Viking goalie injured during soccer semis |

Viking goalie injured during soccer semis

The Vikings’ primary goaltender Sierra Shipley received a broken arm and a concussion last Thursday playing in the semifinals of the 4A Northern Region Girls’ Soccer Championships.

The South Tahoe High player was injured when she sprinted toward the 18-yard mark and made a sliding save on a loose ball driven in by a Reed Raider.

As the Raider, however, tried to get the shot off she kicked Shipley in the head.

Shipley was taken out of the game with the Vikings trailing 3-1.

The Raiders scored a quick goal before the half ended against a Viking junior varsity goalie before cementing victory at 6-1.

Shipley said she didn’t remember the collision.

She said doctors told her that her break was “clean” and did require surgery.

Shipley said she plans to resume playing soccer next spring.

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