Boy’s soccer goes 2-1 as season enters final stretch
The boy’s soccer team won two and dropped a third this past week as they head into the final stretch of the season. They walked all over Bishop Manogue on Oct. 16, winning 5-0. The following Friday, North Tahoe beat them 3-1, then on Monday, slow and tired from the weekend, they eked out another win, 1-0 against Stateline’s Whittell High.
The loss can potentially push them out of the top two spots of the playoff bracket and into the third and fourth spots.
“I’d give them credit,” coach Rob Curtis said. “They’re in the position Bishop Manogue was in last year. They (Truckee) could be the dark horse this year.”
Last year, Bishop Manogue came into the tournament third, but knocked out North Tahoe, a surprise win, and advanced to the state semi-finals round.
Starting midfielder Remy Denton missed the North Tahoe game due to ankle sprain suffered in a pick-up game of basketball during P.E. class, but was back in action against Whittell.
“I didn’t think they were much of a match,” he said of Whittell.
Kyle Kelly said the problem with the Whittell game was the Wolverines’ inability to finish the ball, even though they dominated the entire game.
“It’s a good game to come to after North Tahoe,” he said. “It’s better than playing North Tahoe or Incline.”
But Denton’s presence was sorely missed in the loss.
“We didn’t have much midfield support,” Casey Eberhardt said.
Two goals were also called back by the referees due to penalties.
Monday’s only goal was by Kyle Shane within the first 10 minutes of the game. After the ball was thrown in close to the goal, it got popped up and Shane head-butted it in over the incoming goalie for an easy score.
The play was getting ugly early in the game, too, as Whittell got a yellow card from a scuffle with Tim McDonald, who was also yellow-carded on the same play. Several minutes later, Dan Rostad spoke a little too much to the ref and got Truckee’s second yellow card for the game.