South Tahoe survives scare from Reno
The South Tahoe girls’ soccer team endured its stiffest battle of the regular season but still managed to stay undefeated. Janelle Perasso and Justeen Ferguson each scored goals for the Vikings in their 2-1 Sierra League victory over Reno on Tuesday at Reno High School.
South Tahoe (9-0 overall, 2-0 league) gave up its only goal of the game with about five minutes remaining, but first-year coach Clint Lockhart admitted the game was too close for comfort.
“Reno’s a very big, physical team,” Lockhart said. “They are fast and they are talented. They really took it to us and pressured us, kind of put us back on our heels. I think they are definitely going to be somebody who challenges to win the league.”
In the 32nd minute, Perasso’s free kick from 35 yards out beat the Huskies’ goalkeeper and provided some much-needed breathing room for South Tahoe. Then in the 55th minute, Karli Vath connected with Ferguson, who drilled a shot into the upper corner for a 2-0 lead.
Candace Prescott and Elle Vermillion both made key saves in goal for the Vikings, who host Wooster on Saturday at 3 p.m. at South Tahoe Middle School. South Tahoe has key league games next week against perennial powers Douglas and Carson.
The STHS junior varsity team won 9-0 to improve its record to 8-1.
STHS girls edge Carson
Masha Long won two matches, while the doubles teams of Chela Wahl and Jenny Schmedes and Kenzie Usher and Cierra Rawlings combined for six victories as the South Tahoe girls’ tennis team beat Carson 11-7 in a Sierra League match on Tuesday at STHS.
Jade Copple and Jenny Wiseman each won a singles match for the Vikings and the doubles team of Hannah Kropf and Savannah Cherry won its first-round match 6-2.
“All these smaller matches are building up to something big, which is this team has a chance to go to state for the first time,” said STHS assistant coach Justin Clark. “The doubles teams are really developing their game well as are the rest of the girls.”
South Tahoe (4-1) hosts Wooster in a league match on Thursday at 3 p.m. at STHS.
STHS golf finishes third
After finishing in third place at the first two Sierra League golf matches, South Tahoe was beaten by Douglas in the third match of the season on Tuesday at Eagle Valley Golf Course in Carson City. Freshman Alexis Holmes finished fifth overall by shooting a 91 and Bernadette Schneeberg carded a 101 for the Vikings, who finished fourth with a team total of 516 strokes.
Reno won its third meet of the season with a total of 468 strokes and was followed by Carson (490) and Douglas (513). Reno’s Cheyenne Gott won overall medalist honors with an 82. Despite the fourth-place finish, the Vikings remain in third place in the overall league standings.
Nicole Uibel and Sara Morris both shot 103s and Sarah Norton had a 116 for South Tahoe, which plays at Rosewood Lakes next Tuesday in Reno.
Roberts leads STHS boys
Jimmy Roberts won all three of his singles matches without losing a game, but it wasn’t enough as the South Tahoe boys’ tennis team lost to Carson 13-5 in a Sierra League match on Tuesday in Carson City.
Zach Kropf, the Vikings’ No. 2 singles player, won his third round match 6-2, while the doubles team of Nick Smith and Tyler Venema won its second round match 7-5. South Tahoe (2-3) plays at Wooster on Thursday at 3 p.m.
Damonte sweeps STHS
Damonte Ranch swept South Tahoe’s volleyball team 25-13, 25-20, 25-22 in a Sierra League match on Tuesday at South Tahoe High School. Christina Baghdikian led the way for the Vikings with six kills and nine digs, while Hillary Santana added seven digs.
Damonte Ranch was rated third in last week’s Sierra Nevada Media Group poll and finished ninth in last weekend’s High Sierra Invitational.
South Tahoe (4-7) continues league play on Tuesday with a game at Reno at 6 p.m.
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