Vikings bury Greenwave with five-goal output
FALLON – Carly Martin scored a goal for Fallon in the fifth minute of the first half of a Sierra Division girls’ soccer match against South Tahoe on Tuesday.
Martin kicked the ball into the net from the left corner of the box to put Fallon ahead, 1-0. The goal woke up the Vikings as they romped to a 5-1 victory at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex.
South Tahoe ended a two-game winless streak to improve to 2-1-1 in division play and 7-2-1 overall. The loss is Fallon’s fifth in a row and drops it to 0-4 in the Sierra League and 2-7 overall.
Fallon’s lead lasted until the 16th minute when the Vikings’ Ali Palacios scored from the right corner of the box to knot things at 1.
“We started off pretty well, got ahead and that was nice,” Fallon coach Lance Lattin said. “But we had defensive errors that cost us goals. We didn’t have the majority of the possession, but when we had the ball we were getting some opportunities.”
Sixteen minutes later, Alexis Arens gave South Tahoe the lead for good with a shot from out front. The Vikings kept the ball close to Fallon’s net and for the match took 17 shots on goal to only six for the Wave.
“It was a good match,” South Tahoe coach Clint Lockhart said. “We started off slow and made a mental mistake, but the girls turned it on and corrected it and finished like they should have from the start of the match. So it was good.”
South Tahoe steadily increased its lead in the second half. Cassandra Diaz scored a goal in the fourth minute to make he score 3-1. Shelbi Spicer added a goal in the 18th minute and scored the final goal in the 25th minute.
JVs improve to 4-0 in division
The South Tahoe JV girls’ soccer team used a hat trick by Shannon Colleton to thump the Greenwave 5-1 Tuesday in Fallon.
Two of Colleton’s three first-half goals were unassisted. Alyssa Lowe had the only assist to the hat trick.
Brooke King scored twice for the Vikings in the second half, and Fallon didn’t break up the shutout until the 78th minute on a penalty kick. Annie Kate Genasic assisted on one of King’s goals.
The win raised STHS’s Sierra Division record to 4-0.
“They are good team and fun to work with,” said STHS JV coach Bill Spicer.
Last Saturday, South Tahoe edged Galena 3-2 on Lowe’s game-winning goal in the 68th minute. Colleton worked the ball into the box before dishing it to Lowe for the game-winner. Colleton opened the scoring in the 18th minute on an assist by Larissa Angelocci. Alisa Caro connected for the Vikings’ second goal with Colleton setting up the score.
– Tribune Sports Editor Steve Yingling contributed to this story.
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