Truckee soccer teams (gasp) lose
Both the Tahoe-Truckee High School boys’ and girls’ soccer teams experienced something they weren’t used to over the weekend – they lost. Both teams finished last season with undefeated records.
Girls’ Truckee Tournament
The girls’ team hosted its first annual Truckee Soccer Tournament Friday and Saturday. Also playing in the tournament were Douglas, North Tahoe, Incline and the Truckee junior varsity.
Truckee drew Douglas to open the tournament and, despite outshooting the Tigers, lost a tough 1-0 decision.
“We dominated the play, but they got the only goal,” said Wolverine coach Doug Roberts.
Truckee played twice Saturday, meeting league rivals North Tahoe and Incline.
The Wolverines dominated play in the game against the Lakers, winning 5-1. Jackie Robinson scored four times and Megan Martin added another.
The game against Incline proved to be more difficult however, as the Highlanders’ defense appears to have improved since last season. Charlotte Duroure was the only player able to slip the ball past the Incline goaltender as Truckee won 1-0.
Douglas won the tournament based on its round-robin record of 3-0. Truckee was second with its 2-1 record.
The Truckee girls travel to White Pine this Saturday (Sept. 13). Look for plenty of Wolverine shots to find the net as this is White Pine’s first year of play in soccer.
Boys at Del Campo
The Truckee boys varsity team received a taste of high level soccer at the Del Campo Soccer Tournament in Sacramento, as more than 40 of the state’s best teams and clubs were on hand to participate.
Truckee opened Friday against a club team known as “D.C.B.” and won 3-0. Jimmy Leatherman scored the first goal of the game on a header off an assist from Kyle Barth. Tom Hernandez recorded Truckee’s second goal and Gannon Sutter tallied the Wolverine’s third goal off an assist from Taylor Greene.
Truckee also won its second game of the tourney against Ponderosa High School, 2-1. The game winner came as Leatherman scored on a pass from Greene with less than five minutes remaining.
“That was a good comeback we made against Ponderosa, as they scored first in the game,” said Wolverine head coach Larry Leatherman. “It was a tough, physical contest.”
Truckee found the going tougher Saturday, as the Wolverines lost to tournament host Del Campo 4-0 and to Kennedy of Richmond 2-0.
“Del Campo was the toughest team we’ve faced this year,” Leatherman said. “We couldn’t maintain possession of the ball and they took advantage – they scored a goal within the first 30 seconds of the game.”
Truckee is at home tomorrow (Sept. 12) vs. Nevada Union. Kick-off is set for 3 p.m.
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