Sports Roundup: South Tahoe volleyball wins at Elko and Spring Creek, Lake Tahoe CC women’s soccer falls in road matches
VIKINGS VOLLEYBALL DOWNS ELKO, SPRING CREEK ON THE ROAD
The South Tahoe volleyball team took its show on the road for the first time in league play last weekend, and delivered strong results. The Vikings beat Elko and Spring Creek on consecutive days for their first 3A Northern League victories.
“They did a fabulous job of pushing the pace and executing our game plan of forcing the other team out of system,” Vikings coach Kelly Racca said.
South Tahoe (8-3, 2-1 3A Northern) opened the road trip by sweeping Elko 28-26, 25-21, 26-24 on Friday night, Sept. 9. Solid serving and defense from senior Sarah Smith led the way for the Vikings — Smith finished with 11 digs and three aces.
Senior Zoe Mosedale dished out 23 assists Friday, with junior McKenna Brewer (six kills) and senior Maya Brosch (five kills) the main beneficiaries. Senior Ashley Bricker totaled eight digs and three aces against the Indians.
The Vikings closed out the trip with a four-set win over Spring Creek 25-22, 24-26, 25-19, 25-17 on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 10. South Tahoe had four players collect double-digit digs against the Spartans, including a team-high 26 from Bricker to go along with five aces.
Mosedale finished with a double-double of 27 assists and 10 digs Saturday, while junior Novel Moses had eight kills and 16 digs and Smith totaled four aces and 10 digs. Senior Brynna Hembree added five digs in the win.
South Tahoe returns to action Wednesday, Sept. 14, for a non-league match at Incline — first serve is scheduled for 6 p.m. The Vikings play six straight road contests before returning home to play Truckee on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
COYOTES WOMEN’S SOCCER FALLS IN ROAD MATCHES
The Lake Tahoe Community College women’s soccer team couldn’t find the back of the net en route to a pair of road losses last weekend, Sept. 9-10. The Coyotes fell to Diablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill, Calif.) and Ohlone College (Fremont, Calif.), both playoff teams from a season ago.
On Friday, Sept. 9, Lake Tahoe (1-3-2) gave up a goal in the first 15 seconds against Diablo Valley — and things went downhill from there. The Coyotes fell 4-0 to the nationally-ranked Vikings in a contest that was decided early on.
The following afternoon, the Coyotes fell 1-0 to Ohlone on an own goal in the 81st minute. Lake Tahoe had its chances in the loss, but couldn’t convert to avoid a second straight shutout.
“It seems we’re a bit unlucky at the moment, but I am constantly reminding them that good luck comes to the hardest-working teams, and that doesn’t describe us at all the last two games,” Coyotes coach Jeremy Evans said. “We simply must become more consistent and just need to be better on the field, period.”
Lake Tahoe returns to action Saturday, Sept. 17, for a non-conference match at College of the Sequoias (Visalia, Calif.). Kickoff is scheduled for noon.