Lake Tahoe CC women’s soccer can’t stop slide, falls to Butte 3-0 |

Lake Tahoe CC women’s soccer can’t stop slide, falls to Butte 3-0

Anthony Gentile
Lake Tahoe sophomore Brianna Carroll chases down a loose ball in attack during the Coyotes’ Golden Valley Conference match against Butte on Friday, Oct. 9.
Anthony Gentile / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Looking for its first conference win, the Lake Tahoe Community College women’s soccer team suffered a frustrating home defeat on Friday, Oct. 9. The Coyotes fell to Butte College (Oroville, Calif.) 3-0, unable to capitalize on opportunities en route to a sixth straight loss.

Lake Tahoe (2-8-1, 0-3 GVC) controlled play early, but couldn’t finish its chances in front of net. The Coyotes had four scoring opportunities in the first 14 minutes — including a pair of breakaways for leading scorer Shawa Guerrero-Escobedo — but were unable to put them away.

Instead of taking an early lead, the Coyotes remained tied with Butte (8-2, 3-0) after the opening quarter-hour. After the Roadrunners absorbed Lake Tahoe’s early barrage, the visitors struck on their first shot of the match.

In the 19th minute, Butte’s Emilie Duke sent a free kick towards the goal from 35 yards out. Lake Tahoe goalkeeper Alejandra Orozco charged the ball but missed it, and it bounced into the net for the first goal of the match.

Late in the first half, a second Lake Tahoe miscue on a set piece allowed the Roadrunners to take a 2-0 lead. Cassidy Murphy sent a free kick toward the Coyotes’ goal that Orozco misjudged, and it found the back of the net in the 43rd minute.

After the break, Lake Tahoe’s best chance to get back into the match came on a free kick — but a header from Sabrina Isay sailed wide of the goal. In the 73rd minute, Butte put the match out of reach when Duke beat Coyotes goalkeeper Alicia Rea nearside with a free kick from outside the box.

The Coyotes resumed conference play on the road Tuesday. Lake Tahoe traveled to play College of the Redwoods (Eureka, Calif.) in a match held at Butte.

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