The Truckee JV girls soccer team started their season off with an 8-0 victory over visiting Lowry on Saturday.
The Wolverines took command from the start with a beautiful header goal from Sophie Warren off a perfectly placed corner kick by Kayla Redner in the opening minutes of the game.
Truckee continued its offensive attack and placed another ball in the back of the net by Chase Rosellen with the assist by Brenna Wapstra Scott just 5 minutes into the game.
Truckee continued to press Lowry hard and quickly added two more goals, one by Natalie Seelenfreund 8 minutes in and another by Warren at the 10-minute mark.
The Wolverines were able to find the back of the net for the fifth time before half time with a goal by Zareli Villa off the pass of Jennifer Martinez.
Lowry had a tough time breaking through the Truckee defense — led by Chloe Murphy, Ella Barzel, Corrine Doerner and Heather Pendelton — and the Wolverines worked their passing game beautifully by moving the ball down the field with ease.
The first-half shutout was preserved by goalie Lexie Smith.
At the start of the second half the Wolverines showed they were still on their toes with sharp ball control by Nikki Harris, Mia Winans, Evelyn Pena and Marley Simson.
The Wolverines were able to take advantage of the 50-50 balls and push down field where Harris scored goal No. 6 off an assist from Waptra Scott 15 minutes into the second half.
The Wolverines continued to wear Lowry down with accurate ball movement down the field. Murphy put a penalty kick in the upper left corner of the goal, extending the lead to 7-0 at minute 60. Lowry continued to try to pressure the Wolverines until the end when Redner put in the final goal at the whistle.
The Wolverines are gearing up for their next match against South Tahoe on Tuesday in South Tahoe.
— This article was submitted to Sierra Sun Sports Editor Sylas Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.