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North Tahoe soccer | Boys play South Tahoe to 2-2 tie

Joe Proudman / Tahoe Daily TribuneNorth Tahoe goalie Alex Bourriague received support from defender Felipe Rodriguez as the Vikings' Peter Duin attempts a shot. Alex Tyler is seen looking on.
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The Lakers had mixed results in their Sierra League soccer matches at defending champ South Tahoe on Tuesday, as the girls lost 8-0 and the boys tied 2-2.

In the boys’ game, North Tahoe jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a pair of first-half goals by Felipe Rodriguez and Eduardo Martinez. But the Vikings had an answer for both goals after the half, when Jose Martinez and Kris DiGrande each scored to knot the score.

North Tahoe dropped to 1-2-1 in the Sierra League and 2-5-3 overall. South Tahoe improved to 2-1-2 in league.



The Laker girls provided a test for the Vikings for the opening 12 minutes. But then South Tahoe took control, scoring three goals the remainder of the first half and adding five more in the second half to complete the rout.

Shannon Colleton put South Tahoe up 1-0 with a goal in the 12th minute, while Maddison Bowman scored again just 2 minutes later and Annie Genasci tacked on a third goal.



and#8220;I think that we really controlled the game really well with our passing and conditioning,and#8221; said South Tahoe coach Chris DeLeon, whose Vikings have yet to be scored on this season. and#8220;North Tahoe played very well. They got into some of our players’ heads in the beginning.and#8221;

DeLeon said it was a, and#8220;much more physical game, more skilled team,and#8221; than the Vikings are used to facing. Nevertheless, South Tahoe still erupted for five goals in the second half and#8212; one apiece from Cassidy Jackson, Brooke King, Mikaela Buckley, Allison Banner and Alisa Caro.

and#8220;I think that’s where the conditioning came in. We were able to keep our pace,and#8221; DeLeon said. and#8220;It just seemed North Tahoe got tired.and#8221;

The Lakers are now 1-2-1 in Sierra League play and 3-3-2 overall, while the Vikings are 5-0 in league.


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