The Battle Mountain High School boys soccer team got off to a quick start in league play with a pair of victories at home this past weekend.
Battle Mountain overcame a 2-1 deficit on Friday to beat Dayton 3-2.
Battle Mountain began the scoring in the ninth minute, as the Dayton goalie misjudged the win and watched the ball roll past him on the quick field for a Longhorn goal.
The Dust Devils tied the match in the 32nd minute on a penalty kick and that was all the scoring for the first half.
Dayton took its first and only lead of the day in the 52nd minute, but Battle Mountain quickly tied the match two minutes later. The Longhorns scored the winning goal in the 74th minute of a corner kick.
Battle Mountain improved to 2-0 in the Northern 3A ‘B’ division with a 7-1 win over Whittell on Saturday afternoon. The Longhorns jumped out to a 3-1 lead at halftime and added four goals in the final 40 minutes.
Battle Mountain is back home Friday to play Fernley at 3 p.m. and Yerington visits on Saturday for an 11 a.m. start.
Those are final home games of September, as the Longhorns will not play again at home until Oct. 11.
Battle Mountain travels to White Pine on Friday, Sept. 20, and West Wendover on Saturday, Sept. 21.
The Longhorns make a trip to Fernley on Sept. 27 and Yerington on Sept. 28.