Lake Tahoe CC men’s, women’s soccer teams sweep Redwoods on the road |

Lake Tahoe CC men’s, women’s soccer teams sweep Redwoods on the road

Anthony Gentile
Lake Tahoe forward Shawa Guerrero-Escobedo, pictured in a match earlier this season, scored a pair of goals in the Coyotes’ road victory over Redwoods on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Anthony Gentile / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

OROVILLE, Calif. — The Lake Tahoe Community College soccer teams took a road trip Tuesday, Oct. 13, and returned to the South Shore with decisive victories. The Coyotes men’s and women’s squads swept College of the Redwoods (Eureka, Calif.) in a doubleheader at Butte College. For the women, it marked their first conference win of the season.


In the second game of the doubleheader, Lake Tahoe’s men’s team blasted Redwoods 8-1. The Coyotes extended their unbeaten streak to nine matches behind a season-best offensive performance.

Lake Tahoe (9-3-2, 3-0-1 GVC) opened the scoring on a goal from Ross Brogan in the ninth minute, the first of five first-half goals. Jesse Anderson and Michael Akin each added a pair of scores for the Coyotes in the opening frame, as the visitors took a 5-1 lead into the break.

In the second half, the Coyotes got goals from Carlos Trujeque, Josh Sapsed and Alex Maphosa in a 12-minute span to punctuate the victory. Stephen Flora had a team-high three assists against Redwoods (0-6, 0-4).


Lake Tahoe’s women’s team opened the doubleheader with a decisive win over the Corsairs. The Coyotes beat Redwoods 5-0, notching their first Golden Valley Conference win of the campaign.

Shawa Guerrero-Escobedo got Lake Tahoe (3-7-1, 1-2) on the board with an unassisted goal in the 14th minute, her first of two in the match. Valeria Garcia found the back of the net off an assist from Monique Rodriguez in the 35th minute and Kendall Eagan scored five minutes later to put the Coyotes ahead 3-0 headed into the halftime.

Guerrero-Escobedo added her second seven minutes into the second half off an assist from Brianna Carroll. Belen Garza capped the scoring for Lake Tahoe in the 76th minute — the Coyotes’ five goals marked a season high.

Sophia Fobaire and Alicia Rea each played a half against Redwoods (3-8-1, 0-3), combining to pitch Lake Tahoe’s third shutout of the season. For the Coyotes, the victory ended a five-match losing streak.

Both teams return to action in a doubleheader at Shasta College (Redding, Calif.) on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The women’s game kicks off at 2 p.m., with the men’s match scheduled for after.

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