North Tahoe soccer | Boys win, girls lose at Fallon |

North Tahoe soccer | Boys win, girls lose at Fallon

Steve Puterski/Sun News ServiceAshton Williams and Hugo Moreno converge on a Fallon player during Monday's 4-2 North Tahoe win.

FALLON and#8212; A pair of early goals lifted the North Tahoe boys to a 4-2, 3A win over Fallon on Tuesday at the Edward Arciniega Complex.

At the same time, the Fallon girls earned a 2-0 win over the Lakers to improve to 12-1 overall, 8-1 in the Humboldt League. The Lakers fell to 3-5-1 overall, but remain at 2-2-1 in the Sierra League.

The North Tahoe boys (2-6-3 overall, 1-3-1 league) raced out to an early 2-0 lead, behind goals from Ashton Williams and Trevor Semmens, in the first 10 minutes. The Lakers extended the lead to 3-0 with about 6 minutes left in the half on a scoring strike from Freddy Ramirez.

and#8220;We had a real slow start,and#8221; Fallon head coach Nate Waite said. and#8220;It took awhile for us to get our engine going. Once we did, we were behind two goals and playing catch-up.and#8221;

Fallon cut the lead to 3-1 less than a minute later when Jossue Molina buried a shot off a pass from Kevin Rutledge. North Tahoe countered in the second half with Williams’ second goal of the day to put the Lakers up 4-1.

The Greenwave cut the lead back to two after Josh Morrison scored on a penalty kick. However, North Tahoe’s defense stifled the Wave all day, even when Fallon added an extra striker in place of a defender.

and#8220;I think it was important because it helped us settle down,and#8221; Lakers coach Beto Alcaraz said about the early goals. and#8220;You score a goal, obviously, we can play our game.and#8221;

Williams added a second goal in the game, while Zach Rickenbach, Sergio Arellano, Riley McCarthy and Williams each had an assist.

The Lady Wave took a 1-0 lead after Vanessa Tousignant sent a cross from the right side to Leslie Raygoza, who buried the shot.

Raygoza was back on the attack in the second half as she missed a shot wide to the right, then set up Julianne Hale, who put a shot over the crossbar.

and#8220;I was pleased,and#8221; Fallon coach Lance Lattin said. and#8220;What I was pleased with was we were passing the ball and keeping possession.and#8221;

North Tahoe (3-5-1 overall, 2-2-1 league) countered with a scoring chance of its own when Nikki Caravelli blasted a shot from 20 yards out, but was blocked by Hale. The Lakers were only able to muster three shots on goal.

Hale put the Lady Wave up 2-0 when a scramble for the ball found Maddie Murray, who put a shot off the right post. Hale then scooped up the rebound and beat Lakers goalkeeper Kami Abi-Nader.

and#8220;I thought, start to finish, it was as flat as I’ve ever seen this team,and#8221; Lakers coach Jon Rockwood said. and#8220;It was really frustrating because I was confident on the way they were playing the entire season.and#8221;

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