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Sparks girls soccer no match for Truckee
by Tribune Staff
Sep 20, 2013 | 752 views | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Sparks girls soccer team is having a hard time finding the back of the net. The Railroaders fell to Truckee, 5-0, at home Friday night, marking the second consecutive game without a goal.

"We haven't been able to carry through what we practice onto the field," coach Jerry Miller said. "Kind of making that last connection, we're missing between the midfielders and getting it up to our forwards and being able to turn it toward the goal. We don't have that strong of skill set up top yet. We're still looking."

Despite the large distance between the two teams, Sparks trailed 1-0 at the half before allowing four goals in the final 15 minutes.

"We just kind of ran out of gas," Miller said.

Miller admitted the zeros are frustrating but says his girls are still competing.

"If they would have played this well in the last two games we probably would have won," Miller said. "Truckee is really strong."

Miller credited a stingy Truckee defense, along with offensive woes, for the shutout. Sparks did not get off a shot on goal in the contest.

Now at 1-4, 1-3 in league games, Sparks hosts Spring Creek next Friday in the third of six consecutive home games.
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James IV
September 23, 2013
Wanted: New Head Coach Girls Soccer, inquire at Sparks High.
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