Lake Tahoe CC men’s soccer downs Feather River 1-0 with late goal |

Lake Tahoe CC men’s soccer downs Feather River 1-0 with late goal

Anthony Gentile
Lake Tahoe midfielder Ivan Rodriguez provided the assist on the Coyotes’ match-winning goal in their 1-0 victory at Feather River on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Anthony Gentile / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

Coyotes doubleheader

Lake Tahoe CC vs. Butte

Friday, Oct. 9 at LTCC

Men’s match 2 p.m., Women’s match 4 p.m.

QUINCY, Calif. — In a crucial Golden Valley Conference match, the Lake Tahoe Community College men’s soccer team found a way to get the result. The Coyotes beat Feather River College 1-0 on the road Tuesday, Oct. 6, notching their first league victory with late goal from Jerrell Cato.

“I’m very proud of the guys,” Coyotes head coach Ben Wade said. “Winners find a way to win.”

As the back and forth match wound down, Lake Tahoe (7-3-2, 1-0-1 GVC) took the victory with an 86th-minute strike from Cato. The sophomore put a driven cross from Ivan Rodriguez in the back of the net, and the Coyotes hung on to hand Feather River (6-4-1, 1-1) its first conference defeat.

“It was a hard-fought match as this rivalry is one of the best in soccer,” Wade said. “This was tough and our preseason schedule, cohesiveness and desire as a team really showed.”

The Coyotes opened conference play with a scoreless draw at Lassen College (Susanville, Calif.) on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The defending conference champions bounced back a week later to extend their unbeaten streak to seven matches.

Tuesday’s win puts Lake Tahoe atop the CCCSCA power rankings both in Northern California and statewide. The Coyotes also returned to the NSCAA Junior College Div. III national rankings, checking back in at 13th in the poll released Tuesday.

Lake Tahoe returns to action at home on Friday, Oct. 9, when it faces Butte College (Oroville, Calif.). Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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