Kynett hits century mark in win
McKenna Kynett scored two goals — and entered the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association record book in the process — in the Douglas High girls soccer team’s 3-2 Sierra League victory against Galena on Tuesday in Reno.
With those two goals, Kynett now has 101 during her varsity career at Douglas and she becomes the first player to reach the century mark in Nevada’s large schools division. Last year, Kynett surpassed the school record of 67 set by Tia Lyons from 2008-11.
More important, Douglas (9-1-2 overall, 7-0-1 league) picked up a win at Galena (3-4-2, 3-5-2) in a rematch between teams that played for the Northern Division I Region Tournament championship in 2014. Douglas emerged as a 1-0 winner in that game.
On Tuesday, Alissa Holley put Douglas on the scoreboard with a goal in the 17th minute, assisted by Peri Buck.
Kynett, a senior who has verbally committed to Boise State, scored her goals in the 25th and 42nd minute. She has 13 goals so far this season.
Douglas hosts Damonte Ranch Tuesday and visits Carson on Oct. 10 in a showdown between Sierra League leaders.
Note: The NIAA girls soccer record book notes that Kristin Saibini scored 127 career goals from 1998-2001 for Bishop Manogue when it was still a member of Nevada’s medium schools division. The NIAA record book shows the previous individual career record-holder for large schools was Brandi Vega of Carson with 74 goals from 2006-2008.
Galena 2, Douglas 0
Galena scored twice in the second half en route to its win over Douglas in Reno.
“They’re probably the best team we’ve come across this year,” Douglas coach Milko Vasquez said. “They’re very quick, very sound, but we didn’t really play very well as a team.”
Vasquez said midfielder Pedro Vega played well, as well as defenders Niklas Wegner and Micah Miller.