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Tigers score early and often in beating Viking strikers

Gary Kank

The Douglas Tigers scored 45 seconds into the game and never looked back Tuesday, defeating the South Tahoe Vikings 5-1 in Nevada 4A soccer at South Tahoe Middle School.

“They are are very solid team all around,” Viking coach Julia Russell said of the Tigers. “They have great passing and they are really fast to the ball.”

With the Tigers out in front 3-0 at halftime, the Vikings showed a lot of heart and continued to fight.

Jenn Galea got on the board in the 68th minute on a great cross from Heather Lindner.

“It was a beautiful cross and finish,” Russell said.

In a game that saw the Viking’s goal peppered with shots, the goalkeeping tandem of Lindsey Douglas and Sierra Shipley managed to combine for 12 saves.

The Vikings will look to rebound on Saturday when they face the visiting Hug Hawks at 11 a.m. at South Tahoe Middle School.

With their backs against the wall early in the match, the Whittell High volleyball team rallied back to life in a spirited 5-15, 11-15, 15-9, 15-5 and 15-7 victory over the Fernley Vaqueros on Tuesday in Fernley.

“The quality of this team really showed in a scrappy victory,” Warrior coach Dan McLaughlin said. “We kept at it and kept at it and eventually wore them down.”

The Warriors were led by the usual suspects.

Erin Silver led the team in kills with 13, Shelly Zaskoda chipped in with 14 points and Stephanie Evans dished out 31 assists.

Whittell plays next Thursday night at home against Incline.

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