Girls’ varsity soccer posts 3-0 win
The Truckee High School girls’ varsity soccer team wasted no time getting down to business against Incline High School in their 3-0 victory at Surprise Stadium.
In the first two minutes of the game, Truckee’s Whitney Hardy drew the goalie out to the right side as she made a perfect pass to the left side of the goal where Maisha Goodpaster fired a shot into the back of the net.
The Lady Wolverines continued to show why they are No. 1 in their league in solid defense and consistent offensive pressure.
Shots on goal literally rang out as Sam Deen launched a shot that hit the crossbar. Caitlin Holman, Breanne Wright and Hardy never let up on the Incline goalie, as they tested her skills the entire first-half.
The Highlander’s offense struggled all game, as they attempted to drive on a team that allowed them no ball movement.
In the second-half the Lady Wolverines continued to put pressure on Incline’s goalie. Although Truckee had shot after shot on goal, they lacked the finish they’ve had in past games.
Hardy nearly found a goal from the far-right side of the field as she shot from the sideline and hit the crossbar
A play later, Hardy dribbled the ball down-field neck and neck with an Incline defender. As the goalie charged out, Hardy shot the ball over her head for a picture-perfect goal. The Wolverines lead by 2.
Truckee’s Jenna Lowrance and Alexandra O’Neil were the next Wolverines to put pressure on the Highlander goalie.
After several shots on goal, Lowrance dribbled her way through the Incline defense to send the final goal of the game into the net.
Jessie Kautz and Rachel Theis, helped Truckee goalie Emily Griesmer ensure another shut-out with great defense. Although Griesmer didn’t face a lot of pressure, she came up with a few key saves.
“Incline pressured us the hardest,” said head coach Kyle Adams. “They took our passing game away from us.”
“We played the ball a little slow. We lost our composure with them in the first-half. But the girls are still playing well,” Adams added.
“We had a bad day, but even though we weren’t playing well we still got a victory, and that’s always encouraging,” he said. “These girls know when they’re playing up to their level, they’re hard to beat.”
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