Vikings’ girls soccer takes over first in league race |

Vikings’ girls soccer takes over first in league race

Jeremy Evans

The South Tahoe High girls’ soccer team’s 0-0 tie with Wooster on Sept. 9 dropped the Vikings from the top spot in the Sierra League. But a 4-0 victory over Wooster on Saturday at the Community Youth Sports Complex propelled the Vikings to the top of the league.

Jordan Pickering, Torri Lenstrom, Kylie Noll and Yesenia Jaimes each scored a goal for South Tahoe, which improved to 12-1-3 overall. Coupled with Douglas’ 2-1 loss to Galena on Saturday, the Vikings sit alone in the league standings, a position they held all of last season.

Douglas (6-1-1, 19 points) sits one point behind South Tahoe (6-0-2, 20 points) in the standings.

In the JV game, South Tahoe beat Wooster 10-0.

Last time Wooster and South Tahoe met, the Colts cruised to a 4-0 boys’ soccer win in the Sierra League opener for both teams. When the two teams met on Saturday, it was a different story.

Wooster capitalized on two defensive mistakes that resulted in free kicks – including one in the 77th minute – as the Colts escaped with a 3-2 road victory at the Community Youth Sports Complex.

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Edgar Hernandez scored in the 45th minute to tie the game at 1 before the Colts countered with a goal of their own to make it 2-1. Then in the 70th minute, Giovanni Perez’s corner kick found the head of Evan Sanchez, who redirected the ball to the far post to tie the game at 2.

South Tahoe (4-9-1 overall, 3-5 league) hosts Manogue on Wednesday.

Trevor Fairbank had two goals and an assist, while Arturo Mota had a goal and two assists to lead the Whittell boys’ soccer team to a 4-0 nonleague win at Yerington on Saturday.

Cody Williams also scored for the Warriors, who posted their second consecutive shutout and improve to 7-7-2 overall.

Whittell hosts Incline in a Northern 2A game on Tuesday in Zephyr Cove.

Defending 2A state champion Whittell resumed Northern 2A volleyball action by sweeping Hawthorne on Saturday.

The Warriors won 25-12, 25-10, 25-17 in Hawthorne to raise their league record to 4-1. Whittell (11-11) plays North Tahoe at 5 p.m. on Tuesday in Zephyr Cove.

The Lakers are the only Northern 2A school to defeat Whittell this season.