Vikings girls soccer win big over Churchill |

Vikings girls soccer win big over Churchill

South Tahoe Bailey Segers broke out in a big way Wednesday against the Churchill Greenwave.

The star forward and leading returning scorer from a year ago, found the back of the net four times to lead the Vikings to a 7-0 3A Northern League victory at South Tahoe.

Segers had one goal through nine games and South Tahoe had scored 10 total goals in those contests, but now has five for the season.

“It was a nice victory to help us build confidence on offense,” said Vikings head coach Mark Salmon. “But I felt for Fallon. They’ve got a good coach and don’t have much of a feeder school or offseason program so they coach the kids they get in the fall.”

Segers probably could have recorded a double hat trick but Salmon took her out with about 20 minutes to play with the game decided.

Freshmen Kelsey Hogan and Giovana DeLoia and senior Lourdes Gutierrez added goals for the Vikings. For Hogan, it was her fifth goal of the season and she also recorded a couple of assists.

“Kelsey generated a lot of offense for us, she was all over the place,” Salmon said. “But this should give us good momentum heading into North Tahoe. They’ve got a real good player in Maile Markham. We’ve gotta bottle her up. She’s fast, she’s feisty and can flat out put the ball in the net. It’s going to be tough at their place on grass.”

The Vikings (5-4-2, 4-1-1 3A Northern) need to finish in the top five in the league standings for a playoff berth, but they still have hopes at claiming the conference crown and are in third place, just behind North Tahoe (5-1-1 3A Northern) and Truckee (6-0-1 3A Northern).

Kickoff as at 10 a.m. Saturday in Tahoe City.

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