The Railroaders fell to 17-3-1 with the loss and will represent the North in next week’s state tournament as the North’s No. 2 seed. The state tournament starts Friday at Dayton High.
Jesus Partida sneaked behind the Wolverines’ defense in the fourth minute and put the Railroaders in front with the unassisted tally.
Sparks’ advantage held through halftime until Truckee scored three unanswered goals in the second half.
Rolando Zarate tied the match in the 58th minute before team captain Thomas Arnstein put the Wolverines in front for good 10 minutes later. Arnstein was tripped in the goal box, earning a penalty kick which he took advantage of.
Nick Oberriter added an insurance tally in the 75th minute.
The Railroaders had a number of chances to tie the game in the second half, or draw within a goal, but could not put the ball in the back of the net.
Said Sparks coach Frank Avilla: “We couldn’t finish.”