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Truckee takes it to the net in two league victories

JAMES BALL, Sierra Sun

Having knocked off league opponents Battle Mountain and Spring Creek in division openers last weekend and remaining undefeated, the Tahoe-Truckee High School girls’ soccer team has another reason to celebrate: head coach Doug Roberts earned his 100th victory at TTHS.

The 99th win came in the form of Battle Mountain, a team Roberts described as “not too strong,” in a 13-0 Truckee victory.

Truckee had 38 shots on the Battle Mountain goal; while BM had no shots on Truckee’s goal, something which can leave the Wolverine defense a little bored at times, Roberts said.

“The defense needs to remain focused,” he said. “They have the tendency to start watching birds.”

Becca Shook led with four goals and two assists, only playing half the game. Quincy Young had three goals and four assists.

“She played really strong,” Roberts said.

Megan Sutter-Jow also scored three goals, while Natalie Pratt scored one, and Leilani Mullen, who normally plays goalie, scored once at forward. Kirsten Mickelson handled duties at goal.

Roberts’ 100th victory came against Spring Creek, a 7-2 win that only heated up in the second half.

At the half, the game was 5-0 in favor of Truckee, but Spring Creek was relentless, a trait Roberts admired.

“They never quit. I like that in a team.”

Truckee’s first two goals came from Sutter-Jow, both assisted by Shook. Shook later scored on an assist from Young in the 16th minute of the game.

Due to the defense’s lack of challenge in past games, it made several errors, allowing Spring Creek to score twice in the second half.

“Because they haven’t seen a lot of action, they were sort of stiff,”

Roberts said.

Lindsey Back scored on an assist from Cali Pratt, and was followed by a goal from Shook, again assisted by Young.

Megan Minnick scored seven minutes into the second half, assisted by Back. Shook scored again, 20 minutes into the half, on an assist from Young.

The win brought Roberts’ five-year record at TTHS to 100-3-2, though at first he wasn’t even sure he wanted to coach girls.

“Now I don’t know if I ever want to coach guys,” Roberts said. “It’s been fun. We have good athletes.”

The girls will face Fernley tomorrow on the road.

They played North Tahoe Tuesday, but results were unavailable at press time.

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