Viking strikers earn fifth tie of season |

Viking strikers earn fifth tie of season

by dan thomas

A tie means different things to different people, and Tuesday’s 0-0 soccer draw between South Tahoe’s girls and Carson’s was no different.

For South Tahoe, it was the fifth game the team tied this season. However, after battling the powerhouse Senators to a draw, it was one the Vikings were happy to take.

“We were happy with this tie,” said South Tahoe head coach Julia Peyser, whose Vikings are 2-1-5 overall, 0-1-2 in league play. “We’ll take a tie against Carson.”

Carson fell to 5-1-1 – and second in the league behind Douglas, but Senators head coach Mike Popp wasn’t disappointed to leave the South Shore without a win.

“With the locals around here, it’s tough to get a win in Tahoe,” Popp said. “We consider a tie a win in Tahoe.”

Both keepers came up huge in the draw, as each team missed one penalty shot that could have provided the difference. Pam Williams had 18 saves in net for Carson, and South Tahoe goalie Sarah Junge was even better. Junge, a senior, finished with 19 shots, including one on Carson’s penalty kick.

“Sarah had the most awesome game I’ve seen her play,” Peyser said.

South Tahoe’s girls resume league play Saturday, when they take a trip to Hug for an 11 a.m. game. South Tahoe tied the Hawks 0-0 when the teams met Sept. 14.

Wooster netmen win on South Shore trip

Wooster’s tennis team took a 15-7 win over South Tahoe’s boys Tuesday, the first time the Vikings have come unstrung on their own court.

“I feel we had the better team, and didn’t nearly play up to our potential,” said South Tahoe head coach Pat Fagen.

Singles player Graham St. Michel kept the Vikings in the match. St. Michel won all three of his matches, defeating Wooster’s top three. South Tahoe, though, failed to pick up a doubles match.

“We have to get more disciplined in practice,” Fagen said. “We need to come out ready to play. We need to start playing as a team.”

South Tahoe will get the chance to play as a team very soon: The Vikings take on visiting Rite of Passage at 3:30 p.m. today.

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