Lake Tahoe CC women’s soccer rolls past Shasta in regular season finale |

Lake Tahoe CC women’s soccer rolls past Shasta in regular season finale

Anthony Gentile

REDDING, Calif. — The Lake Tahoe Community College women’s soccer team finished the regular season in style Tuesday. The Coyotes beat Shasta College 5-0 on the road to finish in second place in the Golden Valley Conference.

“We controlled the tempo of the game very well,” LTCC head coach Christian DeLeon said.

Lake Tahoe (10-5-5, 6-1-3 Golden Valley) had a 2-0 lead at halftime and added three more after the break. Midfielder Keely Martin led the way with two goals and an assist — her second-half tallies came six minutes apart off assists from midfielder Tess Braun.

Midfielder Brianna Carroll opened the scoring with a goal in the 15th minute, and forward Tori Smith added to the Coyotes’ lead 19 minutes later. Defender Janelle Perasso capped the scoring in the 67th minute off an assist from Smith.

Lake Tahoe goalkeeper Alejandra Orozco made five saves to record her eighth shutout of the season. The Coyotes ended the season with 21 points, four ahead of third-place Lassen College — Feather River College won the conference championship with 26 points.

“I’m very proud of what these ladies have accomplished,” DeLeon said.

With its regular season now over, Lake Tahoe waits to find out its playoff fate while other teams finish up. The Coyotes were ranked 10th in Northern California through Tuesday’s matches — the top 16 teams in the power rankings make the playoffs.

Coyotes men finish unbeaten in conference play

With the conference championship in hand, the Lake Tahoe Community College men’s soccer team wrapped up the regular season with a decisive road victory Tuesday. The Coyotes blanked Shasta College 6-0 to finish unbeaten in conference play.

For Lake Tahoe (13-4-3, 7-0-1 Golden Valley) the victory was its fifth straight to close out the regular season and extended its unbeaten streak to 12 matches. Midfielder Ali Giamattei scored two goals in the win and defender Josh Jirbandey had a goal and an assist — forward Otto Sekandangu, forward Sam Kitchen and midfielder Carlos Trujeque each added goals.

The Coyotes were ranked 13th in the NSCAA Junior College Division III final regular season poll, released Tuesday. Through Tuesday’s matches, Lake Tahoe was ranked seventh in the state and sixth in Northern California in the statewide power rankings.

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