Battle Mountain's Vivian Soto controls possession of the ball with her foot.
Battle Mountain's Vivian Soto controls possession of the ball with her foot.
The Battle Mountain High School girls soccer team split a pair of matches this past week, losing 4-1 to Pershing County on Wednesday, March 31, and beating West Wendover 4-1 on Saturday afternoon.

The Lady Longhorns played their final home game of the shortened season against rival Pershing County and honored its three seniors Jackie La Riva, Reagan Buller and Giovanna Ortiz. 

Ortiz passed away in January and  had her number retired at the start of the season.

Her family was part of the ceremony on March 30.

The Lady Mustangs played spoiler on senior night, scoring in the 17th minute to lead 1-0 and kept that same margin to halftime. 

Pershing County added goals in the 44th and 55th minutes to go in front 3-0.

Battle Mountain got on the board in the 65th on a goal by one of its seniors. Buller, who played goalie for the first half and part of the second half, moved to the regular field of play and found the net in the 65th minute.

Battle Mountain kept the offensive pressure going after that, which included a shot off the bar. Pershing County stretched the lead to 4-1 in the 79th minute.

Battle Mountain closes out the season with road trips to White Pine on Friday and Sage Ridge on Saturday.