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Warriors sweep soccer matches from Fernley

David Werle / Special to the TribuneSierra Forvilly pushes the pace for the Warriors during a nonleague girls' soccer match against Fernley on Thursday in Fernley. Whittell won 2-0.

For 65 minutes, the Fernley Vaqueros frustrated the Whittell High School boys’ soccer team.

But in an 11-minute span, the Warriors turned defeat into victory with two goals for a 2-1 win in Fernley.

Fernley opened the scoring in the 16th minute, and Whittell netted the tying goal with 14 minutes to go when Trevor Fairbank scored off an assist from freshman Anders Chaplin.

In the 77th minute, junior T.J. Kolesnik headed in the game-deciding goal on a cornerkick by sophomore Simon Nikles, an exchange student from Switzerland.

“They didn’t give up,” said Whittell coach Steve Maltase. “They worked and played hard and deserved to win.

The win evened Whittell’s record at 3-3-1. Whittell will play host to Douglas at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Whittell girls’ soccer team raises record to 2-0

It’s going to be a lonely season on the sideline for Whittell girls’ soccer coach Tony Cormier.

Whittell High finished a 2-0 victory at Fernley on Thursday with the minimum 11 players, and the Warriors will play its next game with 10. A bloody nose and a sickness took care of Whittell’s bench against Fernley, and Cormier doesn’t expect to have any more than 14 players this season.

“We kind of did it without subs today, and the girls played well,” Cormier said. “Our defense did great, and we’re just playing better and better.”

Lexi Brooks and Sammy Brumbach each scored against the Vaqueros. In a 7-1 season-opening win over Yerington on Tuesday, Brumbach and Sierra Forvilly each scored twice, while Gabby Tracy, Ellie McCall and Taylor Shepack netted a goal. Whittell plays at Lovelock today.

Hug outlasts South Tahoe spikers in opener

South Tahoe nearly rallied from a two-game deficit to beat Hug in its volleyball opener Thursday night in South Lake Tahoe.

The Hawks won the first two games, 25-21 and 25-18, before the Vikings rebounded to win the next two games, 25-19 and 26-24. Hug took the deciding game, 15-9, to take the match.

“They really fought to the end in that (fourth) game but couldn’t carry that energy into the fifth game,” said STHS coach Meghan Reid. “There were a lot of good things … a couple places where they stepped up and did really well and proved themselves. In the end, it came down to who wanted the game more.”

Senior outside hitter Rachel Kaufer led the Vikings with 15 kills and six digs, while Kelsey Henderson and Page Gustofson topped the team with six blocks and four aces, respectively. South Tahoe will play at McQueen on Tuesday.

“I could tell the girls were pretty nervous,” Reid said. “This match was good because the coaches know what they have to work with and what we need to work on.”

Vikings’ girls’ tennis team pummels Fallon

South Tahoe won all nine doubles matches and all but one singles match in a 17-1 rout of Fallon on Thursday in South Lake Tahoe.

The Vikings (2-0) received three singles wins by Rebecca Roberts and Cassandra Marin. Senior Lindsey Martin-Buchanan won both of her singles matches.

In doubles, Mariella Penollar and Guadalupe Ramirez didn’t drop a single game in taking all three of their matches by 6-0 scores. Sisters Amanda and Emily Rives lost only four games in winning three matches. Shannon Piazzo and Kelsey Metzger earned a pair of wins, and Rachel Altman and Rosalie Annand subbed in to win in the third round.

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