The North Tahoe soccer teams traveled to the farthest reaches of Nevada this past weekend and returned with mostly positive results.
The boys defeated White Pine 6-0 on Friday — after playing White Pine to a 0-0 draw at home on Sept. 20 — and then beat West Wendover 4-1 on Saturday.
The girls, playing shorthanded with injuries, opened their road trip with a 1-0 loss at White Pine. They bounced back to defeat West Wendover 10-0 the next day.
Six different Lakers scored in the boys’ win over White Pine (5-3-2), a scrappy team team that played visiting Incline (6-0-2) to a 1-1 tie on Saturday. The Bobcats also defeated a strong Whittell team 2-1 in Zephyr Cove the previous weekend.
It was all North Tahoe (6-1-2) on Friday, however. José Chávez, Chase Whitney, Lucas Earley, Jesús Ortega, Adrian Ortega and Wildon DesLauriers netted a goal apiece, while Omar Vargas and the defense preserved the shutout.
The Lakers carried that momentum into Saturday’s win at West Wendover. José Chávez scored two goals to lead the offense. Chema Chávez and Adrian Ortega added a goal apiece.
The girls could have used a healthy roster against White Pine (6-5).
“The girls tried their best and worked hard. We have had some injuries to key players, including two of the captains, which has impacted the team,” North Tahoe coach Kristin Carlson said, adding that White Pine scored the only goal of the game after the Lakers’ goalie had the ball in her hands.
Carlson said the Lakers (8-2-1) played a solid game defensively, while Emma Sproehnle played well in several positions.
North Tahoe had an easier time at West Wendover (2-8-1) the next day. Francesca English and Haley Perkins each recorded hat tricks (three goals), while Johanna Gur scored two goals and Mallory Tyler and Valencia Covell each scored one goal.
Carlson complimented the play of Kasey Foster, Emma DesLauriers, Allie Doyle, Julia Semmens, English and Gur.
“We played especially well in the second half of this game,” she said. “They passed and worked well together as a team.”