North Tahoe prep roundup: NTHS boys soccer remains undefeated in league action
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The North Tahoe boys soccer team remains the only undefeated team in the 3A Northern League after pulling past Elko and Spring Creek last week.
On Saturday against Spring Creek, North Tahoe sophomore striker Andres Cerda scored the first two goals of the game to get the Lakers rolling. On a free kick by Juan Pablo Herrera, a junior captain center midfielder, the Spring Creek goalie made a diving save to bounce the ball away, and Cerda was there to finish.
Senior left defender Ross Tester assisted Cerda on the second goal. He cut inside from left corner, whipped in a cross and Cerda knocked it in.
Sophomore Goalie Coby Mattson had three saves, letting one slide in just before the end of the first half.
Rounding out the Lakers’ scoring, Cerda assisted senior striker Oscar Ramirez for North Tahoe’s third goal.
On Friday, North Tahoe played at home against Elko, the only other undefeated team in the league, and gritted out a 2-1 victory.
Senior striker, Ramirez netted the Lakers’ first goal from 22 yards out 15 minutes in. Sophomore attacker Andre Cerda provided the assist.
After Elko scored a tying goal to raise the stakes, North Tahoe responded when senior center-mid-fielder Jesus Ortega outraced the Elko defenders to get one past the goalie with just 60 seconds left in the game. He was assisted by freshman right mid-fielder Benito Gonzalez.
In the net, sophomore goalie Coby Mattson had five saves.
North Tahoe (7-2-5, 6-0-4) travels to Fallon for a 4 p.m. clash Wednesday.
Girls soccer: Lakers go 1-2 last week
Olivie Sproehnle scored two goals, but it wasn’t enough in the North Tahoe girls soccer team’s 4-2 loss to Spring Creek on Saturday at North Tahoe High School.
The Lakers’ Maile Markham provided an assist on both of Sproehnle’s goals.
A day prior, on Friday, the Lady Lakers spread the scoring in a 4-0 shutout of Elko.
North Tahoe’s AJ Hurt, Magnolia Neu, Markham and Sproehnle all found the back of the net to fuel the win.
On Wednesday, North Tahoe was edged by Wooster, 3-2, at home.
The Lakers and Colts stood at a 1-1 tie at the break before Wooster pulled in front in the second stanza.
Markham and Sproehnle each netted a goal for North Tahoe.
North Tahoe (5-7-2, 3-5-2) hosts Fallon at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Volleyball: Lakers swept by Mustangs
The North Tahoe volleyball team couldn’t keep up with Lovelock in a 3-0 loss Friday.
The Lakers were outdone in scores of 25-19, 25-19 and 25-15.
North Tahoe (1-11, 0-6) is on the road this week at Sierra Lutheran, White Pine and West Wendover.
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