South Tahoe girls soccer beats Dayton 11-0
The South Tahoe girls soccer team kicked off the second round of league play Tuesday with its most lopsided result of the season. The Vikings beat Dayton 11-0 at Viking Stadium, notching a seventh straight shutout against league opposition.
“It’s always nice to get another league win — we’ll take it and move on,” Vikings head coach Jeremy Evans said.
South Tahoe (11-2-1, 8-0-1 I-A Northern) scored three times in the first eight minutes to set the tone for a blowout victory. Vikings forward Jordyn Dion opened the scoring with goals in the third and fifth minutes, and completed her hat trick in the second half on a goal off an assist from midfielder Beth Jaggard.
Midfielder Ally King and defender Jensen Smith also found the back of the net multiple times against Dayton (1-10, 0-9), scoring once in each half. Defender Natalie Reber and forwards Alejandra Gutierrez, Carli Valney and Desi Benavidez also scored in the Vikings’ win.
“Dayton is a developing program — they pressured a bit more this year than last year, so we were able to do some things,” Evans said.
Against the Dustdevils, South Tahoe focused on a pair of tactics — playing the ball back to the goalkeeper and outside backs making overlapping runs. The Vikings played the ball wide and played crosses into the box throughout the match.
South Tahoe returned to action Thursday at Fallon. The Vikings host Lowry next Tuesday at 5 p.m.