Lake Tahoe CC women’s soccer ties Cabrillo, falls to West Valley in road matches

Anthony Gentile
Lake Tahoe goalkeeper Sophia Fobaire pitched a shutout in the Coyotes’ 0-0 tie at Cabrillo on Friday, Sept. 4.
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The Lake Tahoe Community College women’s soccer team played a pair of road matches last weekend, and finished with a tie and a defeat. After drawing with Cabrillo College (Aptos, Calif.) 0-0 on Friday, Sept. 4, the Coyotes lost at West Valley College (Saratoga, Calif.) 2-0 the following afternoon.

“There were lots of positive developments over the weekend,” LTCC head coach Jeremy Evans said. “Our chemistry is developing and we’re getting there.”

On Friday, Lake Tahoe delivered what Evans said was its best performance of the season — but the team couldn’t convert chances to avoid a scoreless tie with Cabrillo. The Coyotes outshot the Seahawks 15-5, and had a shot hit the post along with misses on a handful of breakaways.

The Coyotes controlled play against Cabrillo due largely to strong play in central midfield areas. Sophia Fobaire started in goal and pitched a shutout.

“While we deserved the win on Friday, we didn’t find a way to score,” Evans said. “Unfortunately, that’s what it comes down to in this game sometimes — either you score or you don’t.”

In Saturday’s match, the Coyotes fell to West Valley 2-0. After a scoreless first half, a pair of mental lapses cost Lake Tahoe as it wore down over the last 45 minutes.

“We were in position to get a result, but broke down a bit in the second half and couldn’t find that extra boost in our legs to get it done,” Evans said. “West Valley ultimately outplayed us and got the result they deserved.”

Lake Tahoe (1-2-1) returns to action at home Saturday, Sept. 12, against College of the Sequoias (Visalia, Calif.). Kickoff is scheduled for 10 a.m.

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