Sports Roundup: Lake Tahoe CC men’s soccer opens playoffs on the road, Tahoe Icemen win one at Vancouver, Lake Tahoe Epic Curling results
LAKE TAHOE CC MEN’S SOCCER OPENS PLAYOFFS ON THE ROAD SATURDAY
The Lake Tahoe Community College men’s soccer team will begin its postseason journey off the hill Saturday, Nov. 19. The ninth-seeded Coyotes will play at eighth-seeded Evergreen Valley College (San Jose, Calif.) on Saturday night at 7 p.m.
Lake Tahoe (12-4-6) and Evergreen Valley (12-4-4) represented Northern California in last year’s Final Four, and both teams had their seasons ended by eventual champion Oxnard College (Calif.). The Coyotes fell to Oxnard in the semifinals while the Hawks lost to Condors in the championship.
Saturday’s winner advances to the second round to play top-seeded Fresno City College (Calif.), who has a bye in the first round. Lake Tahoe has won at least one playoff game in each of its first two seasons, including a Final Four run last year.
TAHOE ICEMEN TAKE OPENER AT VANCOUVER, DROP NEXT TWO
VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Tahoe Icemen hockey team concluded a stretch of nine straight road contests with a win in three tries last weekend, Nov. 11-13. The Icemen took the opener in their WSHL Northwest Division set against the Vancouver Rangers on Friday, Nov. 11, at Mountain View Ice Arena before coming up short in the final two games.
In Friday’s series opener, Tahoe scored two goals in the first and third periods sandwiched around three from Vancouver to deliver a 4-3 victory. Phil Heisse scored the game-winning goal with 10:15 left in the third period off an assist from Ivan Radetskyi — the second power-play goal of the period from the Icemen.
Jackson Oleseon, Bogdan Klochkov and Artem Verbenko also scored for Tahoe in the one-goal victory. Radetskyi collected a team-high three assists while goaltender Luke Cohen made 45 stops.
In the second game of the series, Tahoe fell 7-4 on Saturday, Nov. 12. Nicholas Davidow scored twice in the defeat, while Klochkov and Justin Poirier added a goal apiece — Radetskyi had a pair of assists.
The Icemen failed to find the back of the net in the series finale Sunday, Nov. 13, en route to a 6-0 defeat. Vancouver took a two-goal lead into the second period, and tacked on four more in the final frame to win going away.
Tahoe (7-11) returns home to face Southern Oregon (12-2-2) in a three-game series at South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena that starts Friday, Nov. 18. Friday and Saturday’s games are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. with Sunday’s finale at 2 p.m.
LAKE TAHOE EPIC CURLING FALL LEAGUE RESULTS
Week 5 results (Nov. 13)
Team Macan 7, Team Mallery 6
Team Hazard 10, Grim Sweepers 5
Team Axelson 9, Grab Her by the Stone 6
Standings: Hazard 3-1, Grim Sweepers 3-2, Macan 3-2, Red Hut 2-2, Grab Her by the Stone 2-2, Axelson 1-3, Mallery 1-3