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NU wins soccer opener

The Union Staff

Jocelyn Rapp scored twice in the first half and a stout defense made the early lead stand as the Nevada Union girls soccer team opened its season with a 2-1 victory Thursday at Colfax.

The Miners only shot four times in the first half, but converted two of those into goals. Rapp, a sophomore, scored in the 18th minute off an assist from Marinda Graham and then scored her second goal in the 23rd minute, assisted by Kacey Rogers, to give the Miners a 2-0 lead.

Colfax cut the gap in half with a goal four minutes before halftime, but the Falcons never got any closer.

“Neither team was at full strength because basketball is still going – they were missing six players and we were missing five – but it wasn’t a bad game,” Nevada Union coach Mike Voss said.

Junior goalkeeper Ariane Turner was credited with four saves and was aided by a defense led by sophomore center defender Molly Augustus. For the game, Nevada Union outshot Colfax by an 11-6 margin.

“I was happy with our midfield,” Voss said. “For their first game on a big field, they did well.”

In the junior varsity contest, Nevada Union and Colfax played to a 1-1 tie.

The Miners return to action next Friday with a game at Marysville, then play their home opener Feb. 28 against Bear River.


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