Sports Roundup: Lake Tahoe CC women’s soccer wins non-conference finale, South Tahoe volleyball extends streak, Vikings boys soccer rallies for tie
LAKE TAHOE CC WOMEN’S SOCCER BLANKS WEST VALLEY IN FINAL NON-CONFERENCE MATCH
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Lake Tahoe Community College women’s soccer team rode a big second half to a shutout win Friday, Sept. 23. The Coyotes beat West Valley College (Saratoga, Calif.) 3-0 at home to head into conference play with a second straight victory.
Lake Tahoe (3-3-2) did all its scoring in an 13-minute span after the break Friday. The burst started when freshman Marlie Mandaguit scored off an assist from Shawa Guerrero-Escobedo in the 50th minute.
“I can’t say I’m totally satisfied, as this team has proven to be inconsistent,” Coyotes coach Jeremy Evans said. “But they are a dangerous group when they play for each other and play hard as a unit.”
Freshman KayLynn Watring scored eight minutes later, and freshman Kenya Maltase made it 3-0 in the 63rd minute off an assist from Guerrero-Escobedo. The goals erased a subpar first-half performance, and allowed Lake Tahoe to bury West Valley (1-6-1).
“Had we have played with the intensity I saw in the first 20 minutes of the second half for the entire game, it would’ve been a rather comfortable win,” Evans said. “Instead, we had to battle and West Valley deserved to be up at halftime as we were reeling a bit. We just weren’t connecting and doing the right things.”
In goal, sophomores Alicia Rea and Yami Jimenez-Ojeda combined to keep the Vikings off the board for LTCC’s second straight shutout and third of the season. After an up-and-down non-conference slate, the Coyotes will head into Golden Valley Conference play with two straight victories.
“When they finally realized they are a blue-collar team that has to be hard workers to get results, it’s really impressive at times to watch this group,” Evans said. “Hopefully they come out with that intensity the rest of the way, because we need it to challenge for the conference title.”
Lake Tahoe opened conference play Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Butte College. The Coyotes return home Friday, Sept. 30, to host Feather River College — kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m.
SOUTH TAHOE VOLLEYBALL SWEEPS SPARKS, CLOSES ROAD TRIP WITH SIXTH STRAIGHT WIN
SPARKS, Nev. — The South Tahoe volleyball team extended its winning streak to six consecutive matches with a road victory Friday, Sept. 23. The Vikings swept Sparks 25-19, 25-10, 25-20, to finish undefeated during a stretch of six straight away contests.
South Tahoe (12-3, 5-1 3A Northern) turned over its offense to sophomore Sydney McCarthy on Friday, and the setter finished with 23 assists, three aces and five digs. Junior Novel Moses led the Vikings’ attack against Sparks (0-12, 0-6) with seven kills, five aces and six digs.
Senior Isabel Leon added nine digs and two aces in the win, while sophomore Hailey Naccarato totaled eight digs. After its extended road trip, South Tahoe is tied with Fallon (9-3, 5-1) for second place in the league standings.
The Vikings return to action Wednesday, Sept. 28, when they begin a stretch of four straight home matches against league leading Truckee. First serve at the Blue Gym is scheduled for 6 p.m.
VIKINGS BOYS SOCCER TIES SPRING CREEK 2-2 ON THE ROAD
SPRING CREEK, Nev. — The South Tahoe boys soccer team capped off a two-match road trip by rallying for a draw Saturday, Sept. 24. The Vikings tied Spring Creek 2-2, erasing a one-goal halftime deficit to earn a point in the standings.
South Tahoe (1-6-1, 1-4-1 3A Northern) fell behind early on goals from Spartans striker Spencer Pemelton, but scored in each half to pull even. Both of the Vikings’ goals came off set pieces in the draw.
A day earlier, the Vikings fell 3-1 at Elko. South Tahoe trailed by two goals before senior Cristian Estrada scored on a penalty kick in the 73rd minute — the Indians added a late goal and ultimately prevailed.
The Vikings return to action at home Wednesday, Sept. 28, against Fallon. Kickoff at Viking Stadium is scheduled for 5 p.m.