The North Tahoe boys soccer team routed Yerington 9-0 in a Division III game on the road this past Friday. The Lakers then dropped a nonleague game to visiting Truckee, 4-0, on Monday.
Against the Lions, North Tahoe’s Jose Chavez, Wildon DesLauriers and Omar Cerda scored two goals apiece to help lift the Lakers to the lopsided victory. Angel Lopez, Jesus Ortega and Lucas Earley each contributed one goal.
While North Tahoe and Truckee are no longer in the same league in soccer, the teams squared off in the first of two nonleague meetings this season on Monday.
Truckee junior Thomas Arnstein put the Wolverines on the board in the 11th minute, using an assist by Jordan Fereira, while Fereira extended the lead to 2-0 with a goal assisted by Rolando Zarate just five minutes later.
Freshman Manuel Sarabia scored early in the second half to give Truckee a 3-0 lead. Alex Colomenares put in another Truckee goal shortly after to round out the scoring. Zarate assisted the final three scores.
“We didn’t play very well,” North Tahoe coach Beto Alcaraz said. “Being inconsistent is part of this year’s issue.”
Chavez and DesLauriers each scored a goal in the Lakers’ hard-fought but disappointing 3-2 loss to visiting Whittell last week.
“We played well,” Alcaraz said. “Passing was good, we had a lot of shots on goal, but we just couldn’t score. This is the story of our season, we just cannot put the ball in the net. We create scoring opportunities but just can’t finish.”
The North Tahoe girls, meanwhile, shut out Yerington 11-0 in a Division III road game last Friday before falling 3-0 to visiting Truckee on Monday.
Against the Lions, junior Julia Semmens and sophomore Bryn Anderson each scored a hat trick, with three goals apiece.
Emily Pieper, Kami Abi-Nader, Zoe Anderson, Allie Doyle and Francesca English added a goal apiece in the lopsided victory.
“The girls passed the ball well throughout the game and were successful in moving to the open space,” said North Tahoe coach Kristin Carlson.
The Lakers then squared off against their old soccer rival in a nonleague affair Monday. Carlson said the Lakers played well against a strong Truckee team.
Truckee took a 3-0 lead in the first half on goals by Marcelle Reynaud (2) and Kaylee Neill. North Tahoe picked up its intensity in the second half to hold the Wolverines scoreless the rest of the way.
The Lakers are scheduled to host a big league game against Incline on Thursday at 4 p.m. (girls) and 6 p.m. Both teams are then scheduled to host Hug on Monday, girls at 5 p.m. and boys at 7. The girls play at Pershing County on Friday, Oct. 11. Both the girls and boys host Battle Mountain on Saturday, Oct. 12.