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Lady Wolverines stay unbeaten in league

Alex Close
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Alex Close/Sierra SunTruckee High senior Sara Grossman controls the ball against Whittell on Tuesday.

Despite coming out a bit flat in the first half, Truckee’s girls soccer team easily took down visiting Whittell on Tuesday, scoring three nice goals and holding the Warriors scoreless.

The 3-0 win improved the Wolverines’ record to 10-2 overall and 7-0 in Northern 3A Sierra League play.

The first half was not too exciting, but the Wolverines still dominated their opponent from Zephyr Cove. Truckee kept possession of the ball most of the half and didn’t let Whittell out of its end of the field more than a few times.

Truckee head coach Amy Valdivia said that the fact that her team hadn’t had a game in a week was evident in its play.

“I think you could tell we had a week off,” Valdivia said after the game.

It did not take long for Truckee to change its pace in the second half, as senior forward Sam Deen buried an open shot just minutes into the half to put the Wolverines up 1-0.

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It was sophomore Addie Shaffer who scored next for Truckee, making a nice run up through the center of the field, utilizing one-two wall passes and eventually taking a well-placed shot in the upper corner to put the Wolverines up 2-0.

The third goal, and Whittell back breaker, came on a nice cutback from sophomore midfielder Bernie Nelson, who took the ball to the Warriors’ endline, where she cut it back nicely to Katie Dill, who was waiting on the top of the six-yard box and easily put the ball in the back of the net on a sharp one touch finish.

“I’m happy with how we played in the second half,” Valdivia said. “We’ll take a win.”