South Tahoe boys’ soccer team gets early season win over Huskies
The Reno High Huskies proved no match Wednesday afternoon for an experienced South Tahoe boys’ soccer team that showed why it is on top in the Northern Nevada 4A League.
The Vikings picked up a 6-1 win at South Tahoe Middle School behind two goals by Corey Vermillion to stand at 2-0-1 on the season. Most of the team’s substitute players were in before halftime, allowing them to gain some valuable playing time early on in the season.
“Obviously we have a pretty skilled team,” said Vikings head coach Joe Winters. “We work hard on passing the ball (and) the guys were putting some nice balls across and exhibiting a lot of their skills. Alex Torres scored a beautiful goal when he pulled the ball down off his chest and put it away and Corey had one as well. We have the skills, but we need to stay focused and not take anybody lightly.”
Vermillion got the Vikings’ scoring started in the 15th minute, followed by another goal by Leon Abravanel. Vermillion got a third and Torres had a fourth for the Vikings as they offensively dominated the Huskies.
Victor Mariscal and Tyson Cunningham also scored goals for South Tahoe.
“We got beat by a better team, (but) we shouldn’t have laid down on them,” said Huskies coach Rob Moreland. “Some of the guys gave up after a little while and that’s what we’ll work on. They are the best team in the league. That’s good because we want to play good teams. That’s how we get better.”
Casey Smith got the Huskies’ lone goal in the match, which came with only about 10 minutes left.
The Vikings play Truckee on the road today beginning at 3:30 p.m.
“Truckee is a 3A school and they have already beaten three 4A schools, so they are a tough team,” Winters added.