Crushing the prep soccer competition |

Crushing the prep soccer competition

Senior Gerry Bolanos scored another five goals and the North Tahoe High boys soccer team defeated host Whittell 8-0 on Thursday.

“He just happens to be in the right place at the right time,” Beto Alcaraz, head coach of the Lakers, said of Bolanos, who also scored four goals in two of the Lakers’ past three games. “It’s not that we’re a one-man show.”

The coach said Bolanos consistently follows his shots, as well as his teammates’, and often finds himself open for a shot when there is a rebound.

David Munos, Jonathon Delfino and Osvaldo Sanchez scored a goal apiece to round out the scoring.

The Lakers are now 2-0-1 in league and 8-3-2 overall.

Despite the lopsided win, Alcaraz said he still expects more from his defending Northern 3A champs.

“I’ve seen better performances from them. I’m still not happy,” Alcaraz said. “I think that we’re not at the level we should be playing at. But that’s OK. There’s a lot more games to play, and I think we’ll be at that level pretty quick.”

The Truckee High boys soccer team defeated visiting Dayton 7-1 on Saturday.

The Wolverines are now 10-1 overall and 5-1 in Northern 3A league play.

“They’re still playing really fast-paced soccer,” Truckee coach Tom Arnstein said. “It’s nice to see. Hopefully they’ll continue to do that and keep up the momentum.”

Junior Max Brixey scored two goals for the Wolverines, and the following players scored one goal each: Emmanuel “Morro” Sarabia, Erling Selen, Joey Eberhardt, Michael Brixey and Raul Cardenas.

Truckee has outscored its opponents 33-4 and is 4-0 since suffering its only loss of the season, 6-0, at North Tahoe on Sept. 11.

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