Buckaroos drop home finale to Wolverines

Buckaroos drop home finale to Wolverines

Buckaroos drop home finale to Wolverines

A shorthanded Lowry High School boys soccer team took to its home field for the last time on Monday to take on perennial league power Truckee.

With just two substitutes available, the Buckaroos played toe-to-toe with the Wolverines in the first 40 minutes of play.

 The contest was scoreless until the 30th minute. The Wolverines grabbed a 1-0 lead after a corner kick hit off Lowry goalie Chris Schultz for an own goal.

Truckee added to its lead five minutes later, as the Wolverines had an open net as Schultz came out to play the ball, which got past him.

The momentum continued to shift in the early parts of the second half, when Truckee scored three goals in a five-minute stretch.

The Wolverines increased their lead to 3-0 in the 43rd minute on a penalty kick. However, a penalty kick was not immediately called on the foul. After a lengthy delay, the officials talked to each other and awarded the Wolverines the kick.

“It was the right call,” said LHS coach Steven Swanson. “It probably deserved a card. I was surprised he did not call it right away.”

Truckee added goals in the 46th and 48th minute to take a 5-0 advantage.

“For what we had to work with and the guys we were missing, I thought we were doing a good job,” Swanson said. “I knew we were in trouble after the penalty kick. You could just see us get deflated after that.”

Truckee added goals in the 59th and 72nd minute to account for the final score.

Lowry drops season 

finale to Sparks

Lowry finished its season on Wednesday in Sparks and lost 3-1.

The Buckaroos played the defending 3A state champions even for much of the day, with the match tied 0-0 at halftime.

Lowry secured a 1-0 advantage in the 63rd minute on a goal by Oscar Galarza.

Four minutes later, Sparks tied the match at 1-1 as Cesar Hernandez connected from 15 yards out on an assist by Berando Simental.

The Railroaders took the lead for good with 13 minutes to play on a goal from Alexes Cabrera.

Hernandex extended the margin to 3-1 with three minutes to play.

 The Buckaroos concluded the year seventh in the Northern 3A at 2-12-1.

The Buckaroos graduate eight seniors off of this year's squad.

North Tahoe, Truckee, Sparks, Elko and South Tahoe will advance to the Northern 3A Regional Championships in Winnemucca from Nov. 2-4.