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Laker boys soccer rolls past Fernley

Alex Close/Sierra SunNorth Tahoe High senior Gerry Bolaos has scored four goals twice in the Lakers last three games.
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Gerry Bolaos is on a tear. So is his North Tahoe High boys soccer team.The senior scored four goals for the second time in the past three games as the Lakers cruised to a 5-0 win over the visiting Fernley Vaqueros on Saturday.Hes on a roll, Beto Alcaraz, head coach of the Lakers, said of Bolaos, who also scored four goals against Truckee last week. But I told him, Youve got to remain humble. Dont let it go to your head.Luckily for the Lakers, Bolaos is a humble player by nature, his coach said.Senior Michele Basile contributed the rest of the Lakers offense, scoring the fifth goal against Fernley.With the Northern 3A league win, North Tahoe improved to 2-0-1 in league and 7-3-1 overall while posting its third consecutive shutout. The Lakers have outscored their opponents 14-0 in the past three games this after competing in the highly competitive Del Campo Tournament in Sacramento on Sept. 7-8.North Tahoes first league win, which came on Sept. 11, perhaps was most impressive, as the Lakers routed rival Truckee, 6-0.On Thursday, North Tahoe defeated Colfax (Calif.) 3-0 in a non-league game. Junior David Muoz scored twice in that contest and senior Eric Holman chipped in another goal.Despite the Lakers dominating play of late their one tie in league came against Sparks back on Aug. 28 Alcaraz said his team could have and should have beat Fernley by a larger margin than five goals.I was kind of concerned about (the teams play). Whenever we play weaker teams such as Fernley, we seem to play at their level, Alcaraz said, quickly inserting that in no way did he mean to disrespect the Vaqueros. Its just that Fernley is not as competitive as Truckee and North Tahoe, as well as the larger California programs the Lakers faced in the Del Campo Tournament.We need to learn to be consistent, the coach continued. We get lazy and complacent … But once we get that first goal the boys seem to settle down.And while, at a glance, the Lakers overall record is not as impressive as it could be had Alcaraz put together an easier schedule, the high level of competition in the Del Campo Tourney has shaped North Tahoe into a stronger team, the coach said.So look out, Northern 3A, the defending champs are returning to form.


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