North Tahoe soccer | Laker girls, boys roll at Yerington |

North Tahoe soccer | Laker girls, boys roll at Yerington

Staff report

The North Tahoe soccer teams took care of business with a pair of lopsided league victories at Yerington on Friday.

The boys opened with a 9-1 win and the girls followed with an 11-1 rout.

The Laker boys got off to a slow start against a tough Yerington defense that was designed to catch North Tahoe offsides. It worked on at least six occasions in the first half, said North Tahoe coach Beto Alcaraz.

"Yerington was playing the offside trap all first half," said Alcaraz, whose team trailed 1-0 at the midway point. "Their defense was very disciplined holding the line and catching us offside."

North Tahoe made some key adjustments at the half with its midfielders and forwards, and the goals followed.

"We were patient and successful with our plan, and the goals started coming. We started to play through-balls and passes behind their defenders backs, and it worked," Alcaraz said.

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The Laker girls pounced on the Lions early en route to their big win.

Despite the fact that she was not feeling 100 percent, junior Bryn Anderson led the charge with four goals and an assist, extending her team-leading total to 15 goals on the season.

"We can always count on her to give everything she's got every game," said North Tahoe coach Stephanie Bales, who added that she also was pleased to see a handful of different players contribute to the offensive onslaught. "We had a variety of girls score this game and it's always nice to get different girls on the score sheet."

Audrey Johnson and Jane Nall scored two goals apiece, while Valencia Covell, Julia Semmens and Haley Perkins each scored one goal. Bales said that Kasey Foster, who has anchored the Lakers' defense all season, played another solid game on Friday.

Both North Tahoe teams played league games at defending state champion Incline on Tuesday night. See Friday's Sports & Outdoors for results.

Up next

Both North Tahoe teams play at Incline on Tuesday and are scheduled to play nonleague games on the road Thursday, with the boys traveling to Fallon and the girls to Hug. The Lakers will host Truckee next Wednesday, Oct. 8.