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Ferguson’s hat trick overwhelms Colts

Justeen Ferguson notched a hat trick and South Tahoe scored six first-half goals en route to a an 8-2 pounding of Wooster in a Sierra Division girls’ soccer match on Saturday in South Lake Tahoe.

The top-ranked Vikings improved to 10-0 overall and 3-0 in division play.

Tess Braun and Bree Norton each scored in the opening 10 minutes to put STHS ahead 2-0. Jamie Morris and Nina Thompson made the assists on those goals.

Before the half was over, Ferguson scored twice and Karli Vath and Brittany Barcellos added goals for a 6-0 lead. Britty Yure, Gina Locicero, Norton and Braun also collected assists in the opening half.

“We have injuries and sickness, so it was good us to come out strong and put the game away,” said STHS coach Clint Lockhart.

Wooster scored two of the first three goals in the second half, including a free kick from near field, but Ferguson and Janelle Perasso scored to give the Vikings the six-goal win. Locicero collected her second assist and Adara Munoz also set up a goal after halftime.

The next stretch of games will amount to rivalry week for the Vikings as they play host to Douglas on Tuesday and at Carson on Saturday.

“This next week is going to be a week of tests for us,” Lockhart said.

STHS boys soccer rebounds

Gil Navarro and Anthony DeMarta each scored goals as the South Tahoe boys’ soccer team rebounded from a rare loss with its 2-0 Sierra League win over Wooster on Saturday at South Tahoe Middle School.

The Vikings were coming off a 2-1 loss to Reno on Thursday, the program’s first league loss since 2001. South Tahoe now is 47-1-5 in its last 53 league games.

“We knew coming into this year that we weren’t going to be a high-scoring team and we would have to earn every win,” said coach Chris DeLeon. “That’s what they did on Saturday. They earned this victory.”

South Tahoe (6-3-1 overall, 2-1 league) hosts Douglas on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Whittell girls soccer destroys ‘Horns

Sasha Rupp had two goals and an assist to help lead the Whittell girls’ soccer team to a 7-0 nonleague win over the Battle Mountain Longhorns on Saturday in Zephyr Cove. Kerry Dunleavy, Hannah Daly and Gabi Tracy each finished with a goal and an assist, while Tierney McKool scored the first goal for the Warriors (7-2).

Whittell plays Yerington on Wednesday, then returns to league play with a game at North Tahoe on Thursday.

Whittell boys soccer edged

Battle Mountain scored on two free kicks and that was the difference in a 3-2 nonleague victory over the Whittell boys’ soccer team on Saturday in Zephyr Cove. Playing without injured starting goalkeeper Paul Waite, the Warriors got goals from Gabriel Camargo and Marty Rahbeck.

With the game tied at 2, the Longhorns scored on a free kick with about a minute remaining proved to the game-winning goal. Trailing 1-0 at halftime, Camargo’s goal in the 42nd minute tied it at 1, but Battle Mountain went up 2-1 in the 60th minute after converting another free kick.

Rahbeck found the equalizer in the 77th minute, only to see the Longhorns score a few minutes later. Whittell (4-8) plays Yerington on Wednesday.

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