Uibel qualifies for state tournament
Nicole Uibel continued her steady play by firing a final-round 92 on Tuesday and qualified for the state tournament by finishing in a tie for fourth place at the Northern 4A regional tournament at Wolf Run in Reno. Coupled with her first-round score of 92 on Monday, Uibel was one of the top six players from non-qualifying teams to advance to next week’s 4A state tournament at Empire Ranch in Carson City.
“The conditions were windy and difficult,” said STHS golf coach Marsha Butler. “We are pretty pleased that we ended up sending one girl to state.”
South Tahoe finished fifth in the team standings with a two-day total of 1,028. Galena and Reno finished first and second, respectively, and secured the region’s two team state tournament bids. Carson finished third and Bishop Manogue placed fourth.
Freshman Alexis Holmes, who shot a 95 in the first round, carded a 99 in the final round. Senior Sara Morris shot a personal-best 96 in the final round to finish with a two-day total of 203. Also on Tuesday, Bernadette Schneeberg shot a 106, Blaire Segal a 118 and Sarah Norton a 122 for the Vikings, who only lose one senior from this year’s team.
“We all know that Alexis has a future,” Butler said. “But we are only losing one senior, so the future is looking really bright for South Tahoe golf. We are looking forward to next year and hope Nicole does well at state.”
Warriors show great improvement vs. Incline
Whittell doesn’t recognize the team that lost to Incline 8-0 in boys soccer earlier this season.
The Warriors fought the Highlanders to a tie for most of Tuesday’s match in Zephyr Cove until Incline scored the game-winner inside the final 10 minutes of play for a 2-1 Northern 3A Sierra League victory.
“That first game we were in total disarray … we were missing a couple of guys and it was early in the year. And we got totally outplayed,” said Whittell coach Steve Maltase.
“This time, we played a lot smarter. We definitely came out with more energy and controlled their give-and-go passing.”
The Highlanders scored in the 20th minute, but Whittell (1-5 league, 6-11-1 overall) drew even 5 minutes before halftime when Jeremy Dominquez collected his first varsity goal following a scramble in front of the net.
The score remained 1-1 until about 8:00 remained.
“We had a breakdown on the wing, and with our keeper coming out, their player shanked it and it went in,” Maltase said. “It was a tough way to lose, because it was a pretty evenly fought game.”
Whittell actually had one final chance to tie but Incline’s keeper made a nice save on Lucas Kalisz one-timer after a slick pass by Jonathon Sosa.
Whittell played without two starters but still found a way to be competitive.
“(Goalie) Paul Waite had a really good game and Colin Farnsworth did a great job shutting down one of their main players,” Maltase said. “Overall, the team came out and showed some pride against a good team.”
Whittell’s JV will play at Portola on Thursday, and the varsity’s next scheduled game is Oct. 20 at Lowry.
STHS volleyball falls
Despite losing the first game to an inspired South Tahoe volleyball team, Reno posted a 25-27, 25-20, 25-14, 25-19 Sierra League victory on Tuesday at South Tahoe High School. Christina Baghdikian had a team-high 12 kills and Coral Warren added a team-high four blocks, but it wasn’t enough against the first-place Huskies.
In key defensive efforts, Hillary Santana and Nikki Karetov had 23 digs and 15 digs, respectively. The Vikings (7-12 overall, 3-6 league) play at Wooster on Thursday at 6 p.m.
Vath, Vikes blank Wooster
Karli Vath scored two first-half goals and led the South Tahoe girls’ soccer team to a 5-0 Sierra League victory over Wooster on Tuesday in Reno. Nina Thompson, Cassidy Berg and Sara Burks also added goals for the Vikings, who defeated Hug 5-0 on Monday.
South Tahoe (15-1-2 overall, 7-1-2 league) hosts North Tahoe today at 3 p.m. in a nonleague game at South Tahoe Middle School.