Lake Tahoe CC soccer faces Redwoods on the road, men allow first goal in conference play |

Lake Tahoe CC soccer faces Redwoods on the road, men allow first goal in conference play

Anthony Gentile

REDDING, Calif. — The Lake Tahoe Community College soccer teams battled rainy, windy conditions on the road in a Golden Valley Conference doubleheader Friday, Oct. 15. The Coyotes faced College of the Redwoods in a twinbill held at Redding Soccer Park, highlighted by the women’s team delivering a 4-1 win.


In the first game of the doubleheader, the Lake Tahoe women’s team scored twice in each half en route to a 4-1 win over the Corsairs. Sophomore Shawa Guerrero-Escobedo accounted for the Coyotes’ goals in the first half and freshman Victoria Sanchez found the back of the net twice in the second half.

“We just need to find that extra bit of quality in the attacking third because we can’t keep expecting to get more chances, we simply have to be more efficient with the chances we have,” Coyotes coach Jeremy Evans said. “But we are creating chances, so it’s just a matter of time before we put it all together.”

Lake Tahoe (7-4-2, 4-1 GVC) opened the scoring in the 20th minute, when Guererro-Escobedo converted a penalty kick to make it 1-0. Thirteen minutes later, the Las Vegas native struck again off an assist from freshman Kenya Maltase — she added an assist, and is currently ranked 12th in the state with 32 points (12 goals, six assists).

Redwoods (0-7, 0-6) cut the Coyotes’ lead to 2-1 early in the second half, but the visitors had the answer. Sanchez scored in the 65th and 70th minutes to help Lake Tahoe win going away — the first of her two goals was a well-driven shot from outside the box.

Weather had an impact throughout the match, which LTCC won despite missing freshman starters Caitlyn Bidart and Rebecca Niblett. The victory kept the Coyotes in second place, a point behind conference leader Lassen College — the Cougars tied Shasta College on Friday.


LTCC’s men’s team capped the twinbill with a 1-1 draw against Redwoods. In the tie, the Coyotes allowed a goal for the first time in conference play — ending a stretch of four clean sheets.

Lake Tahoe (7-3-5, 3-0-2 GVC) dropped to third in the conference standings after the tie. The goal scored by Redwoods (5-7-1, 2-3-1) in the 30th minute ended the Coyotes’ shutout streak to start conference just shy of 400 minutes.

Both teams returned to action with a doubleheader at Shasta on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The Coyotes host a twinbill against Butte College on Friday, Oct. 21 — the women’s match is scheduled for 2 p.m. with the men’s match to follow.

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