South Tahoe girls soccer sweeps Elko, Spring Creek on the road |

South Tahoe girls soccer sweeps Elko, Spring Creek on the road

Anthony Gentile
South Tahoe midfielder Annie Brejc attempts a kick from the left wing with Elko freshman Brenna Hendrix defending in the Vikings’ Div. I-A Northern League match at the Indians on Friday, Oct. 9.
Courtesy Ross Andreson / Elko Daily Free Press |

The South Tahoe girls soccer team opened the second round of league play with a pair of road victories last weekend, Oct. 9-10. The Vikings beat Elko and Spring Creek in consecutive days, wins that move them closer to the top spot in the Div. I-A Northern League standings.

South Tahoe (8-2-2, 8-1-1 I-A Northern) closed out the sweep with a 3-1 win at Spring Creek on Saturday, Oct. 10. The Vikings got goals Kenya Maltase, Maria Martinez and goalkeeper Claudia Janese in the victory.

In Saturday’s matinee, the Vikings led 1-0 at halftime and outscored the Spartans after the break. Desi Benavidez recorded the team’s lone assist in the win.

A day earlier, the Vikings rode a fast start to a 5-0 win over Elko. South Tahoe scored twice in the first eight minutes — goals from Maltase and Annie Brejc — en route to the road victory over the Indians.

Zoe D’Angelo scored on a penalty kick in the 32nd minute to give South Tahoe a 3-0 lead it took into the break. In the second half, Emma Dayberry found the back of the net in the 48th minute and Maltase scored a second seven minutes later to punctuate the victory.

With the wins, South Tahoe gained ground on league-leading Truckee (9-1). The Vikings are two points back from the Wolverines, who suffered their first league defeat 3-2 at Sparks on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

The Vikings return to action on the road Thursday, Oct. 15, at Lowry. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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