STHS one win from league title
The South Tahoe girls’ soccer team is one win way from the Sierra League regular season title after defeating Reno 2-0 on a cold, windy afternoon at Reno High School.
The Vikings improved to 11-0 in league (33 points) and hold an eight-point lead over second-place Carson (8-2-1, 25 points) and a nine-point lead over third-place Douglas (8-3, 24 points).
If South Tahoe defeats Damonte Ranch on Thursday, it will clinch the league’s No. 1 seed at the Northern 4A regional tournament because the Senators can’t catch the Vikings in the standings.
“Today was a good test for the girls because Reno is a big, physical team and that’s probably the type of team they will see in the playoffs,” STHS coach Clint Lockhart said. “We need to keep playing competition like this going into the playoffs.”
Karli Vath opened the scoring in the first half with her corner kick that swerved into the net. Alli Fox added the second goal in the second half off a cross from Morgan Cook.
“The wind was just howling,” Lockhart said. “The weather definitely affected both teams. If the ball wasn’t played on the ground, the ball would come right back at you. The wind was a huge factor, but Reno is a much improved team from the last time we played them.”
South Tahoe (17-2) hosts Damonte at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Community Youth Sports Complex and Wooster on Saturday. The Vikings have posted shutouts in eight of their past nine league games.
Williams heady in WHS win
Freshman Cody Williams scord two on a pair of headers to lead the Whittell High boys’ soccer team to a 4-1 nonleague road victory over Quincy on Tuesday.
Thomas de Mederios and Tyler Fairbank also scored goals as the Warriors ran their overall record to 8-12-3 while playing in a slight drizzle.
Assisting on goals were de Medeiros, Christian Hernandez and Trevor Fairbank. Fairbank assisted his brother’s goal.
“We passed down the sideline to the corners. We scored off two crosses and a corner kick,” said Whittell coach Steve Maltase.
Whittell will play host to Fernley on Thursday and Spring Creek on Friday.
Warriors top Highlanders
Whittell bouned back from a loss a night earlier to sweep Incline 25-17, 25-21, 28-26 in a nonleague volleyball match Tuesday in Incline Village.
The Warriors improved to 12-5 overall behind Jordan Reeder’s 16 kills, 11 assists, six blocks, three digs and two aces. Kendra Koskin provided nine kills, five digs, two blocks and two aces and Lauren Andrew had 21 assists, four kills, four digs and two blocks.
Also for Whittell, Brittney Makara had 10 digs, Isabel Concha-Foley delivered five blocks and Jacquelyn Baines had a team-high three aces, three blocks, two kills and two digs.
Whittell will try to wrap up the Northern 2A League title on Thursday when Lovelock visits Zephyr Cove.