Lake Tahoe college soccer teams rolling at halfway point in GVC
Lake Tahoe Community College’s men’s and women’s soccer teams finished the first half of Golden Valley Conference play with victories Friday afternoon over Shasta College in South Lake Tahoe.
The women won 5-0 and the men 8-0.
The women finished the first round by out scoring their six opponents 43-0. Their closest contest was a 3-0 victory over second place Butte.
For the Graciela Palencia scored two goals and Melanie Ara had a goal and an assist to lead the women while Jazmine Corvalan added two assists and Jenny Camacho and Mylene Moran added the other two goals for the Lady Coyotes.
“We generated lots of chances, but Shasta did a great job of defending us with a combination of a creating high line at times and then staying compact and deeper at other times,” said Lady Coyotes head coach Jeremy Evans. “That seemed to confuse us as we were called for numerous offsides infractions coupled with being impatient around the box. The best thing to come from the game was our two goals off corner kicks. We haven’t been great at scoring off set pieces but we were against Shasta.”
The Lady Coyotes (10-2-3 overall, 6-0 GVC) , who moved up to No. 11 in the national poll that was released Tuesday, Oct. 17, will host Lassen at 4 p.m. Friday. They beat Lassen 9-0 in their first meeting.
The men substituted freely during its 8-0 thrashing of Shasta, who is winless in GVC play.
They are gearing up to try and payback Lassen for their lone league loss. The Coyotes (9-3-3, 4-1-1 GVC) fell 3-0 in Susanville in their first meeting.
“This Friday will be a battle for sure and we will switch a few things up to change the outcome and one of them is not getting a guy sent off with 77 minutes remaining,” said Coyotes head coach Nicholas Arbelaez about the last meeting. “We plan to take their best player out of the game with man marking a bit. We’’ have some strategic changes but I believe we are playing well and don’t want to adjust too much. We are getting everyone healthy which is nice too. Every game means something and Friday isn’t any different. We know we need a win.”
Kickoff for the boys is at 2 p.m.