WHS soccer falls to Incline
INCLINE VILLAGE, NEV. – Whittell High School took on Incline on the road on Thursday, with the boys dropping their match 2-1 and the girls losing 2-0.
The boys ended their six-game scoreless drought as Derek Heldt-Wherle scored in the 50th minute to tie the game, but lost one of their top players in Mark Waite, who collided head-to-head with an Incline player.
“I thought we played really inspired,” said coach Steve Maltase. “Our guys stepped up after that, stayed in the game and kept battling the whole game.”
Incline struck first in the match with a goal from Kyle Reeves in the second minute of the game on a breakaway after the collision. Reeves would score again in the 59th minute to give Incline the lead and the win in a physical game that saw several yellow cards on both sides.
“We were just unlucky at the end,” said Maltase. “They were aggressive, you got to give them credit.”
The girls lost to Incline 2-0, though coach Pat Kelly said his girl played a good game, and Incline’s two goals were simply good shots.
“I think we’re playing soccer right now,” said Kelly. “Incline is one of the better teams in the league.
“It’s one of those games we needed a little more offensively, our defense played solid.”