North Tahoe soccer: Girls shut out Bobcats, Wolverines
Northern Division III standings
Team League Points
West Wendover 8-1-1 25
North Tahoe 8-2 24
Incline 7-2 21
Yerington 3-4-2 11
Battle Mountain 2-6-2 8
White Pine 2-8 6
Whittell 1-6-1 4
Team League Points
North Tahoe 10-1-1 31
Incline 10-1-1 31
Whittell 10-1-1 31
White Pine 5-6 15
Pershing County 3-6-1 10
West Wendover 3-8 9
Battle Mountain 1-9 3
Yerington 0-8 0
The North Tahoe girls soccer team is locked in a three-way tie atop the Northern Division III standings after earning two league wins at home this past Friday and Saturday.
The Lakers defeated White Pine 1-0 and West Wendover 5-0 to improve to 10-1-1 in league. North Tahoe, Incline and Whittell all share the same league mark with two games remaining. White Pine, at 5-6, currently holds the fourth and final seed in the Division III state championship tournament, which will be contested at Incline on Nov. 6-7.
Junior Jacki Partain scored the Lakers’ lone goal in their close win over White Pine on Friday.
Playing in rainy conditions the next day, five different North Tahoe players contributed a goal apiece en route to the shutout victory — Emma Sproehnle, Partain, Mallory Tyler, Bailey Abi-Nader and Catie Turner, a freshman who was called up from JV.
AJ Hurt had two assists, while Lindsey Twomey, Maddie Cleeland and Sproehnle each had one assist.
North Tahoe’s boys split their two games, defeating White Pine 4-0 and losing to West Wendover for the second time this season, 2-1.
The Lakers are in second place in the Northern Division III with an 8-2 record. West Wendover, despite suffering a 2-1 loss at Incline on Friday, leads the league with an 8-1-1 record. Incline is third at 7-2, followed by Yerington at 3-4-2.
North Tahoe’s Andres Cerda, Omar Cerda, Angel Leon and Oscar Ramirez each scored a goal against the Bobcats, while Omar Cerda scored the Lakers’ one goal against the Wolverines.
“West Wendover is a good team, but we played well too,” said North Tahoe coach Beto Alcaraz. “We just need to remind ourselves that we need to play well the full 80 minutes of the game until the final whistle blows, and not just 40 or 60 minutes.”
Alcaraz said the Wolverines capitalized on a couple of mistakes by the Lakers, and that was the difference in the contest.
“That’s all it takes to lose a critical game, especially against a good team like West Wendover,” he said.
The Lakers are scheduled to play at Yerington this Friday and will end the regular season at Incline next Tuesday.