Pershing County girls soccer team hosts annual tournament
To be the best you have to compete against the best.
Pershing County’s annual soccer tournament allowed the Mustangs to play against bigger schools. They took full advantage of the opportunity.
Busloads of teams from all over Nevada participated in the three-day tournament.
The games spilled over onto the turf and grass fields.
West Wendover, Lowry, Elko, Fernley, White Pine and Yerington sent girl’s teams.
Boys came from White Pine, Fernley, Elko, Yerington, Lowry and West Wendover.
Full results were not available at press time but Lovelock went 1-3 for the weekend and scored three goals.
They lost 4-1 to the Lowry JV, 2-0 to Fernley and 7-0 to the Elko JV. Pershing County beat Battle Mountain with a final score of 2-0.
It was the first time hosting a high school soccer tournament for six freshmen- Valerie Franco, Riley Harvey, Lexie Portillo, Ariana Garcia, Annika Happy and Sugeiley Valtierra.
For seniors Hannah Gonzalez, Julie Chandler, Jillian Bridges and Cora Trowbridge, it was the last time hosting a high school soccer tournament. They each graduate this spring.
They joined juniors Rylee Renfroe, Miya Gallagher, Mady Grenz and Mikayla Leavitt. Kendall Macedo, a junior, manages the team.
The sophomores are Yasmine Acosta, Eudosia Mendoza, Kimi Trowbridge, Lily Burt and Grace Kalsem.
What’s next for the Mustangs? For now, they take to the road.
The Mustangs travel to West Wendover (Sept. 2) and Ely (Sept. 3).
They’ll be back on their home field on Saturday, Sept. 10, to play Sage Ridge starting at 11 a.m.