotas) and Galilea (Cid) were outstanding.”
Carson visits Manogue Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Manogue beats Douglas
MINDEN — Two goals inside the final three minutes before halftime stood as the difference Tuesday afternoon when Bishop Manogue posted a 2-0 Sierra League girls soccer victory against Douglas.
Mallory Benna scored on a header in the 37th minute and Mikaela Woodhead converted a free kick in the 40th minute as Manogue broke up a scoreless struggle between rivals who met for the region tournament championship last year.
The Miners won that championship contest in a snow blizzard, 1-0, and their win on Tuesday was important as well. Manogue (4-7-1 league) is battling Wooster for fourth-place and a berth in the playoffs, while Douglas (8-3-1 league, 9-4-1 overall) stands third.
Four of Manogue’s seven losses have been decided by one goal, including a 1-0 verdict at home against Douglas on Sept. 24. “We’ve had a lot of close games, but I knew the girls could win,” said Manogue coach Shelly Gamble, a 1999 Carson High graduate. “It’s just been a matter of putting the pieces together and they came together nicely today against a really talented Douglas team.”
Dayton drops close one
DAYTON — The Dust Devils dropped a 2-1 non-league decision to Sparks Tuesday afternoon.
Nicole Washington gave Dayton its only lead with a goal in the 32nd minute off a pass from Karla Montano. Sparks tied it in the 37th minute and went ahead in the 45th minute. Kristina Mason had 13 saves for Dayton.
Sparks rolls Dayton boys
DAYTON — Sparks scored six times in the second half en route to an 8-1 non-league win Tuesday afternoon.
Victor Gomez scored Dayton’s lone goal in the 11th minute off an assist from Jacob Duran.
Sparks scored two at the end of the first half. Dayton rested many of its starters in preparation for Thursday’s match against Fernley.
Beglin off to good start
GENOA — Jill Beglin shot a 92 and is tied for 11th after the first round of the Northern 4A regional tournament at Genoa Lakes Tuesday afternoon.
The first round was played at the Ranch course. Today’s final round is at Washoe Golf Club.
The top two teams and top five players from non-advancing teams move onto state,
Camryn Aten shot 94 and is tied for 13th place. Angelika Morrison shot 111 and is tied for 31st.
Megan Gaskill of McQueen shot 75 and has a three-shot lead over Emma Gilmore from Spanish Springs. Wooster’s Jessica Stanton is third with a 79.
Carson players advance
RENO — All three of Carson High’s doubles teams advanced into the quarterfinals of the Northern 4A tennis tournament at Bishop Manogue Tuesday afternoon.
Taylor Saarem and Jayson Artz, seeded third, rolled to a 6-0 and 6-0 win. Danny Dudley and Nico Salm also won in straight sets, 6-3 and 6-0, and Alec Henricksen and Stu McElhany moved on with a 7-6 and 6-1 win.
In singles, Ryan Tomita rolled to a 6-1 and 6-1 win.
Action resumes on Friday. The semifinals and finals will be played Saturday.