North Tahoe soccer | Eduardo Martinez records hat trick as Laker boys, girls beat Dayton |

North Tahoe soccer | Eduardo Martinez records hat trick as Laker boys, girls beat Dayton

Sun Staff report
Shannon Litz / Nevada AppealNorth Tahoe's Adrian Ortega and Dayton's Shay Hamblin compete in Thursday's 5-1 North Tahoe win.

Both North Tahoe soccer teams defeated Dayton on the road Thursday, the boys by a score of 5-1 and the girls 3-0.

The Laker boys scored all five of their goals in the first half. Eduardo Martinez poured in three goals to record a hat trick on the day, while Trevor Semmens added two goals in the Sierra League win.

and#8220;We won the game, but I feel we could of played better,and#8221; said North Tahoe head coach Beto Alcaraz. and#8220;Not connecting any passes, clear goal scoring opportunities missed, not communicating well. We just came out flat; we looked like we were not ready to play.

and#8220;We need to play more consistent if we want to go on the playoffs, regardless of who we play.and#8221;

Alcaraz said the Lakers need to go back to work in practice to prepare for a tough league game at home Tuesday against Incline, which has an identical league record of 2-2-1.

In the girls’ game, the Lakers (2-2-1) scored twice in the first half and added a goal in the second to leave with a 3-0 Sierra League win over the Dust Devils.

North Tahoe head coach Jon Rockwood said the Lakers played a strong game and maintained possession throughout. They threatened the Dayton goal several times early in the game before finally converting their first goal in the 15th minute, when Liz Buhler assisted Sammi Schulte inside the 18.

and#8220;I was happy with our composure behind the ball, and it was a great finish,and#8221; Rockwood said.

The Lakers’ second goal was built from the midfield with movement off the ball from Emily Pieper and Angela Wood. After connecting a few combination passes, Wood assisted Pieper for another goal inside the 18 at about the 30-minute mark.

North Tahoe continued to control the flow of the game in the second half, allowing only one or two shots by the Dust Devils. The Lakers then added a third and final goal, developed through the strong effort of Britty Holmes at left mid when she saved the ball from rolling over the endline, turned and assisted Emily Nall at the 6-yard line. Nall, who was celebrating her birthday, buried the shot near post.

and#8220;I am happy with how the girls played and it was great to score a few goals after playing a tough game against South Tahoe,and#8221; Rockwood said. and#8220;We had moments of great soccer, but again, it was not consistent enough. Our pace of play is too slow and we need to work on our first touch and offensive and#8216;vision.’

and#8220;Overall, I’m happy with the team. We are very unified and hardworking.and#8221;

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