North Tahoe soccer | Boys split against Nevada Union, Colfax |

North Tahoe soccer | Boys split against Nevada Union, Colfax

Staff report
North Tahoe's Lucas Early winds up for a shot in a game at Douglas last week.
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The North Tahoe boys soccer team split a pair of nonleague games against California opponents in the past week, falling 4-1 to Nevada Union on Friday and defeating Colfax 4-1 on the road Tuesday.

North Tahoe coach Beto Alcaraz said the Lakers looked sluggish against Nevada Union and were not on their game a day after defeating Douglas on the road. Chema Chavez scored North Tahoe’s lone goal.

The Lakers rebounded with a solid performance at Colfax, particularly in the second half, Alcaraz said.

“The first half we just couldn’t put together a sequence of passes at all. The second half was much better played,” Alcaraz said. “The passing and ball movement was a lot better.”

Lucas Earley led the way with two goals as North Tahoe took a 2-1 lead into the half. Chavez and Omar Cerda contributed a goal apiece, while goalie Victor Andrade shut out the Falcons in the second half.

“We’ll see how the boys come out and play,” Alcaraz said of this Friday’s home game against Placer, which is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start. “I hope we have consistency as the games go on.”

North Tahoe girls soccer results have not been reported.