Lake Tahoe CC men’s soccer beats Fresno 1-0, extends unbeaten streak to 10 |

Lake Tahoe CC men’s soccer beats Fresno 1-0, extends unbeaten streak to 10

Anthony Gentile

FRESNO, Calif. — The Lake Tahoe Community College men’s soccer team played a late-season non-conference match Tuesday — and continued its successful ways. The Coyotes beat Fresno City College 1-0, a win that extends their current unbeaten streak to 10 matches.

“It’s just our guys playing hard,” Coyotes head coach Ben Wade said. “They believe in themselves and the team — there is a feeling every time we step on the pitch that we will win.”

Lake Tahoe (11-4-3) scored the lone goal of the match in the first half — defender Ross Gray found the back of the net in the 45th minute off an assist from midfielder Soeren Gelbrecht. Coyotes goalkeeper Kyle Clark made seven point-blank saves as LTCC recorded its third straight shutout.

“Driving down and back in a day is tough,” Wade said. “Beating Fresno at their home pitch is almost unheard of — they were a great side.”

“There is a feeling every time we step on the pitch that we will win.”
Ben Wade
Coyotes head coach

For Fresno (11-6-2), the loss ended a five-match unbeaten streak. The Rams came into the game second in the Central Valley Conference standings.

Lake Tahoe has won eight matches during its current 10-game unbeaten streak — through Wednesday, the Coyotes were ranked 13th in the state and sixth in Northern California. LTCC has also returned to the NSCAA Junior College Division III national poll this week, checking back in at 20th in the nation.

“The guys believe in LTCC,” Wade said. “I hear them talking about it among themselves — they talk about the patch they wear on their uniforms and how they know the entire college is backing them when they step on the field.”

Lake Tahoe returns to action on the road Friday against Lassen College (Susanville, Calif.). The Coyotes conclude the regular season next Tuesday at Shasta College (Redding, Calif.).

Coyotes women blank Redwoods 4-0

REDDING, Calif. — The Lake Tahoe Community College women’s soccer team rolled to a road victory Tuesday afternoon. The Coyotes scored three goals in a seven-minute span en route to a 4-0 victory over College of the Redwoods (Eureka, Calif.) in a match played at Redding Soccer Park.

Lake Tahoe (8-4-5, 4-1-3 Golden Valley) opened the scoring in the 27th minute when forward Tianna Carrington scored her 11th goal of the season. Midfielder Tess Braun scored seven minutes later off an assist from midfielder Marisol Lizaola, and two minutes after that midfielder Keely Martin made it 3-0.

In the second half, Lizaola capped the scoring with an 80th-minute goal. LTCC goalkeeper Alejandra Orozco pitched her sixth shutout of the season in the win.

Through Wednesday’s matches, Lake Tahoe was ranked 14th in Northern California. The Coyotes play at Lassen College (Susanville, Calif.) on Friday, and host Fresno City College on Saturday at 1 p.m. in a non-conference match.

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