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Daly’s hat trick leads WHS to victory

Hannah Daly scored a hat trick as Whittell High bounced back from a tough loss to Truckee with a 4-1 girls’ soccer win over Fernley on Saturday in Zephyr Cove.

Following a 6-0 league-opening defeat to Truckee last Tuesday, the Warriors focused on shoring up several phases of their game.

“We were controlling the ball in the midfield better than we have been, and having Hannah’s speed up front helped,” said Whittell coach Lydia von Rumpf. “They have it together in the midfield, but we still have some work to do on defense.”

Kaitlin Potnick also scored for the Warriors (4-1), with Sasha Rupp collecting two assists and Jane MacKelvie one.

The Warriors play at Incline on Wednesday.

Warriors play a waiting game

A mix-up in game times delayed the start of the Whittell-Fernley boys’ prep soccer match by nearly two hours on Saturday.

Fernley, which thought the game was set for 1 p.m. instead of 11 a.m., recovered from an 1-0 deficit to beat the Warriors 3-1 in a nonleague game in Zephyr Cove.

Because of the late start, both coaches agreed to play 25-minute halves. Whittell took a 1-0 lead when Arturo Mota scored off of a pass from Mike Ferrante in the fifth minute. The Vaqueros tied the score by halftime and took charge with two second-half goals.

“We kind of laid an egg,” said Whittell coach Steve Maltase. “We just played real sloppy and didn’t look anything like we did against Truckee (on Tuesday).

“I’m hoping it was a little bump in the road.”

Whittell (3-3) returns to Nevada 3A play on Wednesday when it travels to Incline for a 7 p.m. game.

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