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Elko gets best of Tahoe strikes

Michael Traum

South Tahoe High’s girls soccer team opened the season with a hard-fought 2-1 loss at Elko on Saturday.

With school not scheduled to start until this week, the Vikings battled a lack of numbers and required practices. In addition, temperatures reached 100 degrees in the Nevada high desert.

“That really was a factor,” said Tahoe co-coach Sasha Adler-Turk. “We (marked) Elko’s main threat really well. We rotated players and positions because of the heat. It was a good learning experience for us.”

Tahoe’s goal was credited as an “own goal” by Elko. But Adler-Turk said Ashlee Francis and Emily Magana were in the area.

The Vikings (0-1) next play at Reed on Wednesday.

South Tahoe High’s boys soccer team lost its season opener to Elko, 2-1, on Saturday in South Lake Tahoe.

Viking senior Jeff Orr opened the scoring just six minutes in. But Tahoe, which according to coach Joe Winters was having problems with putting quality passing combinations together, watched as the Indians scored two unanswered goals in the first half.

South Tahoe travels to Reed on Wednesday.

Whittell High’s boys and girls soccer teams played at the Quincy Tournament over the weekend.

The boys, which tied for first in last year’s tournament, finished with one win and three losses.

“We didn’t do as well as last year, but we played well at times. Eight of our 16 guys have no varsity experience, so we played better than I expected,” said Warrior boys coach Steve Maltase.

The girls team, which won last year’s tournament, finished the weekend at 3-2.

Both teams travel to North Tahoe on Wednesday for nonleague contests.

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