Sports Roundup: South Tahoe boys soccer hangs 10 on Fallon, Lake Tahoe CC women’s soccer wins at Feather River, Whittell girls soccer edges Dayton
SOUTH TAHOE BOYS SOCCER HANGS 10 IN LOPSIDED WIN AT FALLON
FALLON, Nev. — The South Tahoe boys soccer team produced a season-best scoring output in a road win Tuesday, Oct. 25. The Vikings routed Fallon 10-0 in a 3A Northern League match, completing a season sweep of the Greenwave in decisive fashion.
South Tahoe (4-11-3, 4-9-2 3A Northern) got hat tricks from three players — senior Lex Merrifield along with juniors Kevin Nunez and Armando Rosales — in the 10-goal win. Freshman Oscar Negrete also found the back of the net for the Vikings against Fallon (0-16, 0-14).
The Vikings conclude their season at home Saturday, Oct. 29, against North Tahoe. Kickoff at Viking Stadium is scheduled for noon.
LAKE TAHOE CC WOMEN’S SOCCER DELIVERS BIG ROAD WIN AT FEATHER RIVER
QUINCY, Calif. — The Lake Tahoe Community College women’s soccer team delivered a crucial result on the road Tuesday, Oct. 25. The Coyotes beat Feather River College 4-2 in the second contest of a Golden Valley Conference doubleheader, extending their unbeaten streak to five matches.
Lake Tahoe (8-4-4, 5-1-2 GVC) scored two goals in the first 10 minutes Tuesday, and had a three-goal advantage before the Golden Eagles got on the board in the second half. The win keeps the Coyotes in the top 16 in the regional power rankings.
“Overall I am pleased with the team’s effort,” Coyotes coach Jeremy Evans said. “They showed great composure and ability to finish when needed on a wet and sloppy field.”
Freshman Kenya Maltase scored twice for Lake Tahoe in the victory, sophomore Shawa Guerrero-Escobedo finished with a goal and two assists and freshman Victoria Sanchez added a goal and an assist. Guerrero-Escobedo has 14 goals and nine assists on the season.
“Between Marlie, Shawa, Kenya and Victoria, all are capable scoring and setting someone else up to score,” Evans said. “That is boosting the team’s confidence heading into what is potentially the biggest regular season game in school history on the women’s side.”
In the first game of the twinbill, the Coyotes’ men’s team (9-3-6, 5-0-3) battled Feather River to a 2-2 draw — the second tie between the teams in conference play. Sophomore Jack Larter scored twice for LTCC on Tuesday, raising his total to four goals in three matches since moving from defense.
Both teams return to action with a doubleheader at Lassen College on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The men’s game kicks off at 2 p.m., with the women’s match to follow.
WHITTELL GIRLS SOCCER EDGES DAYTON 1-0 ON THE ROAD
DAYTON, Nev. — The Whittell girls soccer team wrapped up a stretch of seven straight road matches with a narrow win Tuesday, Oct. 25. The Warriors edged Dayton 1-0 in a 2A Northern League match to remain unbeaten in league play.
Whittell (12-1-1, 11-0-1 2A Northern) concludes the regular season with a two-game homestand starting Friday, Oct. 28. The Warriors face West Wendover on Friday and host White Pine the following morning — both matches are scheduled for 11 a.m.
VIKINGS VOLLEYBALL FALLS IN FOUR SETS AT TRUCKEE
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The South Tahoe volleyball team took the first set off league-leading Truckee on Tuesday, Oct. 25, but couldn’t avoid defeat. The Vikings fell to the rival Wolverines in four sets 25-23, 12-25, 14-25, 19-25 in a 3A Northern League road match.
South Tahoe (16-8, 9-6 3A Northern) closed out league play Thursday, Oct. 27, at Fernley — a win would secure the fourth seed for playoffs. The Vikings conclude the regular season Tuesday, Nov. 1, with a non-league contest at Yerington.