Incline soccer | Girls edge Wolverines; boys fall goal short

Staff report

Vanessa Andrade returns after being voted league MVP as a sophomore last season.
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The Incline soccer teams split their nonleague games against visiting Truckee on Tuesday, with the girls winning 3-2 and the boys coming up a goal short, 2-1.

Incline’s girls scored first on a goal by sophomore Vanessa Andrade in the second minute before Truckee’s Marcelle Reynaud answered with an equalizer shortly after.

Incline senior Elise Nelson gave the Highlanders a 2-1 lead that they carried into the half when she put in a head ball on a corner kick from Caroline May in the 23rd minute.

Andrade struck again in the 44th minute to give her team some breathing room. It was a good thing, as Reynaud scored once more in the 67th minute as the Highlanders held on for the win.

“We had more than our fair share of opportunities,” said Truckee coach Katie Jamison, adding that the Wolverines had more than 23 shots on the evening, although many did not pose a challenge for Incline’s All-State goalie, Sarah Wright. “It was frustrating not being able to close, but this was a wonderful opportunity for us to revise our formation in preparation for a few upcoming league games.”

With her two scores, Andrade upped her goal total to 19 through the first six games of the year.

In the boys game, Truckee got on the board first with a goal in the first half. Incline’s Hugo Garcia knotted the score in the second half, but the Wolverines managed the go-ahead goal before the end of regulation.

Truckee’s Rolando Zarate and Thomas Arnstein scored Truckee’s goals.

The Wolverines and Highlanders are scheduled to meet again in Truckee on Monday, Sept. 23. Before then, both Incline squads will host West Wendover on Friday (boys at 5 p.m., girls at 7) and White Pine on Saturday (boys at 11 a.m., girls at 1 p.m.).

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