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South Tahoe boys’ soccer team whips Panthers

Chad Sellmer, Tribune staff writer

The South Tahoe boys’ soccer team remained unbeaten on the season Wednesday after receiving a scare from North Valleys at home.

The Panthers recorded only the second goal scored on the Vikings all year just four minutes into the game before falling victim to South Tahoe’s up-tempo offense.

“We came out a little bit flat, playing at about 30 percent,” said Vikings’ coach Joe Winters. “We didn’t focus on our play and came out going through the motions. North Valleys got two corner kicks and they won both of them. The second one went into the net. That goal kind of woke us up since it was only the second one scored against us.”

At the seven-minute mark of the match, the Vikings’ offense kicked in as Jordan Boles scored on a header with an assist from Alex Torres.

“That’s what we worked on in practice this week and we scored four goals today by headers,” Winters noted. “As a coach, it’s always rewarding to see what you worked on during the week paying off.”

At the 24th minute, Corey Vermillion scored on an assist from Torres, followed at the 38th minute by a header from Torres with an assist by Enrique Avina.

The score at the half was 3-1.

“We scored one minute into the second half on a Torres header from Enrique,” Winters said.

In the 60th minute, Victor Mariscal scored on an assist from Leon Abravanel. In the 70th minute, J.J. Torres nailed a header after an assist by Avina, then Vermillion scored again in the 74th minute en route to a 7-1 final.

Next up for the Vikings is Hug on the road this Saturday in the last match of the first round in the Northern Nevada 4A League.

“If we win that we will have swept the Sierra League (first round),” Winters added.


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