McKool stars in goal but WHS falls to Incline
Incline showed a young Whittell squad on Tuesday why it is one of the top teams in Northern Nevada.
The Highlanders gave Whittell freshman goalie Tierney McKool a busy workout in a 6-0 Tahoe League girls’ soccer victory in Zephyr Cove.
Kylie Wood scored two goals and had a foot in most of the Highlanders’ offense.
“It seemed if it wasn’t her scoring, it was her with the assist,” said Whittell coach Lydia von Rumpf. “They are fast, their first touch of the ball was great and they’re well-coached.”
McKool did well to keep Incline at six goals. She made 27 saves.
“She was busy and did really good in spite of the score,” said von Rumpf, who also was pleased with the defensive effort of Casey Brumbach.
The Warriors’ best chances to ruin the shutout were by Marissa McKool, Kaitlin Potnick and Megan Alexander.
League play doesn’t get any easier for Whittell (0-4 in league play) in its next home match: North Tahoe, which defeated South Tahoe 2-1 on Monday in Tahoe City, visits the Warriors on Oct. 4.
Vikings net easy win over North Valleys
North Valleys didn’t put up much of a fight against the streaking South Tahoe High girls’ tennis team on Tuesday.
The Panthers forfeited six singles matches and only 21 games in the other 12 matches as STHS romped 17-1 in the Sierra Division match.
“They stayed on task, even though there wasn’t tough competition,” said Vikings’ coach Pat Fagen, who played 19 girls. “We’re trying to get ready for playoffs next week, working on some tactical things that need to get worked out before we start playing against some of the top teams in the league.”
Sydney Dufty and Lizzy Goldenberg led the doubles effort, winning two matches while losing just two games. Masha Long won her only match at love, as did Jade Copple.
The Vikings, winners of seven straight matches, will wrap up their regular-season schedule against Truckee at 3 p.m. Thursday at the STHS courts.
Incline shuts out Warriors 6-0
Six to zip has become too common of a theme for the Whittell High boys’ soccer team. Incline handed the Warriors their fourth straight 6-0 loss in Nevada 3A Tahoe Leage play on Tuesday in Zephyr Cove.
The league’s level of competition has demanded that the Warriors play at a higher level, and that’s not happened thus far.
“To play in this league we have to play at a higher level and we’re just not bringing it,” he said. “It might be the hardest league in any division in the state.”
Whittell rallied for a couple of scoring chances midway through the second but couldn’t cash them in.
Whittell is idle the rest of week but will play four league contests next week, starting with a road game at Quincy on Monday at 3:30 p.m.
Alessi leads Viking golfers to second-place finish
Jenelle Alessi shot a 91 and finished in third place, while Jennifer Bigelow carded a 95 to take fourth in a Sierra Division golf match Tuesday at Washoe Golf Course in Reno.
Mollie Novasel shot a 99 and Bernadette Schneeberg shot a personal-best 104 for the Vikings, who will host the next division match on Tuesday at Lake Tahoe Golf Course.
South Tahoe moved into second place in the division standings behind first-place Reno and ahead of third-place Carson.