Truckee girls soccer wins two
The Truckee High girls soccer team recorded its fifth straight shutout victory, 12-0, at Yerington on Friday.
The Wolverines also defeated Whittell 7-0 on Thursday in a makeup game rescheduled from Aug. 28.
Truckee is now 4-0-2 in the Tahoe League ” with ties coming against North Tahoe and Whittell ” and 9-0-2 overall in the Northern 3A.
The Wolverines frustrated the Yerington Lions, who drew a substantial number of fouls in the second half and injured two Truckee players, according to coach Nikki Gerardi. Due to minor injuries, Katie Dill and Kelsi Decker were not able to finish the game, the coach said.
Senior Lauren O’Neil initiated the scoring on Friday with an unassisted goal a minute and a half into the contest. O’Neil contributed another unassisted goal later in the half when she dribbled all the way from midfield for a score.
Truckee squad went on to score six more goals in the first half and another four in the second.
Dill and sophomore Stephanie O’Neil remained on a tear offensively with five goals between the two. Dill posted two while the younger O’Neil tallied her second hat trick (three goals) in the past three games ” the other was against Sparks on Oct. 9.
Also getting in on the scoring action were freshmen Decker, Kelsey Porter and Allison Gerrard, sophomore Kaitlin Cocard and junior Shannon Nicholls. Contributing assists were Katy Stephens (2), Jordan Tollison (2), Porter, Michelle Delumyea, Addie Shaffer, Cocard and Nicholls.
Sophomore goalkeeper Cammie Greenbach had two saves.
After playing Whittell to a 2-2 tie on Oct. 2, the Wolverines took care of business with a 7-0 rout.
Dill and Porter scored two goals apiece, while both O’Neil sisters and sophomore Lena DeCrescenzo each scored one.
Shaffer, a junior captain, tallied one assist, along with Lauren O’Neil, Cocard, Nicholls and Decker.
Plapp had three saves in the first half, and Greenbach had one in the second.
The Truckee boys defeated Yerington 11-1 on Friday, and North Tahoe played a non-league game at Nevada Union. The Lakers’ results were not available at press time.
North Tahoe and Truckee square off in the Wolverines’ senior farewell game on Tuesday. The boys start at 2 p.m. and the girls at 4. The game will be played at Surprise Stadium.
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