Laker girls soccer edges Incline |

Laker girls soccer edges Incline

Carrie Richards/Sun News ServiceNorth Tahoe goalkeeper Kea Jolicoeur makes a save against host Incline on Tuesday.

The North Tahoe High girls soccer team improved to 4-0-1 in Northern 3A league play with a 2-1 comeback victory at Incline on Tuesday.

“I was satisfied with the results,” head Laker coach Hans Paladini said. “They played some good soccer at times.”

The Lakers fell behind 1-0 in the opening 15 minutes.

Later in the first half, North Tahoe senior Chelsea Patrick used her left foot to even the score off a corner kick rebound that Incline unsuccessfully tried to clear, Paladini said.

Senior Michelle Zarick gave the Lakers the lead for good somewhere around the 50th minute by blasting a free-kick low to the ground and into the netting from about 30 yards out.

While he was pleased to escape with the win, Paladini said his team needs to better learn to hold a lead after jumping out in front.

Tuesday’s game served as a good example, he said, as the Highlanders tried, and did, lure the Lakers into speeding up the pace late in the contest.

“They need to learn to slow the game down,” Paladini said of the Lakers. “But that’s the only thing that’s a concern right now.”

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