Girls soccer earns another shutout
The Truckee High School girls’ varsity soccer team came up with another big victory over Whittell High School on Thursday.
In the first half, the Wolverines began to control the tempo of the game from the opening whistle.
Truckee coach Kyle Adams said he felt the Wolverines had the advantage playing at River View Sports Park because of the field’s dimensions. Whittell’s home field is smaller and narrower, allowing them to utilize their strongest asset, their goalie. At River View Sports Park, Adams thought the Lady Wolverines did a good job, “Spreading them out on a wide field.”
Truckee had shot after shot on goal, but it took awhile for a shot to squeeze past the keeper. Wolverine after Wolverine took a shot until Jenna Lowrance found the first goal of the game.
Shortly after, Maisha Goodpaster dribbled to the right of the goalie and shot to the left for the second goal of the game. The Lady Wolverines didn’t hesitate to slow the game down and bring the ball out to mid-field and wait for clear passes.
The second half started out with more Truckee shots on goal. Emily Griesmer was the first Wolverine to score in the second half, but she would not be the last. Goodpaster found her second goal with an assist from Jenna Lowrance. Camille Gannam scored after shooting her own rebound twice.
Rachel Theis, Hayley Hudson, Lowrance and Mimi Precit all had hard shots on goal. The Wolverines finished Whittell off 5-0.
“The girls finished this game,” Adams said. “They knew what they we up against and the took it to heart.
“We’re doing well, it’s just a matter of keeping things from getting broken,” he added. “But I feel comfortable putting anyone out at any time.”
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