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Vikings up winning streak to seven

Steve Yingling

With their six-game victory streak in jeopardy at halftime Wednesday at Fallon, the South Tahoe High boys soccer team reverted to aggressive off-the-ball tactics to preserve their winning ways.

Junior Andy Butcher scored two second-half goals and sophomore Dave Brown tallied one as the Vikings thumped Fallon 4-0 for their seventh straight Northern Nevada League win.

The Vikings (8-4) are idle until next Wednesday when they will play host to Division II leader and once-beaten Douglas.

Fallon held the Vikings scoreless until Jeff Orr slanted to the goal and deposited a crossing pass from Miguel Jiminez into the net 23 minutes into the game.

The score remained 1-0 through the remainder of the half.

“We needed to work harder off the ball and stop waiting for the game to come to us and make it happen,” said Viking coach Joe Winters.

The halftime speech paid off as Butcher scored on a corner kick from Brown eight minutes into the second period.

“We just underestimated the team we were playing. We had only one goal and knew we really needed to step it up,” Brown said.

Brown made it 3-0 on a free kick at the 54-minute mark. Eight minutes later, Butcher concluded the scoring with a steal that set him up one-one-one with the goalie.

“He’s really producing a lot of goals for us. Andy’s one of those players who’s always in the right place at the right time,” Winters said.

Freshman Peter Chiarpotti and Pat Reardon combined on the Vikings’ fifth shutout in the past seven games.

STHS also won the junior vasity match, posting a 3-0 victory behind scores by Larry Martinez and Gustavo Romero and an own goal.

Graham St. Michel and the doubles teams of Chris Stamme and Andy Mora and Sean Fannan and Corrie Lindsey carried South Tahoe High’s boys tennis team to a 13-9 win over Rite of Passage on Wednesday in South Lake Tahoe.

St. Michel earned two points for the Vikings, winning two singles matches.

“He’s probably playing the best of anybody on our team right now,” said Viking coach Pat Fagen.

Viking duos Stamme and Mora and Fannan and Lindsey swept their three doubles matches.

STHS’s final points came on a Colin Moulton singles win and a Don Son-West Mueller doubles victory.

“The kids picked it up a notch and played really well,” Fagen said.

STHS (5-7) travels to Reno today to take on Wooster.

Winners Graham St. Michel playing prob best a nybody on team right now, won 2 at No. 2 singles; Doubles team of Chris Stamme and Andy Mora and Sean Fannan and Corrie Lindsey both teams swept three doubles matches.

Colin Moulton won singles matcha nd Don Son and West Mueller won a doubles match.

5-7, the kids act picked up notch and played real well. Play Wooster at Reno, 3:30- p.m.

started slow but finished well, won 4-0

you can’t squander opportunities, this month is whole new month, lost 3-0, played real tigthg 3/4s of game rcoreless, gave up goal shouldn’t given up, last mintu scored couple and beaten them.

we should have beaten them had nu opp early to put the tme alw. Looking foraw to seing them again, but won see them to polayoffs 23 minutes in, Jeff Orr slanting run to goal, Migue Jiminez crossed ball in, made nice shot past goalie

halftime 1-0.

talked about some thigns needed to do, needed work harder off ball, waiting for game to come to us, instead of making it happen.

scored 8 mintue inot second half, andy butcher put ball away on corner kick from Dave Brown.

54th minute, free kick from about 30 yards out, dave brown beat goalie scored on ffree kick

62 mnutes in, andy butcher scored second goal stole ball from last defender, found himslef one on one with goal put nice shot under goalie. andy’s one of those players always in right place at right itme. he’s really producing lot goals for us.

Butcher, junior.

Dave brown, sophomore.

Jeff Orr, one to two seniors, and alex.

another shutout, out of last 7 games, 5 shutouts.

played both keepers Pat Reardon, Peter Chiarpotti. freshman goalie.

the kid is playing

STHS 8-4, second place, but Carson may pass this weekend, because don’t play. Next game until next Wednesday last loss Douglas at home.

last game loss, made lot major changes in our team since then. we could really use a win there. a win against douglas, it’s not locked up, not getting help frm anohyd else, obv do what we can do aet a win.

one loss.

Dave Brown,

JV won 3-0, Larry Martinez, Gustavo Romero and own goal.

“our defense really been strong in the back and wer’e jost playing overall.”

Gaining confidence.

“beginning yhear didn’t have as much cono because we weren’t winning, now we’re just easier. We’re communicating better.

“one of my better games.

we just underestimated the team we were playing. we had only one goal and we kned we needed to step it up little.

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