Lake Tahoe CC men’s, women’s soccer teams sweep Shasta on the road
REDDING, Calif. — The Lake Tahoe Community College men’s and women’s soccer teams rolled to wins in a road doubleheader on Tuesday, Oct. 20 — and did so with identical scores. The Coyotes beat their Shasta College counterparts 5-1, as each team continued winning streaks with Golden Valley Conference victories.
COYOTES’ WOMEN RIDE FAST START PAST KNIGHTS
In the opener, the LTCC women’s team raced out to a 4-0 halftime lead en route to a second straight conference victory. The Coyotes beat Shasta 5-1, and could have delivered a more decisive result.
“I’m obviously satisfied that we got our second consecutive conference win, but I am not happy with the efficiency of our attackers,” Coyotes head coach Jeremy Evans said.
For Lake Tahoe (4-8-1, 2-3 GVC), Shawa Guerrero-Escobedo and Brianna Carroll scored twice in the win with Minerva Sanchez adding a goal. Sabrina Isay and Valeria Garcia had an assist apiece against Shasta (1-7, 1-4).
“Shasta played a high offsides line, which allowed us numerous opportunities once we figured out the type of balls into the attacking area that would create chances,” Evans said. “Unfortunately we just didn’t convert them.”
The Coyotes are on their first winning streak of the season, winning their last two matches by a combined score of 10-1. Lake Tahoe currently sits in fourth place in the conference standings, ahead of home matches with league-leading Lassen College (Susanville, Calif.) and second-place Feather River College (Quincy, Calif.) next week.
“We are still developing a collective belief in how we are trying to play and understanding why we are playing that way because, now, the games get harder and we have to be better,” Evans said.
LTCC MEN EXTEND UNBEATEN STREAK TO DOUBLE DIGITS
The Lake Tahoe men’s team wrapped up the doubleheader with a 5-1 win over the Knights. The Coyotes scored the first five goals of the match while extending their unbeaten streak to 10 matches.
Lake Tahoe (10-3-2, 4-0-1 GVC) opened the scoring in the 12th minute, when Dillan Yatusake scored off an assist from Ivan Rodriguez. Alex Maphosa scored assisted by Ross Brogran 11 minutes later, and the Coyotes took a 2-0 lead into the break.
In the second half, Carlos Trujeque (51st minute), Stephen Flora (62nd minute) and Chava Garcia (80th minute) scored as the Coyotes rolled to victory. Shasta (0-10-3, 0-4-1) avoided the shutout by scoring with five minutes left.
The Coyotes have a one-point lead atop the Golden Valley Conference standings, and are currently ranked fourth in the regional and statewide power rankings. Lake Tahoe checked in at 13th in the NSCAA Junior College Div. III national rankings released last Tuesday.
Lake Tahoe’s men’s team returns to action at home Saturday, Oct. 24, with a non-conference match against Gavilan College (Gilroy, Calif.) at 3 p.m. Both Coyotes’ teams have a home conference doubleheader next Tuesday against Lassen — the first match is scheduled for 2 p.m.
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