North Tahoe U15 team wins High Sierra Youth Lacrosse title |

North Tahoe U15 team wins High Sierra Youth Lacrosse title

Courtesy photoThe North Tahoe U15 team celebrates its championship in the High Sierra Youth Lacrosse League. From left to right in the back row are coach Zach Gustafson, James Mcelvey, Conner Gebhardt, Hunter Johnson, Sean Robinson, Chase Whitney, Ethan Faye, Tanner Quenneville, Ryan Conner, Garret Driller, Jackson Schmidt, Blaize Bibolet, Stein Arntson and Coach Brett McCann. In the front row are Nick Feige, Lionel Pascal, Luke Taylor, Austin Nall, Alex Kalange, Eric Bourke, J.C. Shoonmaker, Rudi Arntson and Jack McCann.

The top-seeded North Tahoe’s U15 lacrosse team captured first place at the second annual High Sierra Youth Lacrosse League Championship Tournament this past Sunday.

The North Tahoe squad earned convincing wins over fourth-seeded Truckee, 18-3, and second-seeded North Reno, 17-10, in the championship game.

North Tahoe’s shots found the goal early and often throughout the tournament. Strong passing and a dominant performance on ground balls helped the Lakers control the flow of each game.

Offensively, North Tahoe was led by Chase Whitney, Garret Driller, Tanner Quenneville, Jackson Schmidt and Austin Nall. Jack McCann and Lionel Pascal contributed several assists.

Ground balls were dominated by North Tahoe’s Sean Robinson, Stein Arntson, Eric Bourke and J.C Shoonmaker.

Defensively, North Tahoe was able to shut down Truckee and North Reno’s most talented players. North Tahoe’s defense was led by Conner Gebhardt, Ethan Faye and Blaize Bibolet. Goalie Ryan Conner had many spectacular saves and key defensive clears.

North Tahoe finished the season with a 10-0 record in league play and 11-1 overall.

The North Tahoe U13 team, meanwhile, which entered as a No. 2 seed, finished second in the tournament. The North Tahoe squad beat third-seeded Truckee 13-2 to advance to the championship against top-seeded North Reno.

In the championship, North Tahoe played North Reno tough to the end before coming up short by a score of 12-8. North Tahoe was led by Mason Schmidt, Own Davis, Reed Gebhardt and David Hoffman.

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