Sports Roundup: Lake Tahoe CC soccer opens conference play with sweep at Butte
LAKE TAHOE CC SOCCER SWEEPS BUTTE TO OPEN CONFERENCE PLAY
OROVILLE, Calif. — The Lake Tahoe Community College men’s and women’s soccer teams opened Golden Valley Conference play with a sweep on the road Tuesday, Sept. 27. The Coyotes swept Butte College, with each team holding the Roadrunners scoreless.
LTCC’s women’s team (4-3-2, 1-0 GVC) rolled to a 5-0 victory over Butte in the first game of the doubleheader. Goals from freshman Marlie Mandaguit, freshman Rebecca Niblett and sophomore Shawa Guererro-Escobedo gave the Coyotes a 3-0 lead at halftime.
In the second half, freshman Kenya Maltase found the back of the net and Guerrero-Escobedo scored her second. For the second straight match, sophomores Yami Jimenez-Ojeda (80 minutes) and Alicia Rea (10 minutes) combined to keep a clean sheet.
“It was definitely our most complete performance of the season,” Coyotes women’s head coach Jeremy Evans said. “This team has had an issue putting together two halves, particularly in games we held advantages at halftime. While goals are always nice, it’s the quality of play that led to the goals that was more impressive.”
The Coyotes men’s team (5-3-3, 1-0) capped the twinbill with a 1-0 win Tuesday. Sophomore Miguel Diaz-Ortiz scored the lone goal of the match in the 76th minute off an assist from sophomore Courtney Lewis.
LTCC prevailed against the Roadrunners despite playing with 10 after a red card in the 41st minute. It was the Coyotes’ fifth win of the season, after picking up a forfeit victory in a non-conference match they lost at Cañada College (Redwood City, Calif.) on Aug. 30.
Both teams return to action with a home doubleheader against Feather River College on Friday, Sept. 30.
The women’s game starts at 2 p.m. with the men’s game scheduled for 4 p.m.