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Douglas soccer remains atop Sierra League

Jeremy Evans

After 160 minutes of soccer, South Tahoe and Douglas still doesn’t know which school has the better girls’ soccer team.

The Vikings’ Cassandra Diaz converted a penalty kick in the 70th minute as South Tahoe salvaged a 1-1 Sierra League tie with the Tigers on Saturday at the Community Youth Sports Complex. The two teams also battled to a 1-1 earlier this season in Minden.

“No matter what, these games are always intense because, not only is Douglas a good team, it’s a rivlary game,” said STHS coach Clint Lockhhart. “I am not disappointed with the tie, but I am disappointed with the way we came out. We didn’t come out hard. They definitely outplayed us in the first half.”

In the seventh minute, Douglas’ Tia Lyons scored to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead. It stayed that for the next 60 minutes, though Douglas had to hold off several South Tahoe attacks in the second half.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game for us, and we went into knowing we’d have to keep our defensive posture,” said DHS coach Lorraine Fitzhugh. “We’re such a young team, and I still feel we’re gelling.”

With the tie, Douglas remains in the first place in the league standings with at 9-1-2 (29 points). The Vikings are second at 8-0-4 (28 pionts). Both teams have two games remaining in the regular season, including dates with Carson next week.

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Also on Saturday, the South Tahoe boys’ soccer team defeated Douglas 2-1. South Tahoe won the JV match 2-0.

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