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Sparks boys soccer rips Fallon
by Tribune Staff
Oct 29, 2013 | 1040 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Sparks Railroaders kept their perch atop the Div. I-A North League boys soccer standings thanks to an 8-0 home romp over Fallon Tuesday afternoon.

The victory pushed Sparks' record to 15-1 overall and 14-1 in league contests. Sparks, which sits just ahead of Truckee's 13-1-1 mark, wraps up its conference schedule Thursday at traditionally tough South Tahoe. Sparks got by South Tahoe 2-1 after scoring in the final minute of the previous meeting between the two schools, earlier this month at SHS.

"I'm in awe to be honest," Sparks coach Frank Avilla said. "Our boys continue to get better. The mark of a good team is to see improvement each and every week.

"We looked really good but on any given day anything can happen. We must be ready for South Tahoe. We play up there. It will be different. It's going to be cold. This is Nevada soccer weather, but the boys adapted well today."

Against Fallon Tuesday, Sparks needed just nine minutes to get on the scoreboard. Freshman Jesus Partida gave Sparks a 1-0 lead thanks to an unassisted goal in the ninth minute. Next, Ruben Pacheco scored on a direct kick in the 16th minute, forging Sparks ahead 2-0.

Sparks extended its edge to 4-0 by halftime. Christian Moron corralled a ball that came off the crossbar of the Fallon goal and knocked it into the net for a Sparks goal at the 27-minute mark. Then, in the 41st minute, Partida collected his second goal thanks to a Pacheco assist.

The host Railroaders did not let up after halftime. Sparks put up its fifth goal just four minutes into the second half. Oscar Gomez handled those scoring honors after Pacheco gave away another assist.

Sparks tacked on its final three goals in the 53rd, 55th and 75th minutes. Pacheco, Partida and Alex Medina accounted for the trio of scores respectively.

Sparks got off 40 shots on goal compared to just five for the visiting Greenwave.
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