Lady Wolverines battle for title
Four teams remain in the Nevada 3A girls’ soccer championships, and the Truckee Wolverines are hoping to be the last one standing. This weekend North Tahoe, the top team in the league, Truckee, who sits in second position and No. 3 Spring Creek will travel to Boulder City High School for two days of post-season play.
Friday at 1:30 p.m, the Wolverines will share the field with southern champion Boulder City, hoping to ground the Eagles in midflight despite Boulder City’s home field advantage.
The Eagles will return to familiar territory after taking a three-week break from play, and coach Rich York admits his team is “a bit nervous” about Friday’s action, after being down for so long.
Regular season play rendered an impressive 18-2 record for the southern champs, who have altered its defense in the last few weeks in preparation for Truckee’s 4-4-2 offensive formation.
Starting midfielder for Boulder City, Brandy Whittell, is out with an ankle injury, yet York’s team, which consists largely of freshman and sophomore standouts, is ready to play the Wolverines. The Wolverine bench, weakened in last weekend’s play against North Tahoe by multiple injuries, has regrouped and will be “healthy and ready to play hard soccer,” according to coach Mike Holman.
The Truckee team has been working through the holes in its game in practice this week and is fired up for the last games of the season.
Holman notes that his team let down a little bit in last week’s play as it was not a “do-or-die situation,” but that will definitely not happen on Friday as the Wolverines are ready to end the Eagles’ flight.
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On Feb. 4, athletes from Truckee and North Tahoe will walk into Beijing’s National stadium for the 2022 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony.