The Sparks girls could not earn a ‘W’ after dropping games to Elko and Spring Creek Saturday.
On the boys side, the Railroaders shut out Elko and Spring Creek with 5-0 and 6-0 decisions.
Eric Ojeda led Sparks with two goals against the Indians and added another versus the Spartans, who are considered the top two teams in the other 3A North soccer league.
“The kids played well,” Sparks boys soccer coach Frank Avilla said. “We played the two toughest teams from the other side and we matched up well. We got good looks at everyone this weekend, which was the plan at this tournament.”
Roger Garcia and Kevin Partida both scored a goal in each game, while Edwin Navarro had a pair in the afternoon game.
The Sparks boys play North Tahoe Thursday on the road.
Without seven varsity starters, Sparks girls soccer coach Jerry Miller had to turn to several freshmen from the JV squad. That turned into a pair of one-sided losses.
In the morning game, Val Guerrero recorded 24 saves against Fallon. That was just in one half though. Monica Parra came in the second half and made 18 more saves.
Still, Sparks only lost 4-0 to Elko. Miller said the midfield defense was lacking and the team just allowed the Indians to repeatedly take shots on goal.
Miller also said a lot of his players were intimidated by the much bigger players on the other side.
The Railroaders did rebound in the second game, only losing 2-0 to Spring Creek. Guerrero played the entire game and picked up 14 saves.
Sparks (0-4-1) is at North Tahoe Thursday night for a 6 p.m. league clash.