Incline at Truckee soccer: Highlanders edge host Wolverines
The Truckee girls are scheduled to play their first league game at Sparks on Wednesday, Sept. 9.
TRUCKEE — Vanessa Andrade put on a scoring clinic at the expense of the host Wolverines on Wednesday.
The Incline senior scored a hat trick — three goals — in the first 24 minutes as the Highlanders built a 4-0 first-half lead and held on for the 5-4 win.
“It was a good game, but both sides were a little too generous on the defensive end,” said Incline coach Tom Canino.
Already leading 3-0, Incline senior Sami Lampe added another goal on a free kick in the 31st minute to extend the Highlanders’ lead to 4-0.
The Wolverines answered with four unanswered goals to tie the score, two of which came late in the first half to cut the lead to 4-2. Olivia Vigano scored her first of three goals in the 38th minute, and Amber Simonpietri followed with another goal less than a minute later.
After a back-and-forth start to the second half, Vigano got on the scoreboard again in the 56th minute. She then knotted the score in the 63rd minute after gathering a nicely placed through-ball from a teammate.
The tie did not last long, however, as Lampe responded with a long-range goal on a free kick just two minutes later, putting the Highlanders in front again, 5-4.
“I’m definitely happy with the comeback and our effort,” said first-year Truckee coach Kyle Kelly. “I think it’s a good start. We’re still trying to find out the best spots to put players in our new system.”
Andrade struck first in the 12th minute on an assist from Camilla Correa. The senior scored another goal, assisted by Rachael Homola, in the 19th minute and scored her third goal, again assisted by Homola, in the 24th minute.
“That promises to be a dangerous pairing this year,” Canino said of Andrade and Homola.