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Truckee girls soccer eliminated by Incline in state semifinal

Staff Reports

The Truckee High girls soccer team finished the season with a 1-0 loss to Incline in the state semifinal match Friday at Mackay Stadium.

“I am extremely proud of these girls and how they played all season long,” Truckee head coach Amy Valdivia said. “It was a real pleasure coaching this group of hard-working, talented players.

“This is a great group of girls and I will especially miss the seniors.”

Despite the loss, the lady Wolverines had a successful season, finishing with an overall record of 15-4-3, and 6-1-1 in league to share the Tahoe League title.

“Not winning state was disappointing but we still had a great year and were co-league champs,” senior Jessie Kautz said.

Hardy shared Kautz’s optimism.

“The team had good chemistry and everyone enjoyed playing together,” Hardy said. “It was nice having a team full of players committed to doing our best.”

The team was led by senior captains Whitney Hardy, Melissa Kleffman and Alex O’Neil. Kleffman was the team’s leading scorer with 17 goals. Hardy and O’Neil anchored the midfield along with junior Mimi Precit, sophomore Lauren O’Neil and freshman Bernie Nelson. The defense was led by senior Bre Wright and juniors Nikki Panziera and Emily Gannam.

“Overall, the season was successful and very fun,” Gannam said.

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