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Incline soccer | Highlanders split against South Tahoe

The Incline soccer teams split against visiting South Tahoe on Thursday, as the girls lost a 3-2 heartbreaker before the boys won 4-1.

The Incline girls led 1-0 at the half, but the defending state champs scored three unanswered goals in the second half and held on for the Mount Rose League win.

Haley Derr scored the Highlanders' first goal on a free kick in the 18th minute. The Vikings struck early in the second half, as Brooke King knocked in the equalizer in the 42nd minute and Ally King scored the go-ahead goal just three minutes later.

Desi Benavidez extended the Vikings' lead to 3-1 with a goal in the 63rd minute. Derr added her second goal of the game off an assist from Kerrie Tonking in the 77th minute.

Incline dropped to 3-3 in league play and 12-5 overall, while South Tahoe improved to 5-0-1 in league and 13-1-1 overall.

The Incline boys caught the Vikings undermanned by some injuries and were able to dominate early and empty the bench late.

Kyle Reeves scored the first goal, assisted by Luis Munoz, in the first minute. Hector Banuelos pushed the lead to 2-0, assisted by Reeves, in the 27th minute, and Drew Bessette scored off an assist by Salvador Vargas in the 30th minute.

Marlon Correa rounded out the Highlanders' scoring off an assist by Salvador Vargas early in the second half. South Tahoe scored one in the 48th minute.

Incline is now 4-2 in the Mount Rose League and 9-6-1 overall.

UP NEXT: Incline will host Truckee on Tuesday, Oct. 16, girls at 4 p.m. and boys at 6.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Oct 15, 2012 04:04PM Published Oct 15, 2012 04:03PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.