Incline soccer: Highlanders thump opponents on road
The Highlanders are scheduled to host West Wendover on Friday and White Pine on Saturday. The girls kick off the action Friday at 5 p.m., with the boys following at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the girls start at 11 a.m. and the boys at 1 p.m.
The Incline soccer teams rolled to lopsided league victories at Battle Mountain and Pershing County this past Friday and Saturday.
Incline’s girls defeated Pershing County 6-1 and Battle Mountain 7-0, while the boys defeated Battle Mountain 10-0 (Pershing County does not have a boys team).
In the boys game against the Longhorns, Incline led 2-0 at the half before putting the game away with eight goals in the second half.
Oscar Herrera, Fidel Rodriguez and Victor Herrera scored two goals apiece, and Devyn Sutton and Edgar Fragoso both scored one goal. Oscar Herrera also contributed two assists, and Victor Herrera, Sutton, Fragoso and Bryan Banuelos each had one assist.
The Highlanders improved to 5-2 in Northern Division III play as Battle Mountain fell to 1-5-1. Incline will look to avenge one of its two league losses when it hosts West Wendover — which defeated Incline 1-0 on Sept. 18 — this Friday.
Senior forward Vanessa Andrade led the Incline girls past the Longhorns and Mustangs with seven goals in two days, including five goals against Pershing County on Friday.
Four of those goals came in the first half as Incline built a 4-0 halftime lead. Belle Johnson assisted the first three goals, while Andrade scored her fourth on a free kick in the 39th minute.
After the Mustangs got on the board in the 60th minute, Lauren Golden adjusted the score to 5-1 with an unassisted goal in the 70th minute. Andrade rounded out the scoring unassisted one minute later.
Daniela Pinto initiated the scoring against the Longhorns with a goal assisted by Andrade just two minutes into the contest. Rachael Homola extended the lead to 2-0 with a goal assisted by Golden in the 15th minute, and Andrade scored the next two, on assists from Homola and Emily White, in the 22nd and 40th minutes.
Leading 4-0 at the half, Madio Wallner added a goal in first minute of the second frame, assisted by Johnson, and Marizruz Infante scored another Incline goal on an assist from Andrade in the 44th minute. White capped the scoring with an assist from Johnson in the 76th minute.
The Highlanders are now 6-1-1 in the Northern Division III.
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