Pershing County soccer loses to Fallon and Lowry

Pershing County's Anika Happy moves up the field with the ball against Lowry.

Pershing County's Anika Happy moves up the field with the ball against Lowry.

Last week on the road, Mustang soccer lost to Churchill County (11-0) and Lowry (8-0). 

The Greenwave and Buckaroos are the second and third teams in the 3A Northern - East league.

Coach Kelly Brooks acknowledges what the Mustangs were up against. 

"Both teams were very good but playing against them is making us better. We are using these matches to improve and prepare for the challenging games we think we can take," she said. "We try never to focus on the outcome of the game, but on how we are improving and how we can continue to improve."

This Friday the Mustangs go to Elko and play the top team in the league, the currently undefeated Elko Indians (6-0). 

On Saturday, they continue to Spring Creek (4-2).

On Sept. 29 and 30, the Mustangs are back on their home field to play White Pine (2-6) and West Wendover (1-7). 

It will be Homecoming Weekend for Lovelock.

Brooks emphasizes that despite their recent losses, the Mustangs are successful in many metrics.

They are a young team, with two seniors - Miya Gallagher and Mady Grenz. Grace Kalsem, Lily Burt, Kimberly Trowbridge and Yasmin Acosta are juniors. The sophomores are Lexie Portillo, Anika Happy, Riley Harvey, and Sugeily Valtierra. Five freshmen complete the roster - Briley Bird, Megan DeLaVega, Elizabeth Reeves, Alejandra Pineda and Nayeli Acosta.

"We continue to improve in basic skills, fitness and playing together as a cohesive team. The girls have great attitudes. No matter how much they are down, they play as hard as they can. They do not give up. I couldn't be prouder of them for that," she said.