Lowry’s Christian Cuevas controls the ball from an Elko defender during their match on April 7 in Elko.
Lowry’s Christian Cuevas controls the ball from an Elko defender during their match on April 7 in Elko.
The Lowry High School boys soccer team did not have the best of luck against Elko during the regular season in the 3A East this spring.

The Indians swept the Buckaroos in both matches by a combined score of 8-0, including a 6-0 victory in Winnemucca on Wednesday, March 31.

Two of Lowry’s three losses in league play were to Elko and the two rivals closed out the season on Wednesday, April 7, at Adobe Middle School. 

At stake was the 3A East title. The two teams did not disappoint as it took longer than the regular 80 minutes to complete. In fact, the match went into double overtime, with the Indians’ scoring the game winner with one minute left in double overtime to claim a  2-1 victory.

Lowry controlled much of the action in the first 40 minutes of play, as freshman Jesus Guizar had an early opportunity to score but saw the shot go over the net. Moments later, Christian Cuevas had his shot stopped by Elko goalie Eric Azcue.

After each team had a couple more scoring chances, the Buckaroos struck first in the 23rd minute on a shot by Cuevas.

Just before the break, Elko’s Jose Ventura sent in the equalizing goal in the 39th minute to make the score 1-1 at halftime.

Andrew Bravo and Cuevas had looks at the goal at the beginning of the second half, but could not find the net and the contest remained at 1-1 at the end of regulation. 

Jose Avila saw a shot go wide of the net in overtime and a header by Alex Ruiz bounced off and over the crossbar.

Elko thought it had the game-winning goal in the 103rd minute, but it was called back. However, with a minute left to go, Elko’s Marquos Meza found the back of the net for the winning goal.

Lowry finished the year at 7-4.