Vikings put a hurting on Manogue in 6-0 win
South Tahoe High’s offense opened the boys’ soccer season in high gear Friday at the Howell Memorial Tournament in Reno.
The Vikings erupted for 11 goals in victories over Bishop Manogue and Fernley at the South Valleys Sports Complex.
Edgar Hernandez scored a hat trick as the Vikings routed Manogue 6-0 in a 50-minute match. Derek Caro, Cody Williams and Kory DiGrande added goals to complete the one-sided match.
In their second match, five different Vikings scored in a 5-1 blitzing of Fernley. Hernandez scored his fourth goal of the season, with Williams, Carlos Martinez, Luca Genasci and Emilio Romero also finding the back of the net for the Vikings.
“They played awesome,” said STHS coach Hugo Lizaola. “They played well together, and there was really good passing.”
South Tahoe (2-0) will play Incline at 10 a.m. Saturday to determine seeding for the noon semifinals.
Girls split 1-0 matches
The South Tahoe girls’ soccer team was on both ends of 1-0 outcomes Friday under new coach Chris DeLeon.
South Tahoe lost to Reno 1-0 in its season opener, but bounced back to defeat Elko 1-0 at the Howell Memorial Tournament in Reno.
Freshman Kelly Colleton scored the Vikings’ winning goal against Elko, volleying in a shot from the top of the 18 in the 30th minute.
“Defensively, we worked really well, and offensively we gave ourselves opportunities that we were able to take advantage of one time,” DeLeon said.
South Tahoe’s defense allowed just two Elko shots against junior keeper Janet Campuzano.
South Tahoe (1-1) wraps up pool play against Galena at 9 a.m. Saturday at the South Valleys Sports Complex. It is a rematch of last year’s state semifinals that the Grizzlies won in OT.
Successful return for WHS
Whittell made a triumphant return to girls’ soccer Friday, a year after the program shut down because of declining interest.
The Warriors won three games, including a shootout win over the hosts, at the Quincy tournament. Sierra Forvilly and Sammy Brumbach each scored a goal in a 2-0 blanking of Chester. Skylar Smith and Jenny Shepack contributed assists.
Shepack chipped in the Warriors’ only goal against Quincy, and the tournament hosts forced a penalty-kick shootout by scoring with 10 minutes to go. But Whittell dominated the penalty kicks, winning 4-2 as Shepack, Brumbach, Forvilly and Taryn Bourne converted attempts.
Capping Whittell’s perfect day was the team’s 3-0 shutout of Portola. Shepack, Forvilly and Brumbach knocked in goals, while Smith collected her second assist on the day.
Warriors lead pool play
Whittell’s boys’ soccer team positioned itself for the playoff round with a pair of victories Friday at the Quincy tournament.
Senior T.J. Kolesnik scored twice – once on a throw-in by Trevor Fairbank – in a 3-0 romp over Tulelake. Kolesnik almost scored a third time, but his breakaway shot hit the post, then Fairbank converted the rebound.
Tulelake had beaten the Warriors at this tournament in previous years, so Whittell coach Steve Maltase was pleased with the win.
“I thought we played really well in the first game,” Maltase said. “It was really windy in the second game, and we got sloppy. We need to convert more, but this wasn’t bad.”
The Warriors battled their next opponent, University Prep of Redding, Calif., to a 0-0 tie, necessitating a shootout. The teams went back and fourth before Jess Latta scored the deciding penalty kick in the 7-6 victory.
Maltase said a defensive effort led by senior sweeper Blake Heldt-Werle kept the opposing shots to a minimum. Sophomore keeper Austin Neil made four saves in the two matches, according to Maltase.
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