Soccer: Falcons take 2nd in Medford tourney
The Carson Valley Falcons girls’ soccer team took second at the Rogue Valley Cup in Medford, Ore., over the weekend after playing five games in three days.
The Falcons lost twice to a team from San Jose that has been playing together for six years. Carson Valley has only been together for about six months.
They beat Bend, Ore., 7-0, the Medford, Ore., Alliance 3-0 and the Medford, Ore., Affinity 2-1.
Carson Valley outscored its opponents 11-1 through the first three games.
Falcons’ keeper Tiffany Roberts won the Goalie Wars on Saturday night. The competition pitted goalies against each other on a small field. They’d take turns shooting on the other goal and defending their own. The first goalie to score three times wins. Roberts won a new goalie’s jersey.
As a team, the Falcons were given the Sportsmanship Award. The award was voted on by the referees and given to the team that displayed the best sportsmanship throughout the tournament.
The Falcons will be competiting in the Capital Classic this weekend in Carson City. Carson Valley is undefeated in league play with two games to go.
CV NET RIPPERS
The Carson Valley U13 Net Rippers participated in the Nevada Youth Soccer State Cup in Carson City on May 19.
The U13 division included two Northern Nevada teams and 11 southern teams.
Southern teams participated in a qualifying round prior to the finals, which pared the field down to just the four best southern teams that would make the the trip to Carson.
Carson Valley opened the tournament against the defending runner-up and No. 2 seed from Las Vegas, the Neusport FC ’94 Green.
Despite playing a balanced game with numerous scoring opportunities, the Net Rippers came out on the short end of a 2-0 loss.
In the afternoon, the Net Rippers faced the third-seeded Heat FC ’94.
The Net Rippers started off slowly and were down 2-0 at the half. Carson Valley took control in the second half. Katie Dry opened up the scoring with a 25-yard shot that floated over the keeper’s head and into the back of the net.
Five minutes later, a collision in front of the Heat net left the keeper and a defender on the ground as Dry collected the ball, dribbled right and fired a shot on an open net.
With time running out, the Net Rippers were awarded a free kick on the Heat’s end of the field.
April Sorenson quickly set the ball and made a pass to Holly Downer, who was able to dribble past a Heat defender and send the winning goal over the keeper’s head and into the far corner of the net.
The win and the loss ended up giving the Net Rippers the No. 2 position in their flight. Only the No. 1 team from each flight advanced to the championship, where Las Vegas Premier ’94 White defended their crown in a 1-0 win over Neusport FC ’94 Green.
Net Rippers players include Rochelle Seymour, Jillian Olivera, Kaitlyn Varble, Kaelin Mejia, Holly Downer, Tia Lyons, Shannon Hubbard, Kaitlyn Dry, Kelsey Walsh, Alison Chambon, Alex Laing, April Sorenson, Shannon Prinz, Cora Moody, Jenna Geyer and Brianna Randall.
In recent league action, the Net Rippers remain undefeated in the U13 Gold division. They clinched the league championship last week with a 4-2 win over RSU Crush Premier.
— Joey Crandall can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (775) 782-5121, ext. 212.