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Lakers boys soccer team falls to South Tahoe

Alex Close
Sierra Sun

North Tahoe’s boys soccer team took a home-field loss on Monday, dropping a well-played match to South Tahoe, 4-3.

According to head Laker coach Beto Alcaraz, the game was a good showing by both sides and could have gone either way.

Alcaraz was not too disappointed, and said his team played better than they have in past games. But the defending Northern and state 4A champion Vikings were a formidable opponent.

North Tahoe’s first goal came on a free kick taken by Ricardo Cervantes. Cervantes bent the ball nicely around the wall to tie things up 1-1.

The Lakers went up 2-1 when Paco Delgado broke free on a breakaway for the second North Tahoe goal.

The last goal was a lovely play, although the Lakers were already down 4-2.

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Delgado again broke free and took the ball from the middle of the park down to South Tahoe’s endline where he crossed it into the box and found the head of David Munoz, who neatly put it in the back of the net to make it 4-3.

Alcaraz said the non-league battles are good for his team, even if the results don’t go their way.

The Lakers’ coach also said Tuesday’s game against Sparks, which occurred after the Sun’s press deadline, will be one of the Lakers’ tougher games. Sparks won last year’s Northern 3A Regional Tournament.

Despite substantially beating Sparks on Dollar Hill earlier this season, Alcaraz said the Railroaders’ field is very small and bumpy, which forces North Tahoe a bit out of their game.

North Tahoe also hits the road this week, traveling to Lowry on Thursday and then returning to Dollar Hill to play Spring Creek on Saturday.