South Tahoe edges Fallon Greenwave
October 14, 2008
FALLON – If goose eggs were golden, the Fallon girls’ soccer team would be very rich. In soccer, however, such eggs are worthless if they are on your side of the scoreboard.
The Lady Wave added another one to their basket on Tuesday with a 1-0 Sierra League loss to South Tahoe at the Ed Arciniega Athletic Complex. The loss dropped Fallon to 5-9-2 overall and 2-8-1 in league play, while the Vikings improves to 14-1-4 overall and 9-1-1 in league.
“They (South Tahoe) had some good shooting opportunities, but the one goal they did get was a mental mistake on our part,” Fallon coach Lance Lattin said. “We had somebody get caught in a bad position and didn’t put pressure on the ball.”
Forward Nina Thompson scored in the first half for the game’s only goal. The Lady Wave didn’t force either Viking goalie to make a save, according to STHS coach Clint Lockhart, but the Vikings were unable to put away their scoring chances.
“It was pretty frustrating on our part because we had lots of opportunities,” said STHS coach Clint Lockhart. “If we want to finish strong and go deep into the playoffs, we have to find a way to put the ball in the back of the net.”
The shutout loss was the Lady Wave’s seventh in their last 10 matches, and the eighth time they’ve been blanked in that time, including Saturday’s scoreless tie with Manogue.
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“We’re a good defensive team, but we haven’t been able to finish,” Lattin said. “We don’t have possession, we don’t have the experience some of the teams have. Our passes aren’t always on target.”
Tribune staff writer Jeremy Evans contributed to this report.
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