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Tie keeps Viking boys soccer team unbeaten

Tribune staff report

South Tahoe High’s boys took a second-half lead against McQueen, but couldn’t put the game away in the final minutes, and the Lancers rallied for a Northern Nevada League soccer tie.

Dave Brown converted a penalty kick in the 57th minute to give South Tahoe a 2-1 lead. Senior captain Evan Baker dribbled into McQueen’s zone and drew a foul, setting up the penalty kick. But 10 minutes later, a miscommunication on the Viking back line resulted in a late own-goal. South Tahoe rallied to pepper McQueen’s keeper, but couldn’t get one in, and the Lancers salvaged a tie.

“I was pleased with the way the guys picked it up in the last 10 minutes to try to get the win back,” said South Tahoe coach Joe Winters. “McQueen’s a good side. They’re patient. They don’t make too many mistakes, and we just needed to capitalize on some of our opportunities, and we didn’t do it.”

Brown had an assist to go with his goal, after banging a shot off the crossbar in the 14th minute. Baker put the rebound home for Tahoe’s first goal, tying the score.

The Vikings tied their second game of the season, putting them at 2-0-2 in Northern Nevada 4A League play, 7-0-2 overall. The Vikings place their perfect league record on the line against Douglas, which entered its game with Sparks on Wednesday with a 2-0-1 record, on Saturday. The Vikings and Tigers kick off at 1 p.m. at South Tahoe Middle School.

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