STHS girls’ soccer team beaten by Douglas
Douglas gave the South Tahoe girls’ soccer team a wakeup call Tuesday afternoon by beating the Vikings 3-2 on the Tigers’ home field.
“It is a big rivalry, a big game,” said Vikings coach Julia Russell.
The Tigers went up 2-0 after getting their first goal in the opening 10 minutes of play. However, the Vikings came back to score two goals before the half from Cybil Robinson and Becky Brand.
“We definitely came out strong in the second half and I felt like we dominated most of the game, but they are a really tough team,” Russell said. “They scored on a corner kick because of a miscommunication between our defender and goalie. It just sort of curved in. We pushed hard (on offense) and we just couldn’t get one in.”
Goalkeeper Nicole Vidro had 12 saves in the game.
“Some of them were key in not letting it get further out of our grasp,” she added.
Last year Douglas proved tough for the Vikings as well, losing one but pulling out a tie in the second matchup on the season.
“We said win or lose, we’re not going to tie,” Russell said.
Next up for the Vikings is Carson on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.
“They’ve always been a challenging team for us,” she said.