South Tahoe girls’ soccer team wins big over Reno
Beating a much larger league rival is always nice, but it’s not every day that your team is given the chance to thoroughly dominate.
Under cloudy, autumn-like skies Tuesday afternoon, the South Tahoe High girls’ soccer team came out and scored three goals in the first 10 minutes of regulation against Northern Nevada 4A League rival Reno at home en route to a 7-0 win.
Sharing the ball was key to the win as six South Tahoe girls scored goals.
Nolie Pierini opened up the Vikings’ scoring and within a couple of minutes two more goals from Megan Comlassy and Cybil Robinson put the Huskies at a serious disadvantage.
Another goal by Leanna Apland made it 4-0 at halftime.
There was no letup in the action to open the second half as Kelly Meyer got an early opportunity to put the Vikings up 5-0. Two more goals by Bailey Flood and Pierini put this game out of reach and sealed the victory for the home squad.
“Getting those first three goals in the first 10 minutes really helped,” said Vikings coach Julia Russell. “Reno is a good team. They dominated us in the second half of both the first and the second half of the game. Our play was erratic at different times in the game.”
Russell said the team had a “sheer drive to score” that pushed the girls over the top.
“They came out to play,” she said. “I can’t really complain.”
Russell also credited the play of the team’s freshman goalkeeper, Coral Warren.
“She did a really solid job and contributed to the win,” she added.
This was South Tahoe’s second win of the season for a record of 2-0-1.
Meanwhile, Huskies coach Joe Mavis said his team is undergoing a “rebuilding year.”
“We have a very young team (of mostly sophomores),” Mavis said. “Our continuity needs to get better and we need to find a solid goalkeeper. This (Vikings team) was a good example of how things need to be done. They played very well.”
South Tahoe plays at Wooster Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.