Women’s Soccer Shutout By Lake Tahoe


Mt. SAC Women’s Soccer versus Lake Tahoe College at home on Friday, Aug. 31. Photo Credit: Paul Magdaleno/SAC.Media

Mt. SAC Women’s Soccer fell to the visiting Lake Tahoe Coyotes 2-0 on Friday, Aug. 31, in the second game of the 2018 schedule.

Lake Tahoe scored early with a goal by Lauren Wolcott in the seventh minute.

Towards the middle of the first half, Lake Tahoe’s Emily Roberts tallied another one for the visitors, scoring in the 20th minute off an assist from Sydney Woodward.

Ultimately, the two first half goals proved to be more than enough to put the Mounties away.

Though Mt. SAC goalkeeper  Jacqueline Botello tried keeping the Mounties in the game with two saves off four shots on goal, Lake Tahoe dominated time of possession and kept the Mounties from getting any sort of effective offense.

“Coaches have to go back to the drawing board and make sure that we teach the girls how to put the ball in the net. They’ve gotten a lot better bringing the ball up the field. Now we just gotta teach them how to finish,” interim head coach Kristen Purper said.

Tensions flared towards the end with a shoving match ensuing between multiple members on both teams. Alyssa Williams of Lake Tahoe and Mt. SAC midfielder Hannah Grady both received yellow cards.

“[Grady] is one of our most passionate players. I made it clear as soon as she came off the field that it is not tolerated and she immediately apologized. That is not going to happen again and if it does, they’re gone,” Purper said.

Despite the result, the team acknowledged some positives to be taken from this loss.

“There is no lull. Their attitudes are perfect. Preseason is all about figuring out the team and I am really proud of them for keeping their heads up high,” Purper said.

“We learned that the new formation [used in the second half] was most effective. We played better in the second half. The second half it was 0-0; [Lake Tahoe] had less opportunities to score and I think that was very important for us to see.”

The Mounties will look to bounce back at home against Grossmont College on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m.