Incline soccer: Girls sweep past West Wendover, White Pine
A shorthanded Incline girls soccer team swept both league games at West Wendover and White Pine this past weekend, defeating the Wolverines 5-0 and the Bobcats 3-1.
The Highlanders then played visiting Whittell to a 1-1 tie on Tuesday.
Against West Wendover, Madio Wallner scored Incline’s first two goals in the sixth and seventh minutes, using assists from Maddy Pecorino and Lauren Golden.
Camilla Correa extended the lead to 3-0 with a goal assisted by Emily White in the 28th minute, and Golden added a fourth goal off an assist from Kayla Smothers in the 34th minute.
Maricruz Infante rounded out the scoring in the 71st minute with a goal assisted by Golden.
Sami Lampe initiated the scoring against White Pine on a direct kick in the 35th minute. Wallner scored Incline’s next two goals, both assisted by Lampe, in the 55th and 58th minutes.
In a rematch of last year’s state championship, the Highlanders found themselves trailing 1-0 against the Warriors until Lampe knotted the score with a 40-yard free kick.
Incline’s girls — who have been playing without Vanessa Andrade, Belle Johnson, Kassandra Luna and Taylor Cheney — are now 4-1 in the Northern Division III.
West Wendover’s boys have established themselves as the team to beat in the Northern Division III, as the Wolverines defeated both Incline, 1-0, and North Tahoe, 3-0, this past weekend.
Incline also played White Pine over the weekend before returning home to earn a 7-0 win over visiting Whittell on Tuesday.
Both Incline teams are scheduled to play league games at Yerington on Saturday and at North Tahoe next Friday, Oct. 2.