Boys’s soccer suffers first loss
The Truckee High School boys’ varsity soccer team suffered its first loss on Thursday against the South Tahoe Vikings.
South Tahoe made it apparent from the opening of the first half they intended to set the pace for entirety of the game.
Early in the first half the Vikings struck first and scored with a strong kick to the upper left hand corner of the goal.
Truckee had a tough time getting the ball on to their offensive side of the field. The Vikings controlled the game with ball handling that left the Wolverines guessing and running frantically.
“They took us out of our game,” said Head Coach Rob Curtis. “We couldn’t get in synce.”
The Truckee team made good attempts to pass the ball around, but South Tahoe was always able to get there first. The Truckee offense looked to be outnumbered by hustle of the Vikings defense.
The Truckee defense showed the face of frustration as it longed to have an offensive possession. The Truckee defense had to keep a rigorous pace just to try and clear the ball.
The first half ended with Truckee down 1-0.
The second half found the Wolverines hustling towards the ball and making South Tahoe work much harder. The Wolverines appeared to pose a threat for the first time in the game.
But before Truckee could mount its counter attack South Tahoe scored making it 2-0.
Truckee tried to brake down the structure of the Viking’s offense, but the Wolverines were unable to get on an offensive roll themselves.
The Vikings managed to steal the ball and score just as the Wolverines began to show offensive promise.
The Truckee offense failed to move to where the ball was going to be and waited to see where the ball was before moving. This process usually resulted in the Truckee offense becoming the Truckee defense.
The Vikings scored again to bring the score to 4-0 off a header. Shortly after South Tahoe scored again, then again, making the score 6-0.
South Tahoe score once more on a free kick to bring the final score to 7-0.
“Technically they didn’t make mistakes,” Curtis said. “It was a good learning experience.”
The girls’ varsity soccer team lost to South Lake 6-2 in a game plagued by illness and injury.
The score was 3-2 at the end of the first half, but Head Coach Kyle Adams stated, the team, “did not play well.”
“We’ve got the right players, we just need to keep them healthy,” Adams said.
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