WHS soccer has more bad luck
On Friday and Saturday, the Whittell boys’ soccer team lost to Lowry and Spring Creek after dominating in both games. On Monday afternoon against Quincy, the Warriors suffered a similar outcome despite outshooting the opposition 25-3.
Quincy scored in the 76th minute on a breakaway – its only shot of the second half – and escaped Zephyr Cove with a 2-1 nonleague victory over Whittell.
“It’s probably the most dominating game we’ve played in the last couple of years,” said WHS coach Steve Maltase. “We hit the post a couple of times. We kicked it at the goalie. We kicked it over the goal. We played the entire second half in their end of the field. It was frustrating.”
Casey Kaleta put Whittell up 1-0 in the 21st minute when he scored off a through ball from Collin Farnsworth. Quincy found the equalizer in the 30th minute, then was under intense pressure the entire second half.
The Warriors (7-14-1) will try and rebound today when they host North Tahoe in a 3A Sierra League game at 4 p.m. Whittell closes out the regular season on Thursday with a league game at Sparks.
STHS soccer finishes regular season
Osvaldo Lizaola, Paulo Caetano and Anthony DeMarta all scored goals as the South Tahoe boys’ soccer team closed out the regular season with a 3-1 Sierra League win over Hug on Monday in Reno. Andres Muñoz and Caetano added assists for the Vikings, who will be the league’s No. 2 seed in the Northern 4A playoffs.
“Basically we used the game as a tryout for a few players who we wanted to bring up for the playoffs,” said STHS coach Chris DeLeon, whose team had already clinched the No. 2 seed before Monday’s game. “We pretty much controlled the game, not to say that it was one-sided because they obviously had their opportunities.”
South Tahoe (16-4-2 overall, 11-2-1 league) plays the No. 3 seed from the High Desert League in the first round of the playoffs, which start on Saturday. Galena, Reed and Fallon were all tied for second place with 19 points going into Monday’s final round of games.